Back In The Day

This page will direct you to a growing section telling of our history.


Situated close to the CBD of Hastings, St Matthew’s has been involved in the life of Hastings city for over 100 years.

One of Hastings’ oldest buildings, St Matthew’s Church holds a Category One designation from the NZ Historic Places Trust.
 At the heart of the parish’s witness and activity is the historic church whose wooden nave was built in 1886 with the reinforced concrete additions added in 1915. Damage was sustained in the 1931 earthquake but restoration was undertaken, and the tower rebuilt to a reduced height. More recent modifications provide an effective setting for liturgy and a frequently used venue for concerts and recitals. 

Memorial Cairn

Click here to read more about the Memorial Cairn.


Click here to read more about tSt Matthew’s architecture..