Welcome to St Matthew's Print E-mail

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.StMs-exterior-Aug2011

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.  

Within such a beautiful building, regular worship services are held on Sundays and weekdays.  Our style has a dignity appropriate to the setting but is, we trust, warm and welcoming to both visitors and regulars.

The historic St Matthew’s Church shares its central city site with several other buildings used by the Parish and others.  St Matthew’s Primary School, established in 1995, is a co-educational integrated school of over 130 pupils, from new entrant to Year 8.  St Matthew’s Early Childhood Centre provides preschool education in the nearby Canon Drake Hall.  In the large Parish Hall are located the Parish Office, an Opportunity Shop and venues for art and craft groups, a preschool music group and many other activities run by various organisations.

St Matthew’s welcomes visitors and sightseers.  The church is usually open most weekday mornings, for Sunday Services and at other times by arrangement.

 

See Our Latest Projects/Events

Section Navigation

Latest News


Ma Whea? Commission Report
Date Posted: Sunday, 13 April 2014 02:58
The Ma Whea? Commission's report into the question of same-gender blessings and ordinations has More...
Cursillo
Date Posted: Sunday, 13 April 2014 02:52
Anglican Cursillo is a world-wide movement to nourish and deepen our Christian spirituality.This More...
Sunday Prayer Vigil
Date Posted: Wednesday, 15 May 2013 19:47
Sunday Prayer Vigils are held each Sunday from 9.15 to 9.35am in the Lady Chapel. Everyone is More...
anglogo.gif
Prayer Book now available online!
Date Posted: Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:05
Our NZ Prayer Book has been published online. "It is now almost a quarter of a century since A New More...