Prayer for St Matthew’s
In addition to the monthly Saturday morning prayer meeting (8-9am 1st Saturday of the month) we want to encourage all members of St Matthew’s to pray together for the church at the same time: 8:30 – 9 am Monday and Friday. This may be your commute time.
Every week we will share a topic to help focus our prayer and a MP3 prayer starter.
This week October 4 and 8, the prayer focus is inspired by Ephesians 4:15-16 . Let’s pray for our kononia-fellowship:
- That, speaking the truth in love, we grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.
- That we may be a body where each part is working properly, promoting the body’s growth in building itself up in love.
Anglican Community of St Mark (ACM)
St Matthew’s is one of the member parishes of ACM.
ACM was established in 2019 as a national network of Anglican Christians that seek to teach and practice traditional orthodox bible-based Christianity. ACM seeks to call all to repent and believe the good news of Jesus Christ. Its aim is to breathe a spirit of grace-filled optimism into the Church and equip one another for today’s gospel challenges.
ACM’s vision is to see the revitalization of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia through effective evangelism, discipleship, training and church planting. It wants to call the Church back to its historic roots of Worship, Sacrament and Word and to proclaim the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as Saviour of the world.
St Matthew’s is a member parish of Affirm.
What is AFFIRM?
AFFIRM stands for: Anglicans for faith, intercession, renewal and mission and it really represents the Evangelical/ Charismatic streams of the Anglican church in this land. It is made up of 7 voluntary societies of our church that represent real hope and vitality for us. They include:
- NZ Church Missionary Society
- Latimer Fellowship
- Church Army NZ
- New Wine NZ
- Anglican Mainstream NZ Inc.
- Bishopdale Theological College
These groups represent leadership in mission, biblical fidelity, evangelism, Spiritual power, short term mission and theological training.
AFFIRM seeks to recall the church to biblical faith, the life of prayer, spiritual renewal and effective mission.
We uphold the creedal beliefs of the Anglican Church, and affirm especially:
(a) The love of God as the source and motive of our life and mission;
(b) The Lordship of Jesus Christ over the church and the world;
(c) The authority of the Bible as God’s living word to individuals and communities;
(d) The Holy Spirit’s gifting of all Christian women and men for their varied ministries;
(e) The centrality of evangelism within the whole mission of the church;
(f) The need for continuing renewal of local congregations as living communities of faith and love;
(g) The priority of prayer and worship as under girding all Christian life and action.
Of particular encouragement is the new Bishopdale Theological college which the Nelson diocese has set up, which will bring fresh health to our national church.
Forms To Download
Please return this form for confirmation from Wardens or Parish Administrator BEFORE borrowing equipment.
St Matthew’s Church/Hope Centre booking form
To prevent disappointment, please make sure you have booked and have written confirmation from the office at least a full week in advance.
Wedding Request Form
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Item Reimbursement Form
All completed forms can be returned by email or post to St Matthew’s Church, 30 Hope Street, Dunedin
Laidlaw College (formerly Bible College Of New Zealand)
The Briscoes are the founders of the international bible-teaching ministry – Telling the Truth – which shares God’s Word through the radio and the internet. Gifted with wisdom, discernment and a bit of English humor, the Briscoes bring the Bible to life. You’ll be moved by the emotional appeal of Jill Briscoe, the compelling logic of Stuart Briscoe and the compassionate, yet challenging insights of Pete Briscoe. Although they have three distinct teaching styles, all boldly proclaim God’s sovereignty, grace and love. We were blessed to host Stuart and Jill during our services recently. Please see our Sermons page to listen to their messages.