There are two important events on the St Matthew’s calendar in May. St Matthew’s Autumn Fete is on 8am-12noon Saturday 11 May. There’ll be a range of stalls including craft and handiwork, preserves, plants, homewares, books and CDs/records plus a
“The far right don’t want anyone to repent. Because repentance leads to thankfulness. Repentance leads to compassion. And repentance will stop us being resentful. They don’t want anyone to repent, because their ideology is totally allergic to thankfulness and compassion.
Lent is the name given to the period of 40 days leading up to Easter. Traditionally Christians have used this time as a period of reflection, recommitment and renewal. The “official” church colour for Lent is purple, which symbolises both royalty (Jesus
St Matthew’s is hosting a very special event this Easter. Journey into Easter is an interactive, multi-sensory worship experience designed to help us experience the events of Easter and Holy week in a fresh and powerful way. Whether you’re familiar
Bishop Peter Stuart will be at St Matthew’s on Sunday 3 March. He will be preaching and joining the parish for morning tea before meeting with Parish Council. We look forward to us all worshipping together on this special day.
Paul writes to the Corinthians encouraging them to be a unity. But Christian unity is not conformity – like the army forms people into a unit. Christians are members of a (single) body. Our different gifts are designed to build
When the wine runs out at a wedding, Jesus saves the day by turning some water into wine. But Jesus isn’t just helping out – he’s heralding the death of empty religion, his own upcoming death, and the way we
The Christmas story isn’t just about a baby. It’s about how we can become children of God. God wants to know us, and to be known by us. That’s why Jesus came. Watch this video. Listen to the sermon preached
John the Baptist warns people against relying on their heritage or tradition. He calls people to “bear fruits worthy of repentance”. He gives practical examples: don’t misuse authority, be honest. Gossip is fundamentally dishonest, and a misuse of authority. Listen
Are we ready for Christmas? Advent is a time of preparing for Jesus’ coming. And not just his original coming, as a baby in Bethlehem, but his future coming to reign in glory. Listen to the Sermon preached by the