Community Development

How can a small church make a big difference? image of Edgeley sign

Here at St Matthew's we are not just part of the community, we want to use our unique position to bring people together, to connect those who need support with those who can provide it. We have the time to build up relationships with a wide range of people, groups and services, strengthening each other through partnerships and active co-operation. We are already working with different churches, charities, community groups, private companies, local police and fire services, and lots more. In this way, we can multiply the work of our hands, for the benefit of local people.

On these pages, you can read about the person who is leading this work, our Community Development Manager. You may also be interested in our recent review of how we contribute to the community.

image of Pam RobinsonOur Community Development Manager, Pam Robinson, has been in post for several years and has published reports for Year 1 (2014 - 2015)Year 2 (2015 - 2016)Year 3 (2016 - 2017) and Year 4 (2017 - 2018). describing all the things that have been achieved so far. We would like to thank the Tudor Trust for their incredible support over the last four years.

We are delighted that the Big Lottery Awards for All  awarded a grant to help us continue funding this post whilst we secure, hopefully, an additional five years. 


Oimage of Stockport Local fund logour work continues to make an impact in the community, and we are very happy to see this recognised with an award from Stockport Local. This award will help us to continue our work in the community and develop St Matthew's Church House as a reall asset to our community.


We have also had lots of articles about our community work published across the local press - take a look at some of the highlights!

We are always interested in talking to people who share our vision, so please feel free to get in touch if you want to know more:

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