Our mission is expressed as a prayer:

We pray for our parish, St. Matthew’s, here in the heart of the city in the heart of God.

Let our church be like a living tree giving shade and shelter to all who come.

Under its branches let the people rest in your grace and be re-rooted in your kin-dom’s work.

May the streets of our community be holy ground beneath our feet.

Our parish strives to be

  • a community of belonging, dignity and honouring of each other’s gifts
  • a people of compassionate action and engagement with our neighbours
  • a space of healing for ourselves and all our relations
  • an opportunity to celebrate our faith with joy and intellect; and
  • a community of collaborative decision-making and table fellowship