Revd. Matt Hird

Revd. Matt Hird


Matt has been vicar of St Matthew’s for 10 years. He is married to Jess, with two young children. Matt loves making music, walking, running, sharing good food with friends, movies, reading, real ale, his family and Jesus… but not necessarily in that order!


MLT - Ministry Leadership Team

This team is responsible for enabling the people of St Matthew’s to make the vision a reality.
Growing Deeper 
Matt Hird & Rebi Hedger
Growing Together 

Deb Blakemore & Jess Hird

Growing Younger
Rachel Payne & Jo Bridgman

Growing Beyond 
Gareth Manser & Deb Blakemore



They assist the clergy with the day-to-day running of the parish. They are the Bishop’s representatives in the parish. 
Lee Blakemore &
Jay Coley

PCC - Parochial Church Council

This team are the elected trustees of St Matthew’s Church. They are responsible for setting out the vision of St Matthew’s as well as looking after the finances & fabric of the building. 


Matt Hird (Vicar)
Rebi Hedger (Treasurer)
Rachel Reid (Secretary)
Jay Coley (Church Warden)
Lee Blakemore (Church Warden)
Jack Hedger
Charley Taft
Rebi Hedger
Lynne Lawrence
Jo Corkery
Ann Macmanomy
Gareth Manser
Chet Patel

Resource Team

This team is responsible for managing the major resources of St Matthew’s such as finance & building work. 


Vicar, Churchwardens, Treasurer & PCC Secretary.