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  • Surbiton church ‘best in the land’

    Surbiton church ‘best in the land’0

    Congratulations to St Matthew’s, Surbiton, for winning an award which rates it the UK’s best-maintained church. The 1874 landmark in St Matthew’s Avenue has scooped the 2021 Nayler Award for Excellence in Church Maintenance. Team rector the Rev Helen Hancock said she was delighted with the accolade, attributing it to regular volunteer upkeep sessions. The award

  • Handbells chime for Easter

    Handbells chime for Easter0

    St Matthew’s is currently without its Ellacombe chimes and service bell which are in lockdown at a foundry in Leicestershire, but that did not stop the church’s music director Simon Hancock ringing these handbells in the garden of the rectory before his missus the Rev Helen Hancock, live-streamed her Easter message to her flock via

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