Thanks be to God! We have raised £200,000

Thats 25.75% of the total

The time before Easter seems so long ago doesn’t it? Since the last update in March we have been busy as a fundraising team writing applications, planning exciting events, and giving out chocolate. Pictured below is the Mothering Sunday Bake Sale.

So successful that we had to find more tables to put products on!


Our Mothering Sunday Bake Sale made £240 and was a joyful occasion anyone could join in with. From the breads and cakes on offer it seems that St Matthew’s almost has enough talented bakers to open a bakery!

On Easter Day we held a raffle and thanks to Poppy and others who sold tickets we made over £200! And we gave away some terrific prizes too. A happy Easter indeed.

Grants Awarded

We are grateful to the Trustees of The Number One Trust who have generously awarded us a grant of £50,000! The Number One Trust have been a great encouragement to us here at St Matthews and have supported our Development Worker, Parish Nurses, and much more.

As a church confidently belonging to the Catholic movement in the Church of England we not only stand on the shoulders of spiritual giants who have faithfully taught the faith once delivered to the saints, we also benefit from their financial legacies. These generous gifts are entrusted to us to continue the work they pioneered, reaching the people in our Parish with the life-changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Personal Giving

The Beauty of Holiness – Fr Alan Watson

Fr Watson has planned a generous gift of £10,000 the renewal of the Sanctuary.

The church is not only a silent witness to God but the place where we experience the beauty of holiness in the sacraments and worship and the beauty of the church

Therefore I am happy contributing to the Regenerate project repairing the sanctuary floor to beautify and repair this sanctuary to be a witness in Sheffield.”

Coming Up

Spring Fair Saturday 14 May 10:00am-2:00pm

The Spring Fair is an opportunity for makers and bakers to showcase their products and make some sales. We’ll also be opening up some stalls for pre-loved items worth selling.

Stall hire is £25 or free if you’re donating all proceeds from your sales.

Sign up at the back of church

Want to help? Here’s some ideas:

  • Second-Hand Books
  • Pre-owned fashion
  • Baked goods
  • Home-made crafts
  • Record Stand
  • Art
  • Cards
  • Jewellery

Jubilee Street Party Sunday 5 June 12:30-6:00pm

Not technically a Regenerate event but we want you to know about it anyway! We are hosting a street party for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to make up the costs we would greatly appreciate it if you would pre-order your hog roast lunch. Link to tickets here. 

Afternoon Tea at Moscar Lodge Sunday 17 July

This is a real treat and a gift from Her Grace the Duchess of Rutland. A luxurious trip to the fabulous country estate in the Peak District. Enjoy the beautiful building and grounds. Play some tennis. Unwind in the pool and sauna.

From 1:30-5:00pm this will be a full afternoon and definitely worth inviting friends to.

Tickets are £25, kids go free! Tickets here.

Make it happen

If you’d like to help set up and run this event speak to Fr Naylor or email

Sponsored Events

Leap of Faith 20 May

Francesca and Fr Naylor think the Regenerate project is so important that they’re going to jump out of an aeroplane to prove it!

Sponsor their parachute jump and share it on social media. 

Sponsored Triathlon – Colin Mason

It was our pleasure to welcome Jared as a newly baptised member of Christ’s Church recently. Colin the proud dad is supporting our Regenerate campaign by donating the sponsorship from the Ripon Triathlon in June.

Find these fundraisers here.

Make a donation

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