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Welcome! We are so glad you’re here!
St. Matthew’s has been part of the life of Fairbanks since 1904, and is housed in a historic log building, near downtown Fairbanks, just across from the Chena River.
We offer a Holy space to rest for a bit and engage with our diverse congregation, worshiping in the Episcopal tradition.
Welcome – Wander around our website – Come worship with us in person or online!
Give Mother Betty, our Rector, or Jessica Ives, our Parish Administrator a call (907-456-5235) – we’d love to get to know you
Although we are back to in-person services we still require masks to be worn inside the Church as we have no air ventilation system. If you are not comfortable joining us for indoor services yet, that is ok. We will still offer all of our services online through Facebook Live. You can also watch the service from our website under the Worship Tab, click Online Worship.
The the Ves…Read More »
We the people of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Fairbanks, Alaska receive God's love and are becoming a warm and loving community who share that love with ALL God's Children.Read More »
Whether you are new to the ways of worship in the Episcopal tradition, or if you've been an Episcopalian 'forever' - we are glad you are with us!
We use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) for our liturgies - most regularly using Rite 2, with the more contemporary language. You can find an online version of the BCP at www.bcponline.org, if you'd like to check out our service…
We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God's love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Layp…Read More »
"I made the claim for this Church that it meant light: that it meant more light here in Fairbanks." - Archdeacon Stuck, 1904
So wrote Archdeacon Stuck about the first services held at St. Matthew's. It was Sunday, October 16th, 1904. The Church filled for services both morning and night. Though an Episcopal service (thanks to the mission in Circle) had been held the previous year…Read More »