Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

St Matthew in the City - Latest News [Page 1]

Bach Cantata to be played at St Matthew-in-the-City

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:25 am | St Matthew in the City

St Matthew-in-the-City has a reputation for fine music. People attending the regular 10am service are privileged to hear the St Matthew’s Voices led by Dmitry Rusakov and the organ played by Music Director Michael Bell. On Sunday 31 August at 10am ... More >>

Anglican Church move toward same gender blessings/ordination

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 4:17 pm | St Matthew in the City

Same gender blessings and ordination in the Anglican Church have moved a step closer to reality following the General Synod held in Waitangi on 14 May. However, the Church still has a long way to go says Rev Helen Jacobi, Vicar at St Matthews in the City. More >>

St Matthew-in-the-City calls on Church to act

Friday, 9 May 2014, 12:25 pm | St Matthew in the City

The newly appointed vicar of St Matthew-in-the-City, Rev Dr Helen Jacobi, is calling on the General Synod of the Anglican Church to move forward on the blessing of same gender relationships and the ordination of those who may be in a same gender relationship. ... More >>

St Matthew-in-the-City appoints first female Vicar

Friday, 2 May 2014, 11:29 am | St Matthew in the City

The Rev. Dr. Helen Jacobi will be inducted as the new Vicar of St Matthew in the City, in a service led by the Anglican Bishops of Auckland, this evening. Helen was ordained in the Diocese of Wellington in 1991. More >>

St Matthew-in-the-City’s Easter Billboard

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 10:13 am | St Matthew in the City

St Matthew-in-the-City Corner of Hobson and Wellesley Streets (Postal: 187 Federal Street) Auckland 1010, Aotearoa New Zealand More >>

Was Jesus Gay?

Monday, 17 December 2012, 10:22 am | St Matthew in the City

St Matthew-in-the-City has raised their new billboard outside the church. “This year we invited discussion and debate on the sexual orientation of Jesus” say St Matthew’s clergy Rev Glynn Cardy and Rev Clay Nelson. The billboard depicts the ... More >>

Final Concert to Showcase New Organ

Monday, 12 November 2012, 10:16 am | St Matthew in the City

After outstanding concerts by Olivier Latry, Robert Costin, Martin Satchell and John Wells to introduce St Matthew’s new organ to the city, Michael C.W. Bell, Director of Music at St Matthew’s will play the final concert of the series at 2:30pm, Sunday ... More >>

New Organ: St Matthew-in-the-City Presents Third Concert

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 2:58 pm | St Matthew in the City

“Playing of the highest rank ... all that one could desire” (UK Organists' Review) After outstanding concerts by Olivier Latry and Robert Costin to introduce St Matthew’s new organ to the city, Michael CW Bell, Director of Music is proud to announce that ... More >>

St Matthew’s Continues its Showcase of New Organ

Monday, 2 July 2012, 11:24 am | St Matthew in the City

Michael CW Bell, Organist and Director of Music at St Matthew-in-the-City is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed organist Robert Costin will give an organ recital at St Matthew-in-the-City on Sunday, 8 July at 2:30pm. More >>

Walking The Labyrinth: A Holy Week Feature

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 2:30 pm | St Matthew in the City

From Monday the 2nd of April to Thursday the 5th of April in the week leading up to Easter, St Matthew-in-the-City empties the centre of the church and places river rocks in an ancient pattern called a labyrinth. Candles are lit on the outer and ... More >>

Facebook comes to St Matthew’s Easter Billboard

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 1:48 pm | St Matthew in the City

St Matthew-in-the-City’s Easter billboard appears to be a traditional image of the crucifixion but upon closer inspection it is a shared image on Facebook with only one like and it is by Judas Iscariot. More >>

Vandalised Billboard Makes a Statement of Its Own

Monday, 19 December 2011, 4:38 pm | St Matthew in the City

Our billboard this Christmas pointed to the social circumstances of a young, poor, unmarried mother in 1st Century Palestine. It would have taken tremendous faith and courage to withstand the prejudice of her critics. We hoped that people would think ... More >>

Positive responses to Christmas billboard

Monday, 19 December 2011, 11:20 am | St Matthew in the City

At St Matthew’s we know that controversy moves news stories and the news stories about our Christmas billboard have been about the outrage of some in the Christian community to our image of a very human Mary. However we would like to lift up some ... More >>

Statement in response to vandalism of St Matthew’s billboard

Monday, 19 December 2011, 11:06 am | St Matthew in the City

Arthur Skinner and the Catholic Action Group used our billboard, his vandalism of it, and our property this morning to gain publicity for his point of view and to further his supposedly “Catholic” organisation’s agenda. He has also announced ... More >>

St Matthew’s Billboard is Up. Christmas must be Near.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 11:29 am | St Matthew in the City

Christmas must be coming. St Matthew-in-the-City has put up its Christmas billboard. Priest Associate Clay Nelson, says, “It is our intention to avoid the sentimental, trite and expected to spark thought and conversation in the community. This year ... More >>

Historic Church Completed After 106 Years

Monday, 19 September 2011, 2:17 pm | St Matthew in the City

After 106 years St Matthew-in-the-City is finally completed! The loft constructed to hold organ pipes has never been filled until now. Henry Willis & Sons has finished installing a pipe organ that has been in construction in their Liverpool factory ... More >>

Anglican Diocese on Support for GLBT Members

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 4:02 pm | St Matthew in the City

Saturday, September 3 was a huge day in the ongoing struggle to end discrimination against GLBT members of the Anglican Church. The Revd Glynn Cardy rejoiced that, “Never before has an Auckland Synod so clearly, overwhelmingly, and emphatically ... More >>

St Matthew’s Protests Church Discrimination

Friday, 1 July 2011, 7:46 pm | St Matthew in the City

St Matthew’s has a long history of stirring public debate with its billboard. Today it has put up one to challenge the Anglican Church to stop its discrimination against gays and lesbians. More >>

Celebrate A Night of Good Will

Tuesday, 16 November 2010, 12:06 pm | St Matthew in the City

The bells will be ringing at St Mathews-in-the-City on December 4 when Kiwi crossover tenor Will Martin performs Christmas carols along with songs from his new album Inspirations. More >>

Remembrance Day at St Matthew-in-the-City:

Friday, 29 October 2010, 1:26 pm | St Matthew in the City

 A commitment to peace, while remembering the human toll of war is the theme of this year’s annual Remembrance Day Service to be held at St Matthew-in-the-City on November 7 at 11:30 am.   First hand experiences of those directly touched by ... More >>





Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.