Finding us

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church is located at 1515 Mifflin Avenue, Ashland, Ohio, between Route 42 and Claremont Avenue. You are looking for a brown A-frame building next to a colorful daycare center.

Click this link for a map.

Directions from Town

  1. Find Claremont Avenue and travel south-west, away from the Ashland University campus.
  2. Turn left at Mifflin Avenue. (It's a traffic light. There's a large water tank near the corner.)
  3. Look for our "The Episcopal Church Welcomes You" sign on your left, just after a cluster of small apartment buildings and a daycare center. (If you get to the next traffic light, you have gone too far.)

University students: We are a bit more than a mile from campus. Allow about 25 minutes to walk.

Directions from the Interstate

  1. Exit I-71 at US 250, and head toward Ashland.
  2. Turn left at US 42. (It's a traffic light.)
  3. Turn right on Mifflin Avenue. (A traffic light)
  4. Look for our "The Episcopal Church Welcomes You" sign on your right. (If you get to the next traffic light, you have gone too far.)
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Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m.

Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays
Evening Eucharist at 5:00 p.m. Thursdays

Rev. Kay Neel AshbyRev. Kay Neel Ashby is Rector of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Ashland, Ohio.

All the hype

"Episcopal DNA"

Just as every plant and animal has characteristics "baked into" its nature by its DNA, every organization has qualities that are distinct, basic, and sometimes invisible to the members of the organization.

So—what are the essential basics "baked into" St. Matthew's and other Episcopal Churches, things that really define us? It's complex. We have a deep sense of our history, yet we are very concerned about modern issues such as immigration reform, rights for sexual minorities, and protecting the environment. Our liturgy reflects our sense of the holy, but we are willing to laugh at ourselves.

Our Presiding Bishop has called us the "Episcopal branch of Jesus' movement in this world," but we welcome all Christian believers and we are convinced that people of other faiths deserve our respect.

We're an odd mix: traditions and practices that go back through the centuries and a concern with the world that is is recent as this morning's news.

Looking deeper

What are we all about?

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What is worship like?

Worship at St. Matthew's is traditional and liturgical in the long-standing heritage of the Episcopal Church.


Will I be welcomed?

All are welcome at St. Matthew's—old or young, CEO or blue collar, gay or straight, Christian believer or just curious.

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What about Scripture? How does St. Matthew's fit into the Episcopal Church USA? And other questions.