CHOTA and Saint Matthew’s Day special event amateur radio station at

The Parish church of St. Matthew’s Worthing.

GB6SMW will be on the air on the 2nd Saturday each September for CHOTA (Churches On The Air). The special event station is part of the Parish of Worthing, Saint Matthew’s annual community celebrations, for the Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, giving thanks for the formation of our Parish in 2008. 

Saint Matthew’s church was opened in December in 1899 as a daughter church (Chapel of Ease) of the Parish Church of Holy Trinity, Worthing. Then In the early 1990’s Saint Matthew’s Church became part of the Team Ministry of the Parish of Christ The King, Worthing. At the end of March 2008 the Parish of Christ the King, Worthing was dissolved. And on 1st April 2008 after 109 years and 3 months the Church of England Parish of Worthing, Saint Matthew’s was formed and Saint Matthew’s church became a Parish church for the very first time.

As part of our celebrations the Parish Church of Worthing, Saint Matthew’s put on special events and activities during September each year involving the whole community.

Ways to QSL are: 

(1) Direct via the QSL manager G6JVT. (Please DO NOT post QSL card directly to the Church Office.)

(2) Online via to GB6SMW. (All contacts will be uploaded to EQSL at the end of the event.)

Please Note: To keep our costs down, we do not send PAPER QSL cards unless you request one.

Thank you for your cards. We display a selection of the QSL cards we receive in St.Matthew’s church for all to see year round..

For more information about the Parish of Saint Matthew’s Worthing please visit the Parish website.

Other Information:

W.A.B square: TQ10    IRAU locator: IO90tt    I.O.T.A Reference: EU-005    ITU Zone: 27   CQ Zone: 14

The GB6SMW special event team, and the Parish of Worthing St. Matthew’s, thank you for your interest, and wish you and your family Gods blessing.