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The Latest News and Updates from St Matthew & St Luke's Church



At Church Council this week we agreed to set up a Church WhatsApp group to help people share news and prayer requests. If you would like to be part of the group email your mobile number to and we will add you to the group.



The Links "Express" Cafe


Congratulations to The Links on earning a 5 star food hygiene rating from Darlington Borough Council for their "Express" Cafe here at St. Matthew and St. Luke's. The cafe is open every wednesday from 12-2pm serving good quality food and everyone is welcome. 

The Links are a local charity here in Darlington who do a lot of outstanding work with adults who have additional needs.


The Christmas Journey

It's still a while off, but we're already thinking about Christmas.

Last year we helped tell the Christmas story to over 700 6 and 7 year olds as they went on The Christmas Journey. This year we want to tell it to even more children and are asking for volunteers.

The Christmas Journey this year will be on 28/29th Nov, and 2nd-6th December. We don't expect people to be available for every single day. If you can only help for one morning on one day, we'd still love for you to volunteer. A lot of the new volunteers from last year are already looking forward to this year's journey.

If you, or someone you know, would like to help, or even if you just want to know more about what the Christmas Journey is, please contact Lissa on 01325 312134


Conversations & Coffee

We have a new group starting here at St Matthew and St Luke's on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. Conversations & Coffee will be an opportunity to come and discuss an issue with a talk by an expert in that field. Refreshments are provided.

Our next group meeting will be on October 2nd in church.

Everyone is welcome.














Community Garden

Did you know that we have a community remembrance garden behind the church? The garden is open for you to come and spend some time and just be.




Community Iftar brings over 100 people to St. Matthew and St. Luke's


Thank you to everyone who came and helped make the Community Iftar on June 2nd such a success. Over 100 people from all across the town came together to share food and celebrate our common humanity. Speakers from the local Muslim community, as well as church representatives and representatives of the Hindu, Jewish and Humanist communities repeated the message "we are far more united than the things that divide us". 


Church Annual Meeting


Our Parish AGM was held on 28th April after the main Sunday service. Ruth Irving and Gordon Tough were elected as our Churchwardens for the year, and will be sworn in on 16th May at Holy Trinity Stockton.

Our PCC for 2019/20 will be Joyce Barber (Treasurer/Safeguarding Officer), Val Collins, Peter Craig, Revd Ruth Dawson (Associate Priest), Diane Evans (PCC Minute Secretary/Deanery Synod Rep), Siobhan Hunt, Ruth Irving (Church Warden), Mavis Jubb (PCC Secretary), Andrew McNaughton, Carol Richardson, Revd Lissa Scott  (Vicar), Gordon Tough (Church Warden), Barbara Waistell, Peter Waistell, Sheila Walker (Deanery Synod Rep).


Social Media

Did you know that we are also on Facebook and Twitter. Click on the logos to find out more



Data Privacy Notice

Our new Data Privacy Notice can be viewed here.