St Matthew’s Articles

Audio: City of Preston gymnasts get creative St Matthew's

City of Preston Gym

Speak Up Preston was pleased to welcome a group of young people from the City of Preston Gymnastics Club in to the Preston FM studios.

Video: City of Preston Gym St Matthew's

City of Preston Gym

Speak Up Preston meets some of the volunteers behind the new City of Preston Gym – an empty warehouse that’s been converted into a community-run gym and cafe in just eight weeks – and discovers that there are still ambitious plans brewing.

Street Pastors welcomes new members St Matthew's

Street Pastors Commissioning service

On Thursday 27th October, Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors welcomed 15 new recruits to their organisation.  The group look forward to exciting times as they move towards expanding their operation over other areas within Preston and South Ribble.

Reaching out to the Preston community St Matthew's


Many churches see community as central to what they do. The Freedom Centre in Preston is no exception. SpeakUpStMatthews community journalist Charles Sanderson spoke to Jack and Sue McVicar, pastors and founders of the centre, about how the church came to be and it’s journey so far.

Audio: Connecting families with people who can help St Matthew's

Preston Journey Group logo

The Preston Journey Group got together last week to provide a one-stop information shop, providing families with information about the support that’s available for children with additional needs or disabilities.

Audio: Your say on old Spar depot development St Matthew's

James Hall site

James Hall & Co have released revised plans for the redevelopment of the former Spar depot site off Ribbleton Avenue. The plans were on display at the Ribbleton Community Centre last week, and Speak Up Preston’s Mike Allen was there to take a look.