Church bells at St Matthew-in-the-City. Photo by Scott Pilkington.

St Matthew-in-the-City: 162 years of Taonga in Auckland City

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesCentral Auckland

Saturday 14 October, noon-3pm


St Matthew-in-the-City

187 Federal Street (corner of Wellesley Street and Hobson Street), Auckland Central

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No bookings required

Enter the church through main doors on Hobson Street



Come along to St Matthew-in-the-City and enjoy the church that has been taonga in Auckland City for 162 years.

We will be featuring:

  • heritage architect Peter Reed talking about the current 1905 stone building

  • organist Paul Chan performing short recitals on the rebuilt Willis Organ

  • a bell-ringing display (one of only six of its kind in New Zealand) by St Matthew's Society of Bellringers

  • a heritage window self-guided tour.

We will also have refreshments available for a gold coin donation to the Auckland City Mission.

The window tour previously offered has been restructured to be more suitable to children and families.

Performance, lecture, tours, and children's activities will be accessible to all. However, access to the bell tower will require climbing 54 spiral steps.

Visitors to the bell chamber must wear personal protection equipment, which will be provided to you.

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