Jan 01, 1885St. Matthias’, St. Joseph St. Matthias’, St. Joseph 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. Return to the diocesan timeline. Similar articles you might want to read 'St. Matthias’, St. Joseph' Topics Timeline Tagged Founding of a church Click or tap on a topic or tag to see similar posts.