From Sunday 19 September we are able to re-enter our buildings, partake in worship, and have our usual meetings and gatherings again taking into account all Delta Alert Level 2 State and Church rules. We will need to wear a mask and scan when we gather together, with social distancing of 2 metres and a… Read More We are open for Church this Sunday!
Here are a selection of the online worship opportunties from around Aotearoa New Zealand for this weekend. This Sunday’s Morning or Evening Prayer from Greater Hastings https://stmattshastings.com/2021/09/04/sunday-worship-5th-september/ This Sunday’s worship via the Archdeaconry YouTube page – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzZiFkbqa0EY1EjzPp8BT3A From Dunedin Diocesehttps://www.calledsouth.org.nz/on-line-worship/ Diocese of WellingtonMovement Online
To the Diocese of Waiapu, E te whanau a te Karaiti o Waiapu, As we all face into a new lockdown, I wanted to extend my support and thanksgiving to you all for the efforts you are making to accommodate our life as a church during a challenging time. In the short term we have… Read More A Message from +Andrew
Dear friends We hope that you are safe in your bubble and continuing to take care of yourselves and each other as we find ourselves rising to the challenge of facing new community cases COVID 19 in New Zealand. This means, for now there will be no meeting of any groups at St Matthew’s or… Read More Level 4 for our Parish
To the Parishioners of St Matthew’s, Hastings and St Peter’s, Riverslea Announcement about the Parish of Greater Hastings Greetings to you all in the name of Christ, Over the past month I have been working my way through all the feedback that was received duringthe consultation discussions around the proposal to create one single parish… Read More Announcement about the Parish of Greater Hastings
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Here is the link to Sunday’s sermon entitled ‘Relationships not Rules’ 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-17; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46Relationship, not rules The first reading was probably rather familiar. We know it as ‘the ten commandments’ – though the Bible calls them ‘the Decalogue’, the ‘ten words.’ What are these… Read More Sunday 4th October
Today very, very few people are called away from their place of business, but all of us are entrusted with the invitation to share with others what we ourselves have received: a desire to follow the way of Christ, and the sense of being on a journey together. All of us are ones who are… Read More St Matthew’s Day
We are returning to just providing the sermons now. Here is the sermon for St Matthew’s Day, 2020. Living the life we are called to St Matthew’s Day (20 September) 2020 Matthew 9:9-13, Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13 St Matthew’s Hastings So it’s St Matthew’s day – and I guess you’re expecting me to say something about St… Read More St Matthew’s Day Sermon
The Diocesan Synod to be held in Hawkes Bay from Saturday 31st October to Sunday 1st November 2020. The Synod begins at 9.00am on Saturday 31st at St Matthew’s Church with a Service and Celebration of St Matthew’s Primary School 25th Year Anniversary. The Synod then continues with business at the Havelock North. I hope you will be able to attend this… Read More St Matthew’s SChool 25 years to be marked.