Welcome to St Matthews
Life is a great gift from God, yet it can be complicated and difficult. As Christians, we believe that God's generous compassion is available to everyone as they negotiate life's challenges. History and experience tell us, that the meaning of life is found in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
If you want to ask questions and get real answers about who Jesus is and what it is Christians believe, then St Matt's is an accepting, friendly place, somewhere you'll be given time and space to explore the Christian faith. With no pressure.
If you're already a Christian, St Matt's is a community of believers who will support and encourage you as you grow in faith, hope, love and service of others, as part of the vibrant Anglican fellowship.
Whatever your situation or background, you are welcome at St Matt's. We look forward to meeting you.
Here are a few things that might be helpful to know as you make your plans to visit us at St Matthews...
The community of St Matthews gathers each week at a variety of times and places. While each gathering has its own particular style, they all centre on the teaching of God’s word in the bible in an engaging manner. We pray and sing together, and you are welcome to participate or if you prefer you can just listen. Most services are 70-80 minutes long.
Each service is unique but is open to everyone. You can choose from:
|8.00am Sunday||Traditional Anglican Prayer Book Service|
|9.00am Sunday||Contemporary Family Service meeting at WPH School with Sunday School|
|9.30am Sunday||Chinese Service in Cantonese/Mandarin|
|10.00am Sunday||Contemporary Family Service for all generations|
|11.15am Sunday||Asian Congregation meeting at Cherrybrook Public School|
|6.00pm Sunday||Contemporary Service focussed on youth and young adults|
|10.30am Wednesday||Traditional Anglican Prayer Book Service|
Our gatherings are held across three locations:
- St Matthews at corner of Castle Hill Road and New Line Road
- West Pennant Hills Public School
- Cherrybrook School
We have dedicated visitor parking, family parking and disability parking onsite at St Matthews, at the corner of Castle Hill & New Line Roads. Enter via New Line Road.
9am St [email protected] in West Pennant Hills Public School has on street parking in Church Street and the nearby Coles car park.
Chinese & Asian Congregations meeting at Cherrybrook Public School have onsite car parking and on street parking in New Line Road.
There are no dress rules at St Matts. Everyone is welcome.
We have dedicated disability parking spaces in our church car park and our building is wheelchair-accessible and has a toilet designed for the disabled and for changing babies.
Hearing loops are installed in the church building.
Bring the children!! The energy and noise of young ones is something we embrace at St Matt's and our 9am, 10am and Asian congregation all have specific children’s programs.
A crèche is available for 0-5yr olds at 9am, 10am and the Asian congregation, and at the 10am service in the main church, there is an adjoining child friendly space for parents with prams and young children that allows you to see and hear the service, while the little ones have room to move.
Note: Everyone involved in teaching, supervising or minding children at St Matt's has been safe ministry trained using the comprehensive Sydney Diocese Safe Ministry Training Syllabus. Your children's safety is our priority.
After each service there is a time to chat and get to know people, so please stay and join us for morning tea or supper. We would really like to meet you!