St Matthew's Church, Birches Head

St Matthew's Church welcomes you to our Family Eucharist on a Sunday morning, in which people of different ages take a full part. We sometimes have a Baptism Service on the 3rd Sunday of the month too.

There are currently two Servers assisting in leading the worship. There is also a small Sunday School, which meets during the first part of the Sunday service. Our congregation is made of a mix of ages, from newborn to those in their more senior years and everything in between.

St Matthew’s holds two fairs a year, a Harvest Supper and other social activities including coffee mornings each month - keep your eye on pew sheets and the Monthly 'What's On' page for details of our events.

Worship Times:

Sunday:      11am - Morning Service. 

Tuesday:     9am - Morning Prayer

                  10am - Mid-week mass

Thursday:    5.30 pm Evening prayer

For all enquiries about services at St. Matthew's please contact: Revd Sally Smith 01782 266066 

Where we are

St Matthew's Church sits within the community of Birches Head, on Birches Head Road at the junction with Barthomley Road. The church  is located at postcode ST1 6LQ.

If approached from Hanley City Centre, follow Town Road heading for Sneyd Green (often signposted A53) and you will start to
enter a mix of residential and business areas.

Town Road becomes Chell Street and Birches Head Road is on the right, with the Fox and Duck Public House on the corner. Follow Birches Head Road up the hill, we are at the top at the juntion of Birches Head Road and Barthomley Road.

Parking is available in the streets around the church and there is a small community car park on Acton Street. Turn down Barthomley Road and take the first right to locate the car park.

Community Lunch:

We would also like to invite you to join us at our community lunch (soup and sandwiches or sometimes a light meal, plus a sweet and drink) every Tuesday following the mid-week mass, starting at 11.45 am and ending around 1 pm. Only £2.

Other users:

The '55 club', with a membership of over 20 people, meets every Wednesday from 2 pm until 3.30pm and we are always happy to welcome new members

About the Church Building:

The first church building on this site was a “tin church”, built in 1899 as a daughter church to Holy Trinity, Northwood. In 1961 a new church building was consecrated. St Matthew’s is a modern building, with a Nave and a Sanctuary with a Stone Altar. The building has a vestry, a choir vestry, a side chapel (Chapel of St Chad), a Meeting/Community Room, a Modern Kitchen and facilities.


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