New Bishop

The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware is selecting a new bishop. Click here to see answers to questions that came up during a delegate orientation. Also, you will have three chances to meet the bishop candidates, June 28-30.

Movie, Friday, June 30, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
From Slavery to Mass Incarceration
Ava DuVernay’s Film “13th”

Ava DuVernay’s new documentary chronicles how our justice system has been driven by racism from the days of slavery to today’s era of mass incarceration. The film is named for the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery with the exception of punishment for crime. The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. In 2014, more than 2 million people were incarcerated in the United States—of those, 40 percent were African-American men. According to the Sentencing Project, African-American males born today have a one-in-three chance of going to prison in their lifetimes if incarceration trends continue.

DuVernay’s documentary opens with an audio clip of former President Barack Obama stating that the US has five percent of the world’s population but twenty-five percent of the world’s prisoners. She demonstrates that slavery has been perpetuated in practices since the end of the American Civil War through such actions as criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of African Americans by disenfranchisement, lynchings and Jim Crow; conservative Republicans declaring a war on drugs that weigh more heavily on minority communities and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration of people of color in the United States. She examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, demonstrating how much money is being made by corporations from such incarcerations.

Please join us on June 30, 7:00 p.m. for this very special ArtSLAM event.

SsAM Open House – September 30, 10-2

Experience SsAM for Yourself:
Open House, Open Arms, Open to All
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10 am to 2 pm

Contact: Peggy Shane– ph: 302-762-8731,

Mothers Day Photos by Sharon Bryant

Click here to see Sharon’s photos taken on Mother’s Day, 2017.

Mark Your Calendars!

Special Musical and Liturgical Events for 2016-2017 (click here)

Musikgarten at SsAM
Early Childhood Musical Training


CLICK HERE to learn more about Musikgarten at SsAM

Search for a New Bishop

Bishop Wright has announced his retirement and efforts are underway to select a new bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, of which our church is a member. Click here to learn more about the search.

Godly Play, SsAM, Sunday School, Church School, Christian Education, SsAM Kids

Cyndi Dombrowski teaches the SsAM Kids at Godly Play.

SsAM Kids!

September – May, please bring your children to GODLY PLAY for Pre-K through 2nd Grade and REALLY COOL SUNDAY SCHOOL for grades 3 through 6. We also offer the YYF Program (Youth and Young Families) for Jr. and Sr. High Youth. Learn more HERE.

Read ‘What is Godly Play” published by the Godly Play Foundation

Weekday Prayer

September – May, SsAM offers noonday prayers (a great way to spend your lunch break) and evening prayer (a quiet way to end the day). Come and see and pray, Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:00 and Tuesdays through Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew.

SsAM Welcome Booklet

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

Rector’s Greeting

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


Sharing Our Blessings

Learn about Phase II of the Capital Campaign “Sharing Our Blessings” to renovate SsAM’s organ.  CLICK HERE. We’ve already rebuilt our kitchen.

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.

ministryFairSsAM_1209_0732A 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.

208777_5423868189_597598189_149036_1206_nWho We Are


Contact us

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