The Rev. John A. Zahl, RectorJohncropped2

St. Matthew’s Church welcomes Rev. Zahl as its thirteenth rector.  Before coming to St. Matthew’s, he served as an Associate Priest and Canon Missioner at Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston, SC for the past five year.  He is a graduate of Kenyon College, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Oxford University and is completing work toward the Doctor of Divinity degree from Sewanee University.  He is joined in Bedford by his wife Deirdre, a jewelry designer, and their six-year-old daughter Daphne.




The Rev. Richard Pike, Associate Rectorrev-richard-pike

Richard Pike, Associate Rector, hails originally from England and moved to New York while working at Christie’s auction house in 2004. A member of Grace Church in New York for a decade, Richard earned his Master of Divinity degree from General Theological Seminary in Chelsea, Manhattan and was ordained in the Diocese of New York in 2014. While pursuing his theological education, Richard served for two years as Seminarian at St. Ignatius of Antioch on the Upper West Side. Married to Tracy at Grace Church in 2010, Richard is the father of twin daughters, Alice and Milly and a son, Thomas.

Music Director


Anthony Newman, Music DirectorTony 2

We are most fortunate to have as our Music Director Anthony Newman, who is a world-renowned organist and harpsichord player. As keyboardist, he has performed more than sixty times at Lincoln Center in New York, and has collaborated with many of the greats of music.  As conductor, he has worked with the greats of chamber music orchestras: St. Paul Chamber, LA Chamber, Budapest Chamber, Scottish Chamber, and the 92nd St. Y Chamber Orchestras. Larger symphonic groups include: Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Calgary, Denver, and New York Philharmonic Orchestras.  As a composer,  his output includes 4 symphonies, 4 concerti, 3 large choral works, 2 operas: Nicole, and Massacre (in collaboration with Charles Flowers), 3 CDs of piano music, and a large assortment of chamber, organ and guitar works.

Daniel C. de Menocal, Jr., Senior Warden Suzanne Bowers, Junior Warden             Alison Gregory, Clerk
Mark Weigel, Treasurer   June Blanc Scott Brown
Douglas Kim Meredith Pakman Lorraine Reeder
Camillo Santomero Michael Struble Paul Sturz
Bonnie Tisi John Walker