Sunday Summer Service 


Starting June 12th,2022

As we move into our summer we are combining our services into one, starting in June 12, 2022. We welcome all to attend the single service at 9:30am followed by coffee hour.We will return to our indoor services in September Rite I at 8:00am Rite II at 10:15am. 



Rector’s Message

The Rev. Dr. Eric Kimball Hinds

For over 150 years, St. Matthew’s has been a beacon at the center of San Mateo – an Episcopal Church and a K-8 Day School.  Our beautiful Church, school and grounds are now open with Covid safety measures in place—it is my hope that you will also have the opportunity to explore our website and learn more about our community, both here and in person. 

We are a Church rooted and nourished by a rich Episcopal tradition.  One that values the comfort of liturgy, preaching excellence, congregational diversity all while working through the challenges and complexities of the modern world.  Today we face the health and economic challenges of the Covid-19 virus while working to offer virtual ways to provide connection and a sense of community.

Sunday services during the Fall are at 8:00 am PT in our sanctuary and live streamed at 10:15 am PT from The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew Facebook Live webpage. Starting on September 12th, we will begin  indoor worship in-person at 8:00am and again at 10:15am. 

We want to meet you where you are in your spiritual journey and hope that your online visit with us will be rewarded by discovering a place of welcome, beauty, joy and prayer.



News & Updates

How to Watch Church Services

Livestream Church Services

Sunday services are livestreamed on Facebook Live. Join our parish as we worship together on Sundays live at 10:15 am PT. Here are a few ways to watch:

The service bulletins and Ivy Leaf newsletters for Sunday services are available here, by clicking on the date. All church service videos will also be available here after the live video concludes. Videos are best viewed on Chrome and Safari web browsers.

Video Archives

All videos can also be found on our website through the Multimedia tab on the top left of the webpage.



Programs & Services


St. Matthew’s choirs include: an adult Chancel Choir with four soloists, Children & Youth Choirs, and a Bell Choir. Every Sunday Service is accompanied by traditional organ music.

Children & Families

The Children’s Ministry includes faith formation for children of all ages and Children’s & Youth Choirs. The Fellowship Parents Group hosts workshops and events for parents and families.


St. Matthew’s contributes to the full community life of San Mateo with volunteer hours and financial contributions. Outreach ministries include the Thrift Shop, Laundry Love and Home & Hope.

Tau Cross Newsletters

Don’t miss any church services or activities with the Tau Cross, our monthly e-newsletter. The Tau Cross was first published in the spring of 1962. It has become an essential communication for all those interested in learning more about the vibrant life of our parish. We encourage parishioners near and far, neighbors and friends to stay in touch with the Tau Cross!