St. Matthew's Anglican Church was established in Addis Ababa in 1924, in the compound of the British Legation. The church moved to the present site in 1955, when it was given land by His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie. It has served an international community of expatriate Anglican Christians faithfully ever since.

The congregation at St. Matthew's is largely African but on an average Sunday, it is common to have well over 20 nationalities at the main Sunday service, from elsewhere in Africa, India, Australia, Europe and America. Because the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa are both based in Addis, all African countries are represented in the city and in many of those countries there are large Anglican Churches. In addition, there are a small number of Somali and Sudanese refugees who worship with us. Find more information on their Facebook page.

The Revd Canon Martin Reakes-Williams was licensed as the new Rector at the start of 2022.

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