Welcome to SsAM

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew & Matthew (SsAM)

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, was created in 1996 when two Christian congregations, one black, one white, merged. God continues to bless us with different races, genders, ages, careers, sexual orientations, educations, musical abilities, and senses of humor, all of us seeking to know and do God’s will, none of us perfect but all of us loved and forgiven.

Bishop Brown Offers Pastoral Response to Recent Mass Shootings

“I am shocked … enraged … my heart breaks … I grieve … I pray … I ask you to pray … and not forget.” Click here to read Bishop Brown’s pastoral response to recent mass shootings, published on August 6, 2019.

‘Violent,’ ‘dehumanizing,’ ‘dangerous’: National Cathedral’s sharp criticism of Trump resonates across America

The faith leaders who serve at Washington National Cathedral decry the insult and abuse in political discourse exemplified by our president. When will Americans have enough? Click here to read the statement “Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump”.

Peace Week Delaware
September 21-29

Some one hundred events are planned the celebrate Peace Week Delaware. We at SsAM will be celebrating our Soul of the City Community Fun Fest on Saturday, Sept. 28 (see below). We will also celebrate an Interfaith Potluck Supper, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22. You are invited to attend this meal with or without food. All ages, religions, and cuisines are welcome. Click here to learn more about Peace Week Delaware.

Soul of the City Fun Fest
Saturday, September 28
Noon to 4:00 p.m.

SsAM and the Christina Cultural Arts Center are co-sponsoring Soul of the City Community Fun Fest on Saturday, September 28th from noon to 4:00 p.m. in downtown Wilmington. Indoors and out, there will be scores of activities for you, your family, friends, and neighbors. Click here to learn more about Soul of the City Fun Fest.

The 11 bishops of the six Episcopal dioceses in Texas decry the conditions in detention centers at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Jesus has told us to pray without ceasing for everyone. That includes everyone involved at the U.S. border with Mexico — refugees, elected officials, and law enforcement. We must also advocate for the humane treatment of the human beings crowding our border as they flee the terror and violence of their home countries. CLICK HERE to read the complete statement from the Texas bishops.

Member Photos

Calec Perez Cruz received a white alb and was robed as an adult acolyte at the annual meeting on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Click here to learn more and see many recent member photos.

Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Health

Yes, the Episcopal Church has a policy regarding the sensitive topic of abortion and women’s reproductive health. Click here to learn more.

Fr. David at Invite Welcome Connect’s Summit 2019

Our rector, the Rev. David Andrews, talked about bringing the Invite-Welcome-Connect program into an urban context. Summit 2019 took place June 12-14, 2019 in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Click here to learn more about the I-W-C Summit 2019.

Video: Reasons Why People Don’t Go To Church

Two Questions

Fr. David challenges you to answer two questions!
    (1) What are the major pressures, demands, and expectations in your life?
    (2) How does your practice of Christian faith help or hinder you in maintaining your equilibrium in the face of these expectations, demands, and pressures in your emotional and physical renewal, and in your spiritual renewal?
    Try to answer these in the coming week, especially looking for ways in which your time at church can be more refreshing.
    Finally, if you want more questions, take a look at our 19 Questions mural below.

10:30 a.m. Sunday Service Live on Facebook!

Every Sunday, SsAM’s Youth and Young Families Ministry posts a live video stream of our 10:30 a.m. service on Facebook. Here we see three of the youth with Moses and Nana Soto. Click here to visit SsAM’s Facebook page and see the most recent video.

19 Questions Mural at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, Delaware19 Questions Mural

A 150-square-foot mural is now on the side of the church facing the parking lot.

In the fall of 2017, Dr. David Teague of the University of Delaware’s creative writing program approached Fr. David about being interviewed by his students about the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM).

He specifically wanted his students to learn about the events of 1968 that occurred in the city.

That led to the creation of this mural, a wonderful expression of what SsAM stands for in the city of Wilmington.

Click here or the image to learn more.

Invite Welcome Connect continues in 2019.

In 2018 we brain-stormed ideas of how we can be better about inviting people to visit our church, how we can be better about welcoming them when they do visit, and how we can connect with them when they visit again.

In 2019, we will begin putting some of the more promising ideas into place. Expect to see some very interesting people showing up at SsAM!

Click here to learn more about Invite-Welcome-Connect.

Have you made your pledge for 2019?

Our budget for 2019 is based on the pledges you and others make. Please call the office at 302 656-6628 and ask for a pledge form. Or click here to use our on-line pledge form.

Rector’s Greeting

SsAM Welcome Booklet
Click the image above to see our Welcome to SsAM booklet in PDF format.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will be our guest on a Sunday morning and let us welcome you in person.

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) is a vibrant and passionate Christian faith community located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware. As you explore this website, you will see we have a heart for ministry in the city and for the people who live here. Our Sunday worship inspires and calls us to love and serve the Lord in our daily lives and in our encounters with people we meet along the way.

A good way to start exploring SsAM is to click here. You will see our Welcome to SsAM booklet in PDF format.

The Rev. David T. Andrews, Jr.

Our Vision

“SsAM will be a dynamic spiritual center which is active in the pursuit of peace and justice in the community, and a place where all of God’s people are honored.”

Our Mission

“To be an inclusive Christian community which worships God, follows Christ in all aspects of our lives, and serves the Greater Wilmington area through actions and ministries which promote peace, justice, reconciliation and empowerment for all people.”

Our Guiding Principles


Welcome to SsAM Booklet

The 12-page Welcome to SsAM booklet is in PDF format and describes our church, its history, and ministries to those thinking about visiting. Updated in August, 2015.

A Typical Sunday at SsAM

Sunday mornings are especially busy at SsAM. Learn more…

Our Use of Expansive Language

Because we are, and hope to continue to be, a diverse church, we take care that our language reflects our faith. CLICK HERE to learn about our beliefs and practices concerning the use of inclusive/expansive language.


A Unique Liturgical Style

What is our style of worship at SsAM? CLICK HERE to read what the Vestry had to say in 2012.

Inside and Out

Every member is strongly encouraged to participate in the full life of the church, by serving a ministry within the church, or by volunteering in one of our many ministries to those outside the church.


Who We Are


Contact us

If you have a question or comment, please CLICK HERE to contact us.