Help Raise money for St Matthew’s Church

St. Matthew’s Church is a stunning Grade I listed building which makes it not only unique but also historically important. Unfortunately, a Grade I listed building takes a lot of care and attention which means that this beautiful building and land requires large amounts of money to keep it open. Without donations from members of the congregation St. Matthew’s would have closed long ago. However, due to inflation it is costing us more and more to keep this building open for services, open days, weddings, baptisms and funerals.

As such we would like to ask for your help by making a donation, no matter how small, to keep our church open. With your help we can keep our church open to provide spiritual guidance and a social network as well as protecting our historical items.

St. Matthew’s Patronage Scheme has been launched with the aim of attracting such funds. We are looking for Patrons who will give an annual donation commemorating an important event in their lives – a birthday, wedding anniversary or the death of a family member or friend. To find out more please click here.
Your help has already gone a long way. In 2010 we completed the building of our new toilet facilities, a venture that would not have been possible without your kindness and generosity. Thanks to all your donations we reached our target and began work to improve the temporary facilities we previously had. Now we have a fabulous new toilet that was formally opened by our Church Warden and blessed by the Bishop of Repton.

But, donating money to our church doesn’t actually have to cost you. Confused? St. Matthew’s Church, Morley, Derbyshire is a registered charity which has been listed on a site called This website allows people to earn money for their chosen charity when one spends money over the internet. Over 2000 companies are involved in this scheme and will donate a percentage of the money you spend with them. As such it is possible for us to raise money without asking you to donate directly to us. This clever little scheme means that we can earn money from your everyday internet spending which we think is a brilliant money raising idea.

If you wish to take part in this scheme please head over to and sign up to support St. Matthew’s Church, Morley, Derbyshire or click on the banner above. Every time someone downloads the toolbar the church gains 50p which would go a long way in helping our church. From then on every time you spend money with a company which supports the scheme St. Matthew’s Church will be given a donation which means that you can support our church with little effort through your usual internet shopping.

Please click the button below to make a donation – thank you.