A SPIRITED PLACE
WHERE PEOPLE STAND, CONNECT, AND SEEK
From Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice the church will be closed.
There will be no public services.
Take care everyone and be kind to each other.
The team of St Matthew-in-the-City
We need to close the doors of St Matthew’s for now.
Yet her prayerful presence continues steadily, quietly, surely with us.
We who have rested, absorbed this into us in St Matthew’s, it is now our turn.
We invite you to light a candle, still your mind and heart,
allow to arise your concerns or those for whom you are concerned.
Breathe, name them, place them here. Trust them to be held and heard.
Know yourself sustained. Be strengthened.
We are to be St Matthew’s steady, quiet prayerful presence in these uncertain times.
We invite you to play the video above, read the names below and send us the names of your beloved ones
so we can light a virtual candle for them and add those names to our prayer list.
LIGHT A CANDLE
Our Vicar Helen Jacobi is saying farewell for now to the church building but not to the church community.
Tuesday 24 March 2020
Salve Jesu, pastor bone from Buxtehude's Membra Jesu nostri
Victoria Chammanee soprano, Amelia Gilies violin, Chris Adams violin, Sharon Baylis viola, Michael Weiss cello,
Tom Pierard cello, Michael Bell continuo
3 April 2015, Good Friday Concert, St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland, New Zealand