CONTACT US

St Matthew-in-the-City
Anglican church

132 Hobson Street

Auckland City

Parish Office and Postal address:

Suite 2B/198 Federal St

Auckland 1010

New Zealand

      +64 (0)9 379 0625

Office opening hours:

Monday - Friday     10am - 5pm

Saturday, Sunday   CLOSED

STAFF TEAM

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Rev HELEN JACOBI

Vicar

Contact Helen for pastoral matters, baptisms, worship services or media comment, as well as questions regarding church activities in generaland our connections with the city and business community.

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Rev CATE THORN

Priest for Community Engagement

Contact Cate for St Matthew's work and ministry in the inner city. 

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IAN PALLAS

Business Manager

Contact Ian regarding any administration or finance matters,

issues relating to the St Matthew's building; personnel enquiries and funerals.

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DMITRY RUSAKOV

Events Manager

Contact Dmitry regarding booking and planning weddings, events  and concerts 

to be held at St Matthew's, questions regarding the website.

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PIP CALLINAN

Parish Administrator

Contact Pip regarding administration matters, or addition to the prayer list.

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NICHOLAS FORBES

Director of Music

Contact Nicholas

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MATTHEW HOWES

Leader of St Matthew's Voices

Contact Matthew

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TEDDY

Greeter

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 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. 

ASSOCIATE CLERGY

There are 9 Anglican clergy who associate themselves with St Matthew’s

while undertaking other roles, or being “retired”.

 

DEACONS

We have one permanent deacon, Wilf Holtwhose role is to provide a link from our Sunday worship to work and ministry in God’s world. Wilf works at the City Mission.

Amanda Mark is a transitional deacon who is also the Chancellor of the Diocese, and works in the health system.

 

PRIESTS

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.

Diana Rattray offers supervision and is a police chaplain.

Denise Kelsall takes many of our weddings..

OTHERS on the team are:

George Armstrong and Jean Brookes are “retired” but remain active in writing and prayer.

Allanah Church is a psychotherapist. 

VESTRY LEADERSHIP

VICAR'S WARDEN      Jenni Broom

 

PEOPLE'S WARDEN   Elena Philp

BELL-RINGING SOCIETY

TOWER MASTER   Adrian Grant

At St Matthew's we pride ourselves on our friendliness and willingness to help

no matter what the question or comment