Learning from the Lord’s Prayer

Starting Sunday 4th March at 9:30am, we’re beginning a new series of Bible talks based on Jesus’ teaching about prayer in the Sermon on the Mount.

Have you ever wanted to know how to pray? What to pray for? What not to pray for? To whom should we pray? Does God really want us to pray, anyway?

Sunday mornings at 9:30am at 11 Ridge Street, Merrylands West.

No previous experience of church needed! Adults and children most welcome.

Billy Graham’s message of Hope

Billy Graham, the most famous preacher of the twentieth century, died at the age of 99, on Wednesday 21st February.

Perhaps you’ve seen some of the media coverage.

What was the message of this humble man – and why did more than 200 million people hear him in person, over the course of his preaching ministry?

On Sunday 4th March at 7:00pm, we’ll screen Billy Graham’s last message – My Hope: The Cross.

How can the Cross of Christ give hope? How could Billy Graham confidently look forward to heaven?

You are very welcome to come along. There’s no charge, and they’ll be no collection – but we’ll have supper afterwards. At St. Matthew’s Church, 11 Ridge Street, Merrylands West.

Click the image to download your invitation.

Christmas 2017

Come and celebrate the joy of Christmas –

Christmas Eve (Sunday 24 December) – one gathering at 9:30am.
Holy Communion.

Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) – one gathering at 9:30am.
Christmas Church for all ages.

Everyone very welcome.

At 11 Ridge Street, Merrylands West.

And here is this year’s Christmas message from the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr. Glenn Davies.

If you would like a free copy of The Gospel of Luke, which he mentions, we’d be glad to give you one.

125th Anniversary of St. Matthew’s on Sunday 28th May 2017

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.