Vision, Values & Mission

Ian Powell

Ian Powell


Values, Vision & Mission

We’re so glad you’re looking at coming to St Matthew’s. No matter whether you’re investigating Christianity and Jesus Christ, or have been His follower for years, you’re in the right place.

We are a church of people who are gripped by the love of God in Christ. As the apostle Paul said

‘For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one (Jesus) died for all, and therefore all died, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.’ 

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

So this is our prayer for ourselves as St Matthew’s church.

We ask God to grow us as people gripped by His love in Christ. And that we would live as Jesus’ followers so:

Strangers to God’s love become
Believers in Christ;
Believers become Lovers of God;
Lovers become Warriors for Jesus.

Our invitiation to you is to join us. Come and be gripped by God’s love in Christ. Be part of God’s plan for Canberra, and the world, taking your place in calling others to trust christ, love Him in 24/7 living to honour God, and standing for Jesus in every part of life. Here’s how you can belong to St Matthew’s and be part of that with us.

Church Services

These are our large group meetings. Everybody is welcome. We sing God’s praises, pray to Him, hear His Word read and taught, and seek to encourage one another before and after the service. You’ll find elements of the Anglican tradition together with contemporary expression. These include creeds, confessions, prayers and time-honoured hymns. You can find more information about when our services are run here.


St Matthew’s is a part of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our beliefs are summed up in the 39 Articles of Religion. St Matthew’s is led by Senior Minister Ian Powell, together with the staff team. Alongside Ian’s leadership of Christ’s mission, our Parish Council is responsible for governance and ministry support. You can find out more information about out staff team here

Next Steps

Our goal is to help each person take the next best step. That means if you are seeking to find out about Christ, or need a refresher, the next best step for you will be joining the Simply Christianity group. If you are already a believer in Christ, the next best step will be to attend Belonging.

This is an opportunity to meet others new to St Matthew’s, hear from some of our ministers, and learn about who we are as a church and what we believe. Belonging is a great step to take before joining a Life Group. Please contact the office if you would like further information about dates for these courses.

St Matthew's Anglican Church

5 Laurens St, Wanniassa,
ACT 2903

(02) 6231 7347
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Tuesday 11:30am
Traditional Service

Sunday 8am
Contemporary Classical
Anglican Service

Sunday 10am
Contemporary Service
with Kids Program

Sunday 4pm
All-ages Service


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062 923

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