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If you are calling into the Parish Support Hub, please use the carpark off Eastbourne St West, and the doorway on the eastern side of the hall building. In order for us to assist the school community comply with protocols, we request that parishioners DO NOT cross the school grounds between the Church and Hall… Read More Access Changes to St Matthew’s Hall
The Parish Office is now The Parish Support HubDue to the COVID-19 Protection Framework and ‘My Vaccine Pass’ requirements, the Parish Administrator role is now a ‘Work-From-Home’ position. Tracey’s working pattern will be Tuesday to Thursday, so please try to direct your enquiries to her on Tuesday and Wednesday. The answerphone will continue to be… Read More The Parish Support Hub
During COVID restrictions, since Sept 2021, our monthly St Matthew’s Messy Church has been a bag of stories, treasure and activities delivered to our families. If any child would like ‘Messy Church in a Bag’ delivered, please contact the parish office, 06 878 9476 giving the name and address, and we will gladly add them… Read More Messy Church
We continue to welcome back a calendar full of activities – Keepfit, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Digital Seniors and more. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Sue Matthews who has joined us on a permanent basis as a Programme Assistant at Heretaunga Seniors. We give thanks for our wonderful volunteers and… Read More What’s Happening at… Heretaunga Seniors?
Lent is often a period of preparation for Baptism & Renewal of Baptismal Vows at the Great Easter Eve Vigil or Easter Day. Baptism is a Sacrament. ‘A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace’. A sacrament is a sign in that it points to something other than itself,… Read More We Are Open – Come Worship With Us
There are several major projects which are and will continue to be part of our lives and my role as Parish Priest in Greater Hastings for 5 years. Obviously some of these will be completed much sooner, but others are on a completion schedule of 2027! St Matthew’s Hall Revisioning Project. Our needs clearly indicate… Read More The Major Projects Update
Food Banks have become a necessary part of life. The parish continues to make monthly cash donations from the Benevolent Fund to the Hastings Food Bank. The Flaxmere Baptist Church also provides food parcels to the community, supported by St Matthew’s and other local churches. Please bring your donations of non perishable food items to… Read More Food Banks
The Parish Annual General Meeting will be held at St Matthew’s on Sunday 20 March following a combined 10am service. The last date for receiving nominations is midday Sunday 13 March.Nomination forms are available at St Matthew’s and St Peter’s churches. Please give prayerful consideration to nominations for the following positions:• People’s Church Warden• Synod… Read More Parish AGM 2022
Shrove Tuesday: In some places, people have a carnival on party Tuesday. They call it the Mardi Gras festival. Mardi Gras means ‘fat Tuesday’ and people often eat fattening foods such as pancakes to use up certain rich foods as they plan to live more simply in the 7 weeks till Easter. Shrove is an… Read More Come Back To Church During Lent!