Thinking of joining?
You can come as little or often as you like without joining. If you'd like to be a member and receive communion we only ask that you are baptised and agree with the baptism vows: "I repent of the sin separates us from God and neighbour, I turn to Christ as Saviour and I submit to Christ as Lord." You can find out what we believe
or download a membership form.
The best way to belong is to join a team. There are lots of ways to help, to suit your interests or availability. Some start by serving coffee, playing in the band, looking after children or doing odd jobs. Most encourage and pray for others as part of a small group
. One of the best ways to grow is to teach others about Jesus from the Bible. Contact
any staff member if you'd like to talk about the options.
We are evangelical Christians, so we are committed to the good news of salvation in Christ alone, by grace alone, through faith alone, as revealed in Scripture alone, to the glory of God alone. Members share those convictions without dividing over less important issues. We belong to Ely Diocese in the Church of England, but we belong to Christ first, so we welcome Christians from many other backgrounds.
St Matthew's Church was planted from another local church about 150 years ago, in what was then a very deprived area. The founder chose the text "we preach Christ crucified" for his sermon on the first Sunday. The congregation grew quickly and planted two more churches, establishing schools and medical care. Archbishop Justin Welby was one of hundreds who joined during a renewal in the 1970s.
In 2008 about a hundred newcomers joined as a "church graft" from St Andrew the Great in central Cambridge. Since then we have reshaped our building and programme to help us share the news about Jesus, which is too good to keep to ourselves. You can download a leaflet to find out more about our building and history.