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.

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...




Thursday 30 April, 7.30pm

Joint service for the feast of the Ascension, followed by drinks.

Friday 1 May - June 8: Thy Kingdom Come Novena of Prayer

You're invited to pop in to church to pray for the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church and in the World.  Prayer will be held:

Weekdays: 8.30am / 12.30pm / 5.30pm

Weekends: 9am / 12.30pm / 6pm

If you can't make it due to work or other commitments, why not try setting an alarm on your phone to remind you to 'Pause and Pray' at least once during the day?

Sunday 9 June: All-Age Mass for Pentecost, followed by Pentecost Picnic

Come along as we celebrate the feast of Pentecost with a service starting at 10.30am. This will be followed by a bring-and-share picnic in the churchyard, providing the weather cooperates!



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 catholic tradition of the Church of England.

We seek to welcome and represent people from this diverse and rapidly changing parish – and anyone passing through.

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