125th Anniversary of St. Matthew’s on Sunday 28th May

This Sunday, 28th May, it will be exactly 125 years since the original St. Matthew’s building was opened in Arcadia Street. That means we’ll be celebrating the Quasquicentenary!

Back in 1892, the Archbishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia, William Saumarez Smith, officiated at the opening of St. Matthew’s Mission Church, Holroyd.

(You can read more of our history here. PDF file.)

While the streets, the culture, and even the location of the church building, have changed, that original name is a wonderful reminder of why St. Matthew’s is here – to share the saving news of the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s why our church mission statement is “Building People Around Christ”.

To help us celebrate the 125th anniversary, The Rev. Tom Halls will be our special guest preacher.

Formerly the Rector of St. Peter’s Cooks River, Tom is well-known and loved at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, where he has been assisting with the Healing Ministry since 2006. He also has a special love for the people of South Asia, and regularly visits India and Sri Lanka and further afield, helping pastors and church members better understand God’s word to us in the Bible.

So please feel invited to join us on Sunday 28th May 2017 at 9:30am.