Welcome to St Matthew's, Bethnal Green


St Matthew's is a Church of England church, in the Diocese of London, and is the focus of an inclusive, living Christian community in the sacramental tradition. It is the mother church of Bethnal Green where there have been people saying their prayers and celebrating life for 272 years.

This continues today...



Food Bank Planning: Tonight (Monday 22 July) at the Rectory (Hereford Street E2 6EX).  This is an interest meeting for all who'd like to take part in setting up a food bank at this end of Tower Hamlets. No experience necessary - just a desire to help out those who're having trouble making ends meet. 7-8pm.  

If you miss the meeting, you can still get in touch to help out: erin.clark(at)london.anglican.org




Happening: this Sunday, July 28th, 6-7 pm. Need a break? Us, too. That’s why we meet once a month for simple meditation in the presence of God. Quiet music, contemplative prayer and, afterwards, food to share if you’re hungry. Come and join us!


Hello from the Churchwardens

Courtesy of Malcolme Bass

We are Matthew Shelley and Ingrid Doris,  Churchwardens of St Matthew's, Bethnal Green.

We have been elected by the people of St Matthew's at the Annual Vestry Meeting and it is our privilege to serve the people of this church and our community.

St Matthew's is an inclusive church in the sacramental tradition of the Church of England.

We seek to welcome and represent people from this diverse and rapidly changing parish – and anyone passing through. Please read our Safeguarding Policy HERE

We know we are not perfect but seek to be a beacon of the light of Christ in this fascinating area.

Why not pop in and see us?



Please see our Tracing Records page



How to Find Us:

Contact Us:

Our address:
St Matthew\'s Row
Bethnal Green London E2 6DT

Email us: enquiries@st-matthews.co.uk

Our Services

Our main Sunday service is the
Parish Eucharist at 10.30am

Mass, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are offered most days.
See Parish Notices for more information