St. Matthew’s Church of England Primary School

St Matthew’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is our church school.

As a Christian school, St Matthew’s aims to develop the spiritual and moral values of all members of the school family, and a meaningful, loving relationship with God.

As a church we are closely involved with various activities including leading assemblies, English conversation classes and the Big Lunch club. Christ Church PCC also appoints 6 of the 12 governors on the Governing Board.

Mission partners beyond Blackburn

As a church we are partners with people in churches in other parts of the world – praying for them and supporting them financially. We partner with Crosslinks and Overseas Mission Fellowship among a number of organisations.


Crosslinks is an international mission agency, mainly working in countries in the Anglican communion. Crosslinks facilitates gospel partnership between Christians in the UK and around the world – providing personnel, sponsorship for theological students and support for local mission wherever it happens.

Devender and Sangeeta Verma are serving in New Delhi, India. Devender is pastor of Delhi Bible Fellowship and also oversees the North India Bible Training which seeks to equip people to teach Christians in the North of India to teach the Bible.


Our OMF mission partners, Ho and Laura-Jane Meas (with Joseph and Yoshiya) are based in Belfast, ministering to East Asians around the world with a vision to make and grow disciples in their home countries or wherever God has placed them.

The North West Gospel Partnership

Locally, we are part of the North West Gospel Partnership, a network of local churches and individuals across the North West of England.

The North West Gospel Partnership aims to support and encourage Bible believing Christians and to expand gospel ministry in the North West.