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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?
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
In these Covid-19 Delta & Omicron Protection Framework times the Parish Office is virtual. Please Email or Phone and your requests will be tended to. Ven. David & Rev’d. Alister are often on site for you to discuss matters face-to-face. We encourage you to be in touch with us directly by either email or phone.
Here are the Parish notices for this week. This week as I reach out to parishes in the Hawke’s Bay Archdeaconry,I ask for your prayers as many of us gather from Zoom Synod (Thursdayevening through Friday). COVID-19 Alert levels encourage us to do things differently, to responddifferently, but at the core of our faith is… Read More Parish Notices for 19 Sept
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