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

Sunday 19 September 2021 at 9:30 AM
Mattins - Lay led

16th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 19 September 2021 at 11:00 AM
Live-streamed morning service - Lay led

16th Sunday after Trinity

Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 6:30 PM
Live-streamed Evening Prayer - Lay led

Please join us online (or by 'phone on 0330 221 0097 with Access Code: 496-060-773). (Order of service)

Other services this week:

At Cradley
Sunday 19 September 2021 at 10:45 AM
Morning Service - Lay led

16th Sunday after Trinity

At Cradley
Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 10:00 AM
Holy Communion (said)

At Storridge
Sunday 19 September 2021 at 9:30 AM
Holy Communion

16th Sunday after Trinity

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

The next Benefice event:
There are currently no up-coming Benefice events, please be sure to come back and check again soon

A MESSAGE FROM THE RECTOR (updated 24 April 2021)

Our church remains open for private prayer during the week and Sunday services have now resumed (with the requirement to wear face coverings in church and observe social distancing). Services from our neighbouring church in Cradley continue to be live-streamed (on most Sundays) for those who wish to come together 'virtually' online and by telephone. Please check the ‘services’ page of this website for more details.

Fundraising has been hit hard this past year, as have other crucial sources of income, including summer weddings. 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 or even setting up a regular payment via the Parish Giving Scheme?

Thank you for your consideration.

Your Rector,
Robert Ward

The next Mathon Church event:
Mathon Harvest Festival
Mathon Harvest Festival
Sunday 26 September 2021 at 6:00 PM at Mathon Church

All are welcome in Mathon Church (decorated to celebrate harvest) for a Harvest Festival Service.
Candle and Cross


During the lockdown the 'Newsletter Team' are unable to print and deliver the Newsletter as usual. However they will continue to produce the Newsletter every month. Subscribers can:

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(During the lockdown there is no charge for access to the online/digital version.)

Subscribers who cannot access the digital copy of the Newsletter and who would like to request a printed copy can write to: Newsletter Editor, Barratts Cottage, Cradley, WR13 5NF

Normal deliveries with resume as soon as circumstances allow.

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