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  • If it's not about love, it's not about God. 

               --Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

    We at St. Matthew's are a diverse community of people who seek to move closer to God's will for our lives, always remembering that the God we believe in is not angry and punishing but rather loving and guiding.

    We are part of The Episcopal Church, in communion with the Anglican church.  This worldwide communion of believers uses the Book of Common Prayer as the base of our services. You could go to any Anglican church in the world and feel at home.

    We at St. Matthews strive to help the broader community, both here in Spartanburg and in several foreign countries. We have a weekly Food Pantry, a weekly free medical clinic, and a pre-school. We support ministries in Haiti, Ecuador, and other places where food, housing, education, and knowledge of God are sorely needed.

    We all have questions and seek for answers. We welcome anyone who would like to join us in our quest.

    And the food is really good.

    We take Matthew 25: 35 - 36 to be our Gospel Imperative: 

    35 'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, 

    I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, 

    I was a stranger and you invited me in, 

    36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, 

    I was sick and you looked after me, 

    I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

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    Holy Eucharist, Sundays

    The St. Matthew's Sanctuary

    9:00 am & 11:15 am Fall/Winter/Spring

    10:00 am Summer Hours, May 21 thru September 3

    Live Streamed Sunday Service

    9:00 am Fall/Winter/Spring

    10:00 am Summer, May 21 thru September 3

    Visiting Eucharistic Minister for Our Homebound

    By appointment for Sunday

    Please contact the St. Matthew's office at 864-576-0424

    Christian Formation for Adults & Children, Sundays

    The Education Building

    10:15 - 11:00 am

    EYC Episcopal Youth Community for 6th - 12 graders, Sundays

    The Youth Room, Education Building

    September - May

    5:30 pm

    Bible, Bread & Wine Bible Study, Sundays

    With Eucharist in the The Library and Gallery Chapel

    5:30 pm

    WEDNESDAYS (Regular)

    Evening Prayer & Healing Service, Wednesdays

    The Sanctuary

    6:30 - 7:00 pm

    WEDNESDAYS DURING LENT:  March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5

    Light Meal with Evening Worship & Lenten Study Series with Father Paul Abernathy

    Followed by Holy Eucharist in the Gallery Chapel

    5:30 - 7:30 pm


    Compline Evening Prayer on Facebook

    Between 9 and 10 pm. Times vary.


    Palm Sunday, April 2nd

    9 am & 11:15 am

    Maundy Thursday with Foot Washing, April 6

    6:30 pm

    Good Friday, April 7

    12 Noon

    Stations of the Cross, Friday April 7

    5:30 pm Downtown Spartanburg: meet on the Lawn by the The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, corner of Spring Street and Main. We process a wooden cross and the Banners through downtown Spartanburg.

    Holy Saturday Liturgy / the Easter Vigil, Saturday April 8

    12 Noon

    Easter Day, Sunday April 9

    9 am & 11:15 am

    Easter Egg Hunt Time TBD


    Youth Sunday & Holy Eucharist, May 21

    Time Change: 10:00 am One Service for Summer

    Summer Service Time 10:00 am

    May 21, 2023 -- September 3, 2023


    Christmas Eve (morning), Sunday December 24

    10:00 am

    Children's Pageant & Holy Eucharist, Sunday December 24

    5:00 pm

    Traditional Midnight Mass, Sunday December 24

    11:00 pm

    Christmas Day, Monday December 25

    10:00 am

  • At the Preschool we have worked diligently to earn our 5 Stars from Quality Counts Spartanburg, signifying exceptional quality in education and child care. Our dedicated team of educators and caregivers work tirelessly to create a safe and nurturing environment for all the children in our care. 

    We believe that every child deserves the utmost love and attention, and strive to provide just that. Thank you for entrusting your child's education and well-being to us. We look forward to continuing to provide top-notch care for all our students.

    Contact Barbara Coleman for more information.


  • If you want to make an impact, this will do it: serve in the St. Matthew's Food Pantry.


    Or come to the St. Matthew's Food Pantry as a Guest: no questions asked. 


  • Our rector is The Reverend Robert L. Brown, who believes we have a special obligation to the hungry, poor and the outcast, and serving as Stewards of God's Creation. And our assistant, The Reverend Paul R. Abernathy's theology and ethics are centered around the themes of love and justice, unconditional benevolence and equity for all people, incarnate in the life and ministry of Jesus. 

    The position of Church Secretary is held by Beth Boyd, who maintains the connection between the community and the church, and who along with her husband Will, have raised their family as members of the St. Matthew's family. Barbara Coleman has been the Director of the Preschool for many years and has shepherded the Preschool to the consistent Quality Counts award winner that it is today. Our Music Director is Donna, for whom church music is her lifelong ministry. 

    A Vestry’s mission is both spiritual, working with the Clergy to discern God’s call for the Parish; and temporal, in their stewardship of church property and resources. Vestry members fulfill responsibilities inherent in the mission of St. Matthew's by working with individuals and groups within the Parish, and within the broader community. The Senior Warden of our Vestry is Shannon Bishop.



Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church and Preschool

101 St. Matthews Lane, Spartanburg, SC


We are at the intersection of

W. O. Ezell Blvd. (Hwy 29) and St. Matthews Lane,

directly across from Barnes & Noble, behind the Truist Bank