Jan 01, 1885St. Matthias’, St. Joseph St. Matthias’, St. Joseph Leave a Comment / By Staff / January 1, 1885 St. Matthias’ was established under Bishop Robertson in 1885 as St. Joseph’s black congregation. Rev. B.W. Timothy was its first priest. St. Matthias’ closed in 1934. Diocesan Timeline Related 'St. Matthias’, St. Joseph' Topics Timeline Tagged Founding of a church Click or tap on a topic or tag to see similar posts.