Welcome to St Matthews Church Albury

We warmly invite you to spend time with us in worship and conversation.  St Matthew's Church, the largest Anglican Church in the Albury Parish in the Diocese of Wangaratta.  It is situated in the heart of the city, in Kiewa Street next to the Post office.  The cross atop the steeple, placed following the devastating fire of September 1991 represents the highest point in the central business district of the City of Albury. The rebuilding of St Matthews represents the enormous goodwill and generosity of the people of the City of Albury and beyond and stands as a testimony to the good news of the resurrection.  Good news for all people.

Whether you seek a spiritual foundation for children, find yourself at one of life’s crossroads in exploring marriage, whether to find a place of sanctuary in the midst of a busy life of testing circumstances or you long to connect with the very finest liturgy and music of the Anglican tradition or to be inspired or challenged to engage more meaningfully with the world around us.  Come through the arched stone doorway … and walk with us.  Together we will discover afresh the presence of God and God’s good and glorious purposes for our lives and for the communities in which we live and work.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you to St Matthews Albury

Our site is always being updated with new items of interest So if this is your first visit do not forget to come back

For over one and a half centuries, people have come to seek inspiration on the site of this magnificent church in the heart of Albury.  Today, we welcome thousands of visitors a year to share our worship, explore our heritage and attend our many events.  Welcome to our website, and I hope that it will inspire you to visit in person.

A place of beauty
St Matthews offers a wealth of beauty, from its outstanding architecture to the deep emotions stirred by its choral music. This wonderful heritage belongs to us all, whatever our beliefs.

It was built as a place of Holiness, Worship, Prayer and Reflection this stunning building, visited by people from all over Australia and beyond, remains an exquisite offering to God, whose glory it reflects.

But there’s another, more hidden beauty we seek in this holy place. It’s found in vulnerability, tolerance and humility – in being Christ-like in our daily lives.

The beauty of holiness
The term holiness comes from the old English word hālig, meaning healthy and whole.  It evokes being our best, most complete selves, as part of the wider life that is all creation.

The Bible too speaks of the intense joy holiness can bring: ‘Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, let the whole earth stand in awe of him.’ (Psalm 96, verse 9).

In discovering God’s image in ourselves, we each make our own spiritual journey.  Finding our own inner beauty and wholeness gives us a deep refreshing well from which we can drink each day.

Sharing the blessing
I hope discovering this beautiful building through this website or in person brings you joy.  I also hope that it will help you discover the beauty of inner holiness, in whatever way is right for you.

God bless you all.

Fr Peter, Rector of St Matthews and Archdeacon of the Hume

St Matthews Grapevine 

Contents:
  • Fr Peter Writes
  • Parish Council News
  • Humour
  • much, much more


February 2015 Grapevine ( no January Grapevine produced) 

March 2015 Grapevine


Sunday Service Times

1st Sunday of the month

9.00 am   Sung Eucharist
5.00 pm    Evensong




2nd Sunday of the month

9.00 am Sung Eucharist

3rd Sunday of the month

9.00 am Sung Eucharist
10.30 am Children's Church - children of all ages welcome

4th Sunday of the month

9.00 am  Matins and Holy Communion

5th Sunday (or last Sunday) of the month

9.00 am Matins and BCP Holy Communion































St Matthews Web Links

St Matthew's also has a 'private' Facebook page - St Matthew's Anglican Church Albury
Click Link to read Donkey shortage over Easter article

To see Father Peter contribution to the Faith In Fashion Exhibition in Bendigo
please click on the link below

http://www.faithinfashion.com.au/

Coming Events:       Easter 2015

ALBURY LENT LECTURES 2015 

Peace, Justice and Liberty –
800th anniversary of Magna Carta
SUNDAY SESSIONS – Every Sunday during Lent at the 9.00am Eucharist,
Guest Speaker instead of sermon). 
Sunday 22nd February
Dr Beth Wilson AM
Sunday 1st March
The Rt Rev’d John Parkes AM
Annual General Meeting—after the service
Sunday 8th March
Professor Geoffrey Blainey AC—Eminent Australian Historian and author
Sunday 15th March
Rodney Croome AM is an Australian LGBT rights activist and academic.
Croome currently serves as the spokesperson for the Tasmanian Gay and
Lesbian Rights Group, National Convenor of Australian Marriage Equality
and one of the founders of the Australian Coalition for Equality (ACE).
Sunday 22nd March
Beth Stirton

 Rowans Readers
A monthly reading group on the second Saturday
for people who want to know a bit more
about the writings of Rowan Williams
led by Fr Rob Whalley and Fr Peter McKeague

Click here for more info

Coming Concerts



Chamber Philharmonia Cologne
Vivaldi, Mozart and Sarasate

Saturday 21st February 2015

more info click here


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