About Us

Thank you for visiting St Matthew’s website. We hope you find all the information you need.

St Matthew’s Church is the parish church of the former colliery community of Silksworth on the outskirts of the City of Sunderland. We are an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Durham and part of the Church of England. Our Church is welcoming, lively and made up of all ages.

We are an active part of our community in many traditional ways and some not so traditional – St Matthew’s has been at the heart of the community od Silksworth for over 140 years.

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100 Shoe Boxes leave Silksworth to travel the world!

This week 100 carefully packed shoe boxes left St Matthew’s Church to travel the world. For some years St Matthew’s have supported Operation Christmas Child and this year through the generosity of folk at St Matthew’s,  in the wider community and our friends from New Silksworth Methodist Church we were able to send 100 shoe … Continue reading 100 Shoe Boxes leave Silksworth to travel the world!

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