St Matthew-in-the-City Church

St Matthew-in-the-City Church, Auckland Central

St Matthew-in-the-City Church

St Matthew-in-the-City Church
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand17,020 contributions
Orchestral Concert
May 2021
We came to St Matthew in the City for one of their Sunday afternoon concerts. The Church itself looks quite nice. It has a second-floor balcony area that overlooks the church. the stairway is on the far right as you enter. The sides is covered with a vaulted corridor which looks nice while walking under it. The church is quite big. We didn't get to look around that much as the orchestra was preparing around the back of the church.
Written 24 May 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,889 contributions
Anglican Church In The City
Nov 2019
The first Anglican Church was on land acquired in 1843 and this church was finally commenced in 1902.It was an interesting stone building externally and in contrast to the many more modern offices and other buildings around. It was not open to see inside but impressive externally.
Written 4 November 2019
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia888 contributions
St Mathews in the City Church
Mar 2019 • Solo
St Mathews-in-the City is a historic Anglican church at 187 federal Street Auckland and built in 1905 in a neo-Gothic style. It is heritage listed
Written 6 April 2019
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA841 contributions
Beatiful stone and glass!
Dec 2018 • Couples
St. Matthew in the City is a big beautiful stone church with great stained glass. You don't need a lot of time to see it, and it's easy to reach. We really enjoyed our visit.
Written 9 January 2019
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HillaryR
Gold Coast Australia87 contributions
Christmas 2018
Dec 2018 • Couples
St Matthew-in-the-City. Christmas morning. The pews where filled with an engaged and enthusiastic congregation; a welcome sight with a mix of locals and visitors. The Sung Eucharist service was unforgettable, led by inspiring spiritual leaders, and the most glorious small choir. There were no concealed morning yawns. Instead, we didn’t want the perfectly compiled service to end. We left smiling and thankful we had chosen that church which had a joyful sense of Christ and community. I agreed with my husband; wishing we could still be in Auckland for another service.
Written 6 January 2019
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Jeff206
Samut Prakan, Thailand531 contributions
A Fantastic Gothic Cathedral!
Oct 2018 • Solo
If you happen to be up in the area of such and such streets, a peek inside this cool church is worth the time.

Although the interior seemed a little bit drab in my opinion with all the stone, the stained glass windows are magnificent to gaze at!
The 8 bulb chandeliers along the sides of the church were also unique and added to the very gothic infused place of worship.

The baptismal font at the front entrance was made entirely out of marble and it was just beautiful especially knowing that the entire unit had to be cut for this one specific design.

I liked the traditional arching of the stone pillars along the sides of the church and it was interesting how the organ pipes were only located along the right side of the church and not the left. (Not sure of the reasoning for this design).

Also, there was a small area on the left side of the church that had a small wooden alter with chairs around it, (and because I'm not Catholic), not really sure what this small area's function was for.

On the right hand side of the church, (the side where the organ pipes were located), another peculiar sight: the ceiling was made entirely of wood in one area only but not in the rest of the structure.

Even the front wooden doors of this cathedral were quite nice even down to the details of the door handles. Then there were the outer wooden doors which had the very cool black painted metal accents on them.

The exterior of the cathedral was really impressive with all the individually laid pieces of stone and the arched windows, and it's funny, but for one part of the back of the church reminded me a bit of a castle with it's columnar design.

Again, if you're in the area of where this church is located at, stop by and have a look as it was quite a nice stop for myself
Written 28 October 2018
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Diogo F
Jau, SP34 contributions
Lovely church
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is a very old Anglican church dating back to 1905 famous for its neo-Gothic style at the Auckland Financial Center. This church carries out social projects of the utmost importance for the poorest and most marginalized and makes same-sex marriages since New Zealand legalized this practice. It also has a very large musical tradition in the city. I attended the Sunday service at 10am which is the main of this church with music sung by a choir in the nave with the use of the beautiful organ of this church and after a breakfast is served for everyone. Very beautiful.
Written 5 July 2018
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wanderlistadventures
Cincinnati, OH17 contributions
Beautiful Stained Glass
May 2018 • Solo
While I wouldn't suggest making this a central point of your sightseeing itinerary, if you happen to be walking by, this is a great location to stop for a moment of peace and quiet in the city. The stained glass is beautiful, especially if you visit on a sunny day. The pigmentation of the glass is deep enough that the light that shines through is richly colored. It reminded me slightly of the light that comes through the windows of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (although on a much smaller and less grand scale). Definitely worth a quick stop if you're passing by.
Written 1 June 2018
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joanadventure
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,386 contributions
St Matthew in the city
Mar 2018 • Friends
If you're at Federal Street, please feel free to drop by and say a little pray while enjoying the stained glass.
Written 27 April 2018
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Phil M
Auckland, New Zealand172 contributions
Private Function
Aug 2017 • Friends
This is an unusual but awesome spot for private functions. The church can be set up for a variety of events. On this particular evening it was used as a fundraiser event to raise money for a Nepalese school.
Written 9 August 2017
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