The whole diocese of Portsmouth is asked to pray that we may grow in holiness and service. Bishop Christopher has asked us to share in the Mission for Ministry prayer together. We use this prayer each Sunday to complete the intercessions.

Daily Prayer - Morning Prayer Mon-Sat 8:30am  Sunday 8am

The work of the Church of Christ is to pray - to give glory to God our source of life and light - to lay before God praise, and the needs of his church and the world.
At St Matthew's Morning & evening Prayer form the bedrock of the daily cycle of prayer in the parish.

Morning Prayer lasts about 30mins and is said at 8:30am Monday-Saturday and 8:00am on Sundays.

We follow the Anglican lectionery and cycle of prayers for our brother and sister Anglicans across the Diocese and the Worldwide Anglican Communion.

Morning & Evening Prayer online
The online version of Morning Prayer in the Church of England can be found here
and Evening Prayer here.


Ministry for Mission prayer

Lord God,
whose purpose is to make all things new in Jesus,
help us by your Holy Spirit to use the gifts you give us
to share your love, today and every day.

The daily prayer guide for Portsmouth Diocese can be found here