About Us

Our Mission

The Parish of St. Matthew's, Islington exists to ‘share Jesus’ love’ as a welcoming, inclusive, and diverse community where individuals and families grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ, and learn how to practice their faith at home and in the world, for the purposes of partnering with Christ in growing God’s Kingdom in Central Etobicoke.

Our Vision

To be a growing, diverse Christ-formed faith community that loves and respects one another and creatively and compassionately loves our neighbor. We strive to offer inspiring worship, engaging faith-forming ministries, and meaningful social justice initiatives. We aspire to be a church that is known for its vibrant and practical faith and is both visible and integral to the well-being of our neighbourhood.

Our Leadership

The Reverend Philip Stonhouse


The Reverend Merv Mercer

Pastoral Associate

Dawn Mercer

Christian Formation and Education Director

Tyler Versluis

Organist and Director of Music

Bryan Tran

Youth Minister

Our Wardens

Karen Lee

People's Warden

Sharon Shao

Rector's Warden

Richard Farrar

Deputy People's Warden