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Worship is central to Parish life, with the following services being held:


Services - January 2020

Sundays in January - 8am Eucharist in Lady Chapel,  10am Eucharist

Thursday Services - No Thursday services until the 10.15am services resume on Thursday 30 January.



Regular Sunday Worship

Sundays 8am - Eucharist in the Lady Chapel

A 45 minute service using the New Zealand Prayer Book


Sundays 10am - Parish Eucharist

A 60-65 minute communion service with variations

Prayer Ministry is available during and after the 10.00 am service each Sunday.

Morning tea follows the service


Thursday Worship

10.15am - Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel

Traditional Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel according to the Book of Common Prayer.


Other Services

Throughout the year further services are held such as:

Palm Sunday and Good Friday services and processions shared with neighbouring St Andrew's congregation.

ANZAC Day service, an annual Blessing of the Animals Service in October, Christingle Service.


Messy Church

Held on the second Saturday of the month from 4pm -6pm. Join us in activities, stories and songs based on a Bible theme, celebrating our faith journey and share a meal with us. 


School Services

Once a term we are joined by pupils and families from St Matthew's Primary School for a shared, child friendly eucharist at the 10am Sunday service. Parishioners are welcome to come along too.

Fortnightly St Matthew's School services are held fortnightly on Fridays 1.40-3pm - Parishioners and visitors are welcome to join the School Community at worship


Open Door

The church is opened by the Open Door Team from 10am to noon on most Wednesdays for visitors and parishioners. You are welcome to spend quiet time in the Church or Lady Chapel.



Click here to go to a list of sermons by Rev'd Alister Hendery. Sermons may be downloaded as Pdf files.


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