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.
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.
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.
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