The Parish Church


St John 

the Baptist


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In the Benefice there are other churches: 

St .James the Great, Cradley 


St. John the Evangelist, Storridge.




The village of Mathon is situated in a rural Herefordshire parish with a beautiful and historic parish church tracing its history back over more than 900 years.  The congregation share traditional Christian worship and values, reaching out into the wider community with a hand of friendship and welcome to all who would wish to join them.


The parish church of St. John the Baptist in Mathon is situated in the heart of the village on the Cradley to Colwall road.


The history of the church is a fascinating one, however, the current congregation is very much focused on Christian life and worship in the present and into the future.


Details of the events and worship of the church are to be found on this web site, and it is hoped that visitors will enjoy browsing these pages and maybe visiting us in person during a service or event.


You can also catch up on the latest news and notices by visiting the 'News Sheet' page and downloading the latest weekly 'pew sheet'.


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Under guidance from Bishop Richard, our Rector, Robert Ward, has decided to take up a window of opportunity that currently exists within the Diocese for a short period of study leave, starting from 8 August and continuing through to 7 November.  The number of diocesan opportunities for clergy to engage in ‘study leave’ available in each year is limited.  As it is at least eleven years since Robert last took formal 'time out' in his thirty years of ordained ministry to renew and refresh his theological studies this opening is both timely and convenient as it falls in a quieter time of the church year.  Plans are in place to ensure that the life and work of the churches continues smoothly in his absence and these will (soon) be available on the church websites. Any queries can be directed to Churchwardens or PCC members, whilst Mike Vockins is happy to respond where a priest is required.  We look forward to welcoming Robert back as he continues his ministry within the Benefice and the Deanery in November.


© Mathon Parochial Church Council, 2015