Posts Tagged ‘St Matthew in the City’

Akld Church calls cops after gay-related shouts at service

Friday, March 18th, 2016

An Auckland church had to call police after men with a loudspeaker shouted homosexual-related abuse that could be heard during a service. About 100 worshippers at the 10am service at the Anglican St Matthew-in-the-City on March 6 heard the shouting from outside, which included the word “abomination”. St Matthew’s is known for being supportive of Read more

St Matthew’s controversial billboards will continue

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The reverend Helen Jacob, Jacobi was inducted as the vicar of St Matthew in the City, Auckland New Zealand last week. She says St Matthew’s well known controversial billboards will continue. “What kind of message we have on them we will have to look at. It is such an interesting church.” Jacobi is the first Read more

ZM Radio’s competition for all expenses paid gay wedding hits a snag

Friday, July 19th, 2013

To celebrate the legalisation of same-sex marriage ZM Radio and Woman’s Day is running a competition called “The most Fabulous Gay Wedding ever”. The sponsors promise that,”Together we will put on the most fabulous food & venue and the most glamorous  theme, entertainment, celebrant, cake and more”. Part of the prize was a wedding in Read more

The Biblical Christmas was not about a baby in a manger

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The Christmas season is a delightful jumble of traditions. Why are we singing about decking halls with boughs of holly, whatever “decking” means? Why isn’t, as one child asked, Santa in the nativity scene? Is Christmas a Christian festival or can anyone join in? There are four main traditions of the season. Each can be Read more

St Matts billboard upholds Catholic tradition

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

St Matthew in the City is in illustrious company.  Each time its priests Glynn Cardy and Clay Nelson commission a billboard they join a long line of popes and cardinals that have used provocative art to shift our thinking. Using images to shift established thought patterns is always a fragile endeavour as no-one, not even a powerful Read more