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