Welcome to St. Matthew's

James 1 

I’m delighted to introduce myself as the new Vicar of St Matthew’s. I moved here in May with my wife Becky and our three young boys from Romford, Essex. Both Becky and I have some West Country in us though: I grew up in Wiltshire, and Becky went to university in Exeter.

The role of a Vicar is to help people spiritually - whether though prayer, preaching or popping over for a coffee, so I hope that I’ll be able to do just that.

My colleague Tom and I have a broader responsibility for the parish of Elburton, so if you live or have family collections within this area, then don’t hesitate to get in touch, whether it’s to do with Christenings or Weddings, or just something on your mind that you’d like to talk to someone about.

Our main service on a Sunday is at 10:30am, to which everyone is welcome, whatever you believe. There’s no particular dress code (although casual is perhaps becoming the norm), there are groups for children and young people, and you won’t be asked to do anything more than stand for the songs & hymns.

I hope this serves as a useful introduction. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have a question of whatever kind – our contact details are below.

Best wishes,

James