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.
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
It’s easy to be frightened, but Jesus tells us that when others are fearful, then we should stand up and lift our heads because our redemption is near. As we see the new shoots growing in our church, we know
Christ the King Sunday is when we talk about what sort of King Jesus is. Whenever we say “Christ” we’re calling Jesus King, because “Christ” (‘Messiah’ in Hebrew) means “God’s anointed king”. In the reading from John, Jesus says his
The story of the widow putting her last two coins in the offering has often been taken to mean that we – like her – should “give until it hurts”. But we need to read this story as an example