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...   Join us this Sunday!


Hello from the Churchwarden

I’m Matthew Shelley, churchwarden of St Matthew’s, Bethnal Green. 

I have been elected by the people of St Matthew’s at the Annual Meeting of the Vestry and it is my honour and privilege to serve the people of the church and this, my local, area.  

Our church is very proudly inclusive. We welcome you, no matter who you are or what background come from, to come as you are and be who you are. 

It is my aim and duty to represent the diverse people of this exceptional parish; though I and we are not perfect, we are doing our best to be a beacon of Christ’s light here in Bethnal Green!

If you’re ever passing, please do pop in and say hello, have a look around or light a candle - this is your church

Please see our Tracing Records page 


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Meet the clergy
The People of St Matthew's
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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