St Matthew's, Chelston

Welcome to the church of St Matthew's, Chelston. 

It's the masterpiece no-one knows about.  This sumptuously decorated church is home to a vibrant worshipping community, and the main hub of our parish activities.  Come here for a variety of sales, coffee mornings, concerts and community activities.  

We have family-friendly services, wedding and baptism preparation activities, with space for creche and children's activities.  Come and meet us and discover how we are working to engage with all our local residents.


Sunday worship time - 9.30am

Come along on Tuesday afternoons or Friday mornings to meet us and get involved over a cup of tea.

Safeguarding: The parish of Cockington: St George & St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

Rev Paul Evans

Find us at:
St Matthew's Church,
St Matthew's Road,
Torquay TQ2 6QW.

Or for postal address only:
The Parish Office,
St Peter's Centre,


Our website

Church Shop

Every Friday at 10 a.m. for 2hr
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St Matthew's Road,

Help us raise funds while we get to know each other. Quality bric-a-brac of all sorts for sale. Find a bargain! Donations always appreciated.

Community event

Are you a poet, or just inspired by the coulours, sounds and smells of autumn? Send us a poem to publish. Here's a poem from one of our congregation.