Rev Helen Jacobi

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Women in the Bible |

Noticing the Slave Girl

 Helen Jacobi looks at the unnamed slave girl in Acts 16:16-34 

Advent and Christmas |

Christmas in the dark

 Helen Jacobi explores John 1:1-14 and its concept of light 

Topic: Faith
Lockdown Worship |

Lockdown Video for Lent 5

 Our first worship video recorded at home at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic on 29 March 2020, the fifth Sunday of Lent. 

Topic: Lent
City Mission |

Good News

 Helen Jacobi describes the good news of the blessing of the new City Mission building, Homeground 

Topic: Christmas
Advent and Christmas |

The 2021 Christmas special

 A Christmas service filmed in St Matthew's, with a reflection from Vicar Helen Jacobi on the Christmas story found in Luke's gospel 

Healing |


 Helen Jacobi continues the 2022 Lenten series exploring lament as part of healing 

Topic: Christian practices, Lent
Justice issues |

Lambeth Woes: Bigger barns, Higher Walls

 Helen Jacobi challenges the Lambeth Bishops to include all 

Topic: LGBT
Prayer |

Midday Prayer from Lockdown

 A service to pause with in the middle of the day. 

Topic: Midday Prayer
Stories from our past |

Our Land?

 On Waitangi Day Helen Jacobi explores the history of the land St Matthew’s sits on 

Topic: Tikanga Māori
What do we mean by? |

Big questions

 Helen Jacobi explores one of the big questions - why does a loving God allow suffering? 

Topic: Christian practices, Progressive Christianity, Faith
What do we mean by? |


 Helen Jacobi explores the concept of wisdom on Trinity Sunday 

Topic: Progressive Christianity, Faith

Breaking the Silence

 Helen Jacobi unpacks the Mark version of the Easter story 

Topic: Jesus, Progressive Christianity, Easter
Lent and Easter 2015 |

Good Friday sermon "Silence"

 What do "progressive Christians" think about Good Friday. In this sermon Helen Jacobi says sometimes all we can do is be silent in the face of suffering. (Mark 15) 

Topic: Progressive Christianity, Good Friday
Stories from our past |

Hilda Fricker

 The story of parishioner Hilda Fricker who died in the 1918 flu. 

Topic: Plaques in the church

New Liturgical Robes for St Matthew-in-the-City

 New Liturgical Robes. On Sunday 27 February 2022 we dedicated a new set of robes - chasubles, stoles and banners - designed by Miranda Brown. This was the culmination of a four year project. Watch the video to hear our design story. 

Healing |


Helen Jacobi completes the 2022 Lenten series exploring anointing as part of healing 

Topic: Christian practices, Lent
St Matthew-in-the-City |

Welcome to St Matthews Digital

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to St Matthew’s Digital. This is the online platform of St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican Church, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. To find out about services (including the livestream of the Sunday 10am service) , events, and the life of the community in Auckland visit Here you are invited to belong to a community of people who share a desire to be enriched in their spirituality and faith. You may be a person of faith, you may not follow any faith; all are welcome. We invite you to explore our video and written material. You will find links to other communities we follow.

Stories from our past |

The St Matthew's Altar Cross

The story of St Matthew's altar cross