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

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

Our Sunday Service is broadcast live via Facebook every Sunday at 10:15am. You can either watch the service live or view later at your convince. We upload each weeks service when available to our website. Click the links below to join our service live or view our archives for past 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:

ECSM Facebook Live webpage (No FB account required)

Facebook Watch TV App or casting the stream to your TV

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.