Mathon Church, Herefordshire

Mathon Church

The village of Mathon is situated in a rural Herefordshire parish with the beautiful and historic parish church of St. John the Baptist in the heart of the village (on the Cradley to Colwall road - postcode WR13 5PW). The congregation share traditional Christian services and values, reaching out into the wider community with a hand of friendship and welcome to all who would wish to join them. With over 900 years of history it is a Church and a building with many roles:

Mathon church is a place of meeting and peace, a place of prayer and for music. It is a focus for the community, a building for everyone ... and a venue for milestones in the lives of many generations of local families.

Daily Bible Passage for

Services in Mathon this week
Mathon Church Altar

Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 6:30 PM
Evening Prayer Live-streamed (Order of service)
Please join us online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0097 with Access Code: 496-060-773)

Sunday 27 September 2020 at 9:30 AM
Harvest Festival
(Face-covering must be worn)

Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 6:30 PM
Evening Prayer Live-streamed from Mathon
Please join us online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0097 with Access Code: 496-060-773)

Other services this week:

At Cradley
Sunday 27 September 2020 at 10:45 AM
Family Communion live-streamed from Cradley Church (Face-covering must be worn by those choosing to come to church)
There is a live-stream for this service so that people can join online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0088 with Access Code: 578-270-357). If you choose to come to church please ensure that you are wearing a face covering.

At Cradley
Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion (CW)
(Face-covering must be worn apart from when receiving communion)

At Storridge
Sunday 27 September 2020 at 9:30 AM
Mattins (said, lay led)
(Face-covering must be worn)

Our Rector
Revd Robert Ward

The Revd Robert Ward's ministry covers the parishes of Mathon, Cradley and Storridge, in addition to this he is also Rural Dean for the Ledbury Deanary.

The Rectory,
Rectory Lane
WR13 5LQ

01886 880438


A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR (updated 2 September 2020)

As we emerge tentatively from the 'lock-down' of the last six months there will be many appeals for help from charities close to our hearts. We'd ask you not to forget your local churches, dependent almost entirely on local good-will for their day-to-day survival. Fundraising has been hit hard this summer, as have other crucial sources of income, including summer weddings.

Richard Jackson, newly arrived as Bishop of Hereford just as the pandemic began, has called for a Parish Gift Day throughout the diocese on Sunday 20 September. Since it's difficult at present to plan events of any kind which involve people coming together, could we ask you to consider making a special donation to your local parish church on or before Sunday 20 September, and if they come in envelopes labelled 'Parish Gift Day', we'll count them as arriving on that day.

Thank you for your consideration.

Your Rector,
Robert Ward

The next Mathon event:
There are currently no up-coming events at Mathon Church, please be sure to come back and check again soon
The next Benefice event:
There are currently no up-coming Benefice events, please be sure to come back and check again soon
Praying at home
Candle and Cross


Are you looking for different ways in which you can pray at home (especially if you are social distancing or self isolating)? Here are some ideas:

BBC Radio 4 Long Wave - Daily Service at 09.45 a.m. See detals online

BBC Radio 4 - Sunday Service at 08.10 a.m. - See detals online

Prayer and reflection for healing and well-being - A resource produced by Hereford Cathedral - details online

Ways to pray from home - produced by Wakefield Cathedral - download

Stay in touch

Sign up to get our weekly news update emailed directly to you inbox (if you change your mind you can opt out again at any time).

* indicates required

Follow Mathon Church on instagram to stay in touch with news and enjoy some photographs of the our beautiful building and its suroundings.

Go to Instagram

"Like" Mathon Church on Facebook to see your latest posts. comment and message us.

Go to Facebook