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. While our beautiful Church, school and grounds are temporarily closed—it is my hope that you will have to opportunity to explore our website and learn more about our community.
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.
Our Sunday services are live streamed at 10:00 am PT from The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew Facebook Live webpage. You will also find a wealth of content posted to our website including videos of: Children’s Chapel Storytime, weekday Morning Prayer services, and organ and bell tower music.
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.
Organ and Bell Tower Music
News & Updates
- Sunday Service, May 31, 2020
- Wear Red on Pentecost!
- Blessing of the Organ Pipes
- Faith Journeys with Jack Marsal
- Pastoral Letter from the Bishops California Regarding In-Person Worship
- June 2020 Tau Cross Available
Join the #ECSMprayerbook Social Media Campaign!
In the May Tau Cross Newsletter, Rector Eric Hinds talked about the centrality and inspiration of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) in Episcopal worship. In that spirit, we are starting a #ECSMprayerbook social media campaign so everyone can share a picture of their own BCP at home! Simply use the hashtag #ECSMprayerbook in your Facebook or Instagram post or email Ming Lacey your photo for her to post on St. Matthew’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.
To kick off the campaign, here is a picture of Rector Eric Hinds’ oldest American Book of Common Prayer that he owns. It was printed in 1863 according to the form of the the original 1789 BCP (the very first American BCP). The book was either given as a gift or simply engraved on the clasp for Nellie Carter and dates to October 10, 1865.
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.
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.