Our Mission

Our mission is to be a people centred church pointing to the distinctive Christian hope and striving to offer opportunities for worship, facilitate community activity, and encourage spiritual development; being open in our approach to issues, welcoming of all sections of the community, and active in seeking solutions to need.

Our Vision

 

Communities supporting one another to grow and flourish in God's love

Prayer and Message from the Rector Advent 4 and Christmas 2020

To the darkness came the light, to the world came love,
From the vastness of creation to you and to me, Emmanuel, God with us.

Today we meet with Mary the mother of Jesus. As anglicans we embrace a number of different theologies and traditions and we meet with Mary and her son in different ways. To some Mary is the Theotokos, the God bearer, blessed above all women because she had the honour of giving birth to the Son of God. She is the Queen of heaven and highly exalted. In the more Protestant end of the church she is seen more as an ideal christian and an exemplar of the faith in that she is humble and obedient and her words to the angel show this aspect of her nature -”Let it be with me according to your word”. With the wonderful gift of hindsight we can look in at her future and our past and hear the words of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane, ”Not my will but yours be done”.
Whatever our theology or tradition St. Mary was chosen by God to be the mother of Christ. Christ himself explains the reason why she is blessed in Luke 11:28 -29. Jesus is teaching a crowd and a woman shouts out,” How blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you.” This woman thinks that Mary is blessed because she bore Jesus but Jesus counters this by saying, ”Blessed rather are those who hear God’s word and obey it.” She is blessed by her devotion and service to God.

Mary is an example to us all and as we meet once again with the Holy Family and that new born infant, with angels and shepherds and wise men.
The story that is at the heart of Christmas is one of love- God sending His son to be with us. Even now in the middle of a pandemic we can meet with Christ and remember that He is Emmanuel – God with us- God with us in the past, the present and the future.

Merry Christmas Richard

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Please Note: Face coverings must be worn at all services

Sunday 20 December 2020
11am Holy Communion Service at St Matthew

11am The Rector will live stream a virtual Holy Communion service on our FACEBOOK page ‘skegness group of churches’

Tuesday 22
10am-12 noon St Matthew’s Church will be open for Private Prayer

Wednesday 23rd
December-6pm Carols in St. Matthews garden (Socially distanced Carols outside) There will be no Wednesday chat this week in church

Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December
-3pm. St. Nicholas Church Addlethorpe -Service Of Christmas Music and Readings. The Service will include a mix of live organ and recorded music, readings, Christmas poems, and a brief musical history of the Carol.

-4pm Crib and Christingle (Live streamed only on Skegness group of churches facebook page)

-11.30pm – Midnight Mass (Live streamed only on Skegness group of churches facebook page )

Friday 25th December
10am Christmas Morning Holy Communion at St Matthew (Live streamed but congregation welcome in church)

Sunday 27 December 2020 First Sunday of Christmas
11am Holy Communion Service at St Matthew

11am The Rector will live stream a virtual Holy Communion service on our FACEBOOK page ‘skegness group of churches’

Tuesday 29 St Matthew will be closed

Community Hall Booking

We have two community halls available to book for your community event or family party.

 

Skegness Community Hall

Skegness Church Rd N Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2QH

To book contact the Parish Office
01754 763 875

St. Peter's Community Hall

High Street Ingoldmells Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 1NP

To book contact John
01754 873 896