Iconic landmark church in Perth city centre towering over the beautiful river Tay.

We are in vacancy at the moment, and looking for a new minister. If this could be you please get in touch...

Exterior photo of iconic spire at St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth

Iconic landmark church in Perth city centre towering over the beautiful river Tay.

We are in vacancy at the moment and looking for a new minister. If this could be you please get in touch...

OUR DOORS ARE EFFECTIVELY OPEN TO ALL THE CONGREGATION AND VISITORS

The reopening of the church to normal worship has been progressing rapidly with each announcement from the First Minister being reflected in Guidance from the Church of Scotland Covid Team.  St.Matthew’s Risk Assessment Team for COVID under the guidance of Andy Turnbull have kept the facilities up to date.

At the most recent meeting it was agreed that the capacity of the sanctuary would be increased to 120 fulfilling the 1m. rule.  Where practical we will continue to have the chairs set out around tables as we have done from the most recent reopening . That appears to be appreciated. It also facilitates the interim way of conducting Communion.

It is anticipated the rules will be relaxed completely in the near future.

The need for Track and Trace is still required and a register of those attending is being kept for that purpose.  At this time the wearing of face mask is still required, however we are allowed to sing.

It is hoped to have tea and coffee facilities in operation in the near future.

A virtual tour of St. Matthews

Pop inside today and have a look around


Vacancy Update

At the recent General Assembly it was agreed that all vacancies have to have a Minister preaching as sole nominee by 31st December 2021 (ie such that the congregation will then vote on their suitability for the post) otherwise the vacancy will be sisted (ie they will not be able to proceed any further in their search for a new Minister).There is therefore obviously some urgency now in our search for our new Minister! A Nominating Committee has been appointed with Tom Morrison as Convenor and Raymond Young as Clerk. 

Progress has been very quick with applications being received, a closing date for applications set at the 9th of August, and steps being taken to hear their preaching and subsequently interviews. We would like to see more applications.

Contact:

St Matthew’s Church
Tay Street
Perth PH1 5LQ
Or by e-mail to vacancy@perthstmatthews.org.uk

Rev Marc Bircham, Interim Moderator

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Worship With Us

Times

Traditional Worship
Sunday 11am
Weekly


Where

St Matthew’s Parish Church
Tay Street, Perth.
PH1 5LQ

Scotland

Office hours

Monday - Friday
9.30am-12.30pm

Due to the Covid19 Pandemic
our office is closed until further notice.

EMAIL
office@perthstmatthews.org.uk

Telephone
01738 259961
(10am-5pm only please
- and leave a message if necessary.)

THE MINISTER(S)

Presently there is a vacancy at St. Matthew's but we are pleased to let you know that our parish is being served by two safe pairs of hands by our joint-locums.
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The ideal Conference and Concert Venue

Our Main Sanctuary can comfortably accommodate 240 people and is well heated. We have a state of the art projector, screen and sound system. Our staging is movable to suit your needs.

Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Matthew 6:33

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150th ANNIVERSARY

In November 2021 we will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the building. At that time The West Church of the Free Church of Scotland built the church which subsequently in 1965 with its present congregation became St. Matthew's Church, Perth.
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NEWSLETTER

During lockdown - our weekly newsletter has replaced the monthly magazine. Sign up here to receive a copy via email - stay in touch.

If you know someone who is not connected to the internet - please print a copy and share it with them.

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Traidcraft

St. Matthew’s is a Fair Trade Church, which means that we are committed to using fairly traded products in our café and our meetings, and promoting Fair Trade in a wider context.
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Offerings & Donations

This is an appeal to those who give your offering by the free will offering envelopes (WFO) and in the open plate or those who would simply like to make a donation. The easiest and most practical method for the Treasurer is to make payment through the bank.
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