An update from Alister

NEW REGIONAL HELP LINE We have received a letter from the Mayor’s Office, acknowledging and thanking everyone for all they are doing at this time. 
Most importantly, it tells us of the launch of a crucial & new source of support for those who need it. Yes, that includes you! 
A new  regional help  line  has  been  set up by the Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.   

The Hawke’s Bay Welfare  Help Line  number  is  0800 422 923.

If you or someone you know is in urgent need of support, or is vulnerable, please ring this number. 
Age Concern Hastings, Napier and Havelock North are working with Civil Defence, and are asking folks in need to ring the above number.

Re-reading the Mayor’s letter reminds me that it’s okay to ask for help. We are physically isolated but we need not be socially isolated. I’m aware that many within the parish are using the phone to connect with one another on a regular basis and others are making the most of email and Facebook. This is good. We need one another.
With blessings and care,Alister – your parish priest.

SUNDAY SERVICES, WORSHIP MATERIALWatch your In Box for Alister’s Sunday Services, Sermons and Worship material for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter


Parishioners may contact the following:The Rev’d Alister Hendery – 021 742 434  or

Tracey, Parish Administrator –
Phone 06 878 9476 – if you get the answerphone, leave a message and Tracey will get back to you asap
St Matthew’s website, (being updated regularly) –

St Matthew’s Facebook page, username @stmatthewshastingsPlease let Tracey know of anyone not receiving our emails, so she can add them to the mailing list.

The Anglican Parish of St Matthew
P O Box 824

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