132 Hobson Street
187 Federal Street
Aotearoa New Zealand
The Parish Office
Suite 2B/198 Federal St, opposite the church
+64 (0)9 379 0625
Office opening hours:
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday, Sunday CLOSED
Teddy is our latest office recruit, learning basic training and socialising
for Mobility Dogs Assistance Trust
He is a pure bred Golden Retriever, born on Christmas Day 2020.
He will be with us for 12-15 months before undertaking advanced training.
He has enthusiastically adopted the role of official greeter to visitors to the office, and he can be seen in the church and around town wearing his distinctive green service dog jacket.
There are 10 Anglican clergy who associate themselves with St Matthew’s
while undertaking other roles, or being “retired”.
We have one permanent deacon, Wilf Holt, whose role is to provide a link from our Sunday worship to work and ministry in God’s world. Wilf works at the City Mission.
The following take part in leadership of worship and weddings:
Linda Murphy works at the City Mission.
Susan Adams provides supervision, spiritual direction, "theological" conversations,
and represents us in the Living Wage movement.
Allanah Church is a psychotherapist.
Denise Kelsall and Ann Mellor assist with weddings.
OTHERS on the team are:
George Armstrong, Jenny Blood, Jeremy Younger and Jean Brookes are “retired”
but remain active in writing and prayer.
VICAR'S WARDEN Jon Lamb
PEOPLE'S WARDEN Elena Philp
TOWER MASTER Adrian Grant
If you are interested in joining the team of bellringers,
contact John Dunn on 09 418 3324
At St Matthew's we pride ourselves
on our friendliness and willingness to help
no matter what the question or comment