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At the centre of all that we do as a Christian community are our liturgical acts of worship. The very church building was designed for them and is kept and decorated and cherished for them. The traditions of St Matthew’s are treasured by the congregation – our services, choral participation and the reliable rituals of your birthday being read out wherever you live in the world, Midnight Mass at 11.30pm and posies on Mothering Sunday. The church has proved a haven for those who appreciate the traditional liturgy of the King James Bible and Book of Common Prayer around which our services are based. But we also use other accessible versions of the bible particularly with our Sunday school. We are otherwise very liberal. Much of the language of worship is akin to poetry and at our church we dip into the rich heritage of literature and poetry in our service.

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