21 September - St. Matthew the Apostle
Matthew was a tax-gatherer for the hated Romans, which meant he was an outcast fron Jewish society, but in return he could keep a proportion of the tax revenues for himself, a source of considerable income. Yet when Jesus called him, he came, leaving his income and security behind. He wrote the Gospel which bears his name and we celebrate him as both and apostle and an evangelist.
Welcome to St. Patrick's
Please note that there are works to the church roof taking place during September and into the autumn - it will not be as photogenic as usual and there is likely to be some noise from time to time.
The church is open daily from around 9am to 5pm, or until dusk if earlier. Access for ambulatory visitors from the car park on High Street is up the steps between the handrails and direct to the north porch. Wheelchair users' access is through the gap in the east wall of the car park, through the Lychgate and again to the north porch. There is a ramp for wheelchairs just inside the porch to help negotiate the entry step.
Entry to the church from Church Lane, to the south of the church, is via the south-east kissing gate and the path leading to the north of the church. This route is not accessible to wheelchair users. The south-west kissing gate is currently not usable pending repairs to the adjacent wall.
If you are interested in exploring our beautiful church but do not wish to participate in a church service, we respectfully suggest you avoid service times (shown in the calendar).
If you would like to organise a group visit, please contact one of the church officers.