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, with a population of approximately 7,000 people.
St Matthew's was the first church in Morrinsville and has a long and proud history. It is widely supported by the wider community. Our Carol Service, where we are joined by other choirs in the town, and Easter Services are big events, as are funerals. 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 every Tuesday and Friday so come and say hello!
We feel encouraged and equipped through a variety of worship and events. We enjoy worshipping together with other churches. We believe our purpose in the community is to share the Gospel, reach out with love to the wider community, to reach out to children and young families and to be the Anglican Centre of Morrinsville.
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.