Posts Tagged ‘St Matthews in the City’

2 churches choose their leader from different denomination

Friday, July 12th, 2013

For the second time in a week a church has appointed a person from another denomination as its leader. The vicar of St Matthew-in-the-City, Glynn Cardy, is leaving his Anglican church to lead a Presbyterian church in Remuera, Auckland. Last week the Anglican church appointed Digby Wilkinson, the senior pastor at Palmerston North’s Central Baptist Church, to be the  Dean Read more

Sign of the times or time to redesign marriage

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Fear not, Your Majesty. It’s taken a while – 842 years, to be precise – but they’ve done it for you. Got rid of themselves, it would seem, with nary a murmur of dissent. “We don’t care who’s on top.” No hint of the turbulent Becket there, Your Majesty, no call to sustain the separation Read more

Bible in schools – Christians disagree about it

Friday, July 20th, 2012

An Anglican priest’s support of the Secular Education Network’s campaign to stop the Bible in Schools programme has prompted New Zealand’s two Anglican Archbishops to reaffirm their Church’s support of the Churches Education Commission’s Bible in Schools programme. In an interview on Television One, the Reverend Clay Nelson, an associate priest at St Matthews in the City in Auckland,  said Read more

St Matthews in the City does it again for Easter

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A provocative Auckland church known for stirring up debate has unveiled its new billboard in the lead-up to Easter.

The billboard erected at the front of St Matthews in the City today depicts a Facebook photo album with Jesus on the cross as the main image. Directly below, the image is “liked” by Judas Iscariot.

“We decided to make a joke about the propensity of Christians to lay blame,” said Reverend Glynn Cardy.

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Protester defends attack on Mary with pregnancy test kit billboard

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The man who attacked the Mary with pregnancy test kit billboard has defended his actions. The $300 Christmas billboard was erected by the St Matthew-in-the-City Church last week to raise discussion about Mary’s circumstances coming into Christmas. Catholic Action Group member Arthur Skinner was caught, and later admitted to, slashing the board with scissors yesterday Read more

St Matthews in the City has moved away from traditional Christianity

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Lyndsay Freer, a spokesman for the Catholic diocese of Auckland, is unimpressed by the latest billboard raised by St Matthews in the City.

“Once again, St Matthew’s shows us that they have moved away from traditional Christianity, even though their hearts might be in the right place,” she said.

“It is true that Christmas is real and celebrates a real pregnancy.

“It is also true that the anxiety and needs of young solo mothers today need to be addressed with compassion and care.

“But in making this point, St Matthew’s ignores the gospel account of matters surrounding the pregnancy and birth of Jesus, in which Mary is not a shocked solo mother but a young woman who has given her assent and trust to God,” She said

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Blessing of Animals at Auckland church

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

A cow, a donkey and a myriad of excited dogs turned heads as they marched down Auckland’s Queen St this afternoon.

Their final destination was St Matthews in the City for the annual SPCA Auckland Blessing of Animals.

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