A Little Bit about Us
Morrinsville is a friendly rural town situated between the Kaimai Ranges and the Waikato River. The easy rolling terrain surrounding the town makes for some of the best farmland in New Zealand earning it the title 'Cream of the Country'. Morrinsville is the biggest town in the district, and also the fastest growing town in Eastern Waikato, with a population of over 7,000 people. We now have a 'Herd of Cows' around Morrinsville. To date there are 60 around town. Check out the following links to see more: www.herdofcowsmorrinsville.co.nz
St Matthew's was the first church in Morrinsville and has a long and proud history. The first St Matthew's was built in 1895, and at that time it was the only church in Morrinsville. The present building dating from 1959 was designed after a Church in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It is widely supported by the wider community. People describe the church as being a beautiful building in a beautiful town. In May 2011 we opened a new and spacious office. We are open Tuesday and Friday mornings so come and say hello!
The hall has been renamed 'The Hub' and is in constant use. It was refurbished in May-August 2013. It was given a new paint facelift with repairs and replacements made to wall boards where necessary. New carpet has been laid and cupboards and shelves replaced. The Op-shop is open every Friday morning and is open on Market Day (1st Saturday each month), when there are Devonshire Teas held in the Church from 9am. It is being used for the Op-Shop, Toddlers Rhythm and Dance, Selwyn Centre, Family Fellowship and other initiatives.
Since March 2020 we have had to deal with lockdowns and a lot of stress and uncertainty because of Covid 19. We have managed to keep services going with restrictions because of the pandemic. Some things have been suspended for the time being, and some things have had limits placed on them such as numbers allowed into the building at one time and a Vaccination Certificate. Now that New Zealand is opening up again and we are in a traffic light system some services will get back to normal. On Sunday's the 8.30 Service is when the unvaccinated can come to church.
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