'Welcoming, vibrant and serving the community - God's love in action'.
As the church, the gathered body of Christ, caring for his creation and with a foundation for prayer, we are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbour as ourselves.
To inhabit this vision, our strategy is to focus on:
Lives and relationships are restored and transformed by God’s grace,
Living out and generously sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ
Serving the Community
In our homes, communities and our city.
A prayer for St Matthew's:
Heavenly Father, pour out your Holy Spirit upon St Matthews,
Grant us a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power,
a new faithfulness to your Word,
a new consecration to your service so that,
through our renewed witness your Holy Name may be glorified and your Kingdom advanced,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.