The original St Matthew's church was a "tin tabernacle" erected ca. 1895 on the corner of Durham Road and Richmond road. This building proved too small so the congregation moved to the new St Matthew's built ca. 1907 to 1912. That building was destroyed during World War 2 and the current building erected on the same site.
St Matthew's was a Chapel of EaseA daughter church within an ecclesiastical Parish, or a chapel in an outlying area of the parish that is more convenient for parishioners to attend in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Wimbledon St. Mary.
St Matthew's church is now part of the Wimbledon Team Ministry together with Wimbledon St. Mary, Wimbledon St John the Baptist, and Wimbledon St Mark.
There is no graveyard at St Matthew's church. However earlier burials may have taken place in St. Mary's churchyard.
The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has some 2,400 names from inscriptions in Clarke's 1934 survey of St. Mary's churchyard. .
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West Surrey Family History Society CD10(The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Wimbledon St. Mary from 1593 to 1865
WSFHS CD15 (Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for:
WSFHS CD28 (Ancient Parishes in the Kingston District) has baptismal records for Wimbledon St. Mary from 1538 to 1840, marriages from 1594 to 1837, and burials from 1593 to 1840
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Wimbledon is in the London Borough of Merton.
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.
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