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Mission Statement

As a Christian community on an exciting journey of faith, we strive to follow God’s loving ways by growing spiritually, reaching out to all and seeking truth and justice.

Brief History

The first church, for the Lewisporte Mission, was a log cabin which was constructed in 1876, the same year of settlement and served the Methodist community as Church, Sunday school, and Day school.  Then in 1903, Lewisporte became a separate charge, had its own resident minister and a new church was built on the present site of the Loyal Orange Lodge.  Due to its boggy conditions, at the time, the congregation deemed this second church to be unsuitable and a new church was built very close to our present building and opened in the Spring of 1916.


In 1925, the Methodist church of Newfoundland entered into a Church Union and became a part of the United Church of Canada.  In 1957, our church was officially given the name "St. Matthew's United Church."  Due to a significant growth in our congregation, it was decided that a new church building was needed.


And on March 15th., 1964 St. Matthew's celebrated the official opening and dedication of our present church.  


St. Matthew's United Church has played a very important role in the life of the Town of Lewisporte.   Its past has been one of continual physical and spiritual growth.








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St. Matthew's Cemetery Committee wish to thank all those that made contributions to our Memory Tree in memory of loved ones, during this past Christmas Season.  St. Matthew's Memory Tree shone bright in our sanctuary this advent season.  Thank you for your continued support.
St. Matthew's Reopening Plan


Through these Pandemic Times and Covid-19, we have decided to Re-Open the Church building for Sunday Worship and Funeral Services effective October 4th, 2020 @ 11:00am.  You must remember that Church will not be the same as you where use to attending back in March.


We must all follow the Public Health and Government Guide Lines when entering the Church and attending Public Worship.


Attendance Registration: People planning to attend Church on Sunday must call the Church Office (535-2629), Monday – Wednesday,

from 9am -12noon to pre-register. We can only accommodate 72 people in our sanctuary while abiding by the 6 feet social distancing rules.


All people must enter the Church through the Narthex Doorway off Main Street and must be wearing a mask and Sanitize your hands when entering the Church. You can remove your mask after the service has begun, if you wish, but you have to remain seated. If a person needs to move at all (to go to the Washroom, for example) they must place their masks back on. Once the Service is over, people must place their masks back on to exit the building. 


When entering the Church, you must Register so that we have a record of your attendance, plus your phone number just in case Government has to do contact tracing. After you Register, an Usher will direct you to your seating area through the Centre Aisle to make sure you are practicing safe distancing which is 6ft or 2m apart.


OFFERINGS:   Offering Plates will be situated when you enter the Sanctuary to drop your Offerings in.



During the service, there can be Congregational singing with Masks on. If there is singing, then Masks must be worn through the entire Service when singing is permitted. Where there are readings, Readers must use separate Microphones. Bulletins will not be provided and everything needed in the Service will be on the Overhead Screen. All books have been removed from the seating areas for your protection. Also, there will be no Choirs in attendance but we can have Soloist or Duets at a safe distance.


When leaving the Church, people sitting on the Church Street side must exit starting at the back row first through the door on Church

Street. The people that are sitting on the Fairview Street side must exit starting at the back row first through the Narthex doorway. At no time should people be standing around talking but leave the building in an orderly fashion.


Signs have been placed in all areas of the Church and Arrows have been placed on the Floor for Entering and Exiting the Sanctuary.


This re-opening of the Church for Public Worship will have its growing pains and with your understanding and patience, we will make this transition as smooth and stress- free as possible. 


Please Note:   On-Line Ministry will continue on Face Book and YouTube.

St. Matthew's Reopening Plan Committee





Sunday, January 10th.

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Sunday,  January 3rd.

Epiphany 1 - Following the Star

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Your donation to the Life and Ministry of St. Matthew's United Church is greatly appreciated.  


You may contribute in either of Three ways


Sunday Offering

Simply place your gift in the Collection Plate during our worship service. You may make cheques payable to St. Matthew's United Church.  Please ensure that you identify  the ministry that you wish to donate to. Envelopes may also be dropped off at the church office.


St. Matthew's are now able to accept E-Transfers through our email address lewisporteunitedchurch@gmail.com


Pre-Authorized Remittance, or PAR, allows you to support our church through an automatic monthly withdrawal from your bank account.  Please consider PAR,  if you wish to make regular contributions  throughout the year.  PAR is a convenient way to support both the church and M&S. 


Being able to count on regular donations means increased financial stability for the times when you are away.

For more information please contact our Secretary at

the Church Office.



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St. Matthew’s United Church, Main Street, P.O. Box 67, Lewisporte, NL   A0G 3A0

Office: (709) 535-2629   •   Fax: (709) 535-2689   •   email: lewisporteunitedchurch@gmail.com


Church Office Hours:           Monday to Thursday 9a.m. - Noon, 1p.m. - 4 p.m

Friday 9a.m. - 1p.m.

Minister: Rev. Stephanie McClellan

Minister Emeritus:  Rev. A.G. Elliot

Residence: (709) 541-2756 (talk or text)

email: revstephmc@gmail.com

You may send an email directly to the Secretary at the Church Office by completing the box below:

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