Family Records

Please read the following before emailing to find out about Parish Records. You will learn that only current registers are held by St Matthew's. There is a helpful link below....

Bethnal Green has been and remains a mixed community. Since being established as a small hamlet, it has been and is a place to which people have moved or left.

Descendants from those who were born or met and married in Bethnal Green can be found around the world. As such, many people tracing their family history are keen to see the baptism, marriage or burial records of the parish.

Only the most recent and current parish records are kept by St Matthew's Church.

As can be seen from the history, St Matthew's Parish was the parish from which other churches were established. Many of these have now closed. Within, or on the edge, of the current parochial boundaries were the churches of:

  • Holy Trinity, Old Nichol Street
  • St Philip, Swanfield Street
  • St Andrew, Viaduct Place
  • St James the Great, Bethnal Green Road
  • St Jude, Old Bethnal Green Road
  • St Matthias, Cheshire Street
  • St Paul, Virginia Road

How to Find Us:

Contact Us:

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

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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