About Our Church

St matthews rowdeRowde Primary Academy and the Church of St Matthew Rowde have deep connections which reflect the history of the school as a key part of the village.  In normal times, the whole academy worships at the church at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and for the Leavers’ service.  The church presents Y6 leavers with a Scripture Union book.  Members of the church serve as foundation governors and the church Open the Book team presents Bible stories twice a month, with children acting the main characters. 

The rector works closely with the academy to promote Christian values and ethos, and also leads collective worship.  During the pandemic, the church continues to support the academy, within the limitations of social distancing.