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Activities at St Matthew's Church

St Matthew’s accommodates a number of activities, detailed below.

Parent and Toddler group

A parent and toddler group meets in St Matthew’s church. It runs on Wednesday mornings during term-time for those not yet of school age. Although group size varies, we usually have a small group containing five to ten children, allowing for a very sociable atmosphere for child and parent alike.

We engage in an array of craft activities, singing sessions and opportunities for the children to learn through play. Parents have valued these sessions both for their children’s development and also for the informal support they have received from one another for things such as toilet training, sleeping, and behaviour. We often see the children grow in confidence as part of the group and develop their social skills, including sharing, turn taking and making friends – all important for their transition to nursery and reception classes.

For more details come along to one of the sessions or contact Jane Williams (07963 987 353).


The 211th Scout Group meets at St. Matthew’s Community Hall on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Please check out our facebook page for the most up to date info. We have places for boys and girls in all sections:

  • Beavers (5 ¾ to 8yrs)
  • Cubs (8 to 10.5 yrs)
  • Scouts (10.5 to 14yrs)
  • Explorers (14-16yrs) (District Provision)

Scouting offers Everyday Adventure to girls and boys and helps young people and adults reach their full potential.

Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment.

We play games, go out on trips, enjoy camping and try lots of different sports like Swimming and Dodgeball and we can also earn badges by learning and doing our best.

We help our community and the church by supporting activities, services and events and even some of our badge work would also support the curriculum.
Our young people have the opportunity to try new things, meet new friends and most importantly have FUN!

Scouting isn’t just for young people, adults can join in too! Our team of Volunteers will offer you a friendly and warm welcome.

We meet every Monday 6.30 – 8.00 pm To learn more about our group and how to join the adventure, come along on a Monday evening, or contact Simon Cardall by emailing or by phone on 0776 885 9617

Follow this link for the national Scouting website .