For over 150 years, the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew has been a beacon at the center of San Mateo.

Program Updates Due to COVID-19

With the current local and state government orders to shelter-in-place, the Episcopal Church of St. Matthew has created online opportunities for our community to stay connected.

We have moved to one online-only service on Sundays at 10:00 am PT. You can access the live Sunday service on our Facebook page. The video will be posted on this website after the live video and accessible here. We will also have a weekly Children’s Chapel Storytime video available by Saturday on our Facebook page and this webpage.

The Response to COVID-19 webpage has more information about services, programs and messages from our Rector Eric Hinds and from the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, as well as how to reach us if you need support at this time.

Rector’s Message

For over 150 years, St. Matthew’s has been a beacon at the center of San Mateo. Each Sunday we gather for worship imbued with beauty, inspiration and grace. On weekdays our Day School fills the campus with energy and vitality. We are a church rooted and nourished by a rich tradition, one that values diversity and engages the challenges and complexities of the modern world.

Come and visit our church, school and grounds and encounter the people who make our church a vibrant community of faith. There are two Sunday services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. We hope that your visit will be rewarded by discovering a place of welcome, beauty, joy and prayer.

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News & Updates

Tau Cross Newsletter

Don’t miss any church services or activities with our monthly e-newsletter, the Tau Cross. 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!


The choirs include: an adult Chancel Choir including four soloists, a Children & Youth Choir and Bell Choir. Each Sunday Service is accompanied with traditional organ music.

Children & Families

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


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

Last Week’s Sunday Service on Facebook Live


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