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Kid Space Holiday Program

We are putting on a Kid’s Program these holidays!

Drop your primary school kids off and let them enjoy activities like craft, cooking, stories, gardening, singing and a God-spot.


Monday 1st July, 2-4.30pm

Tuesday 2nd July, 2-4.30pm


St Matthew’s, corner of Eaglehawk Rd and Creeth St, Long Gully


On the Tuesday there will be a FREE BBQ for  all the family.

To download a flier, click here.

Call Rose (0458 290 402) or Anthea (0409 136 567) for more details

Celebrate Christmas at St Matthew’s


23rd December 2012 

St Matthew’s Church, Long Gully

 5pm: Service

6pm: Dinner (bring something to share if you can)

Whether you attend church regularly, or only on special occasions, or not at all, we would love to see you.

We will sing carols, hear the story of Christmas & celebrate together.

September Garden Day

On Saturday 1st September we will be having a working bee for the ‘Hope…It Grows’ community garden at St Matthew’s church.

We will be clearing some of the fire hazards, planting things and there will be a free lunch.

Hope to see you there!

Where: ‘Hope…It Grows’ community garden, St Matthew’s Church 153 Eaglehawk Rd

When: Saturday 1st September, 10-1pm

Contact: Dave Fagg 0421 764 699

Future of Christianity

Bishop Andrew Curnow (Anglican Diocese of Bendigo) and Dave Fagg (Convenor, Seeds Bendigo) will debate the future of Christianity and the church in Australia.

The latest Census data show that Christian belief is declining in Australia, and many churches have struggled to meet this challenge. Though they come from differing church backgrounds, both Bishop Curnow and Mr Fagg are passionate about exploring new forms of Christian spirituality and community in Australia.

Bishop Curnow will speak from his experience in the institutional church, and Mr Fagg will speak from his journey in small Christian communities (Seeds Bendigo is a small Christian group in Long Gully).

Bishop Curnow said, “I suppose a key question is what place, if any, the church has in the future of Australia. Any future has to include forms of Christian life and community that go beyond what we currently have.”

Mr Fagg said, “Many Australians are disillusioned with institutional church, but not with Jesus. Churches need to be communities that more fully live out what Jesus advocates: loving our enemies, compassion, justice and truth.”

This event will be accessible to anyone concerned about spirituality, religion, faith and the church.

Event Details
Date: Monday 20th August

Time: 7.30-9pm

Place: St Matthew’s Church, 153 Eaglehawk Rd, Bendigo


Garden Volunteer Team

The “Hope…It Grows!” garden is setting up a team of volunteers to help out with the garden. It would involve being part of a team of people doing: seed raising, weeding, planting…and eating the food from the garden!

If you’d like to find out more, here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, 20th June

Time: 4.30-5.30pm

Place: St Matthew’s, Long Gully (enter via rear gate)

Garden Festival 2012

G’day all, in a couple of days is the “Hope..It Grows!” community garden festival.

We have a stack of stuff planned:

Facepainting; Cooking demos; Live Music; Devonshire Tea; Curry; Scarecrow Building; Limestone Carving; Preschool Art Exhibit

As well as that, Steve Burns, permablitz legend from Ballarat will also be there, giving us the good soil on backyard gardening.

Be there from 10am-3pm, 153 Eaglehawk Rd, Long Gully. Bring some dosh for food and stuff that will raise money for the Havilah Rd Preschool.

Download Flier

Garden Working Bee

On Saturday 25th of February we will be having a working bee for the ‘Hope…It Grows’ community garden at St Matthew’s church.

We will be clearing some of the fire hazards and there will be a free lunch as we prepare for the Festival in March.

Hope to see you there!

Where: ‘Hope…It Grows’ community garden, St Matthew’s Church 153 Eaglehawk Rd

When: Saturday 25th February 10am- 1pm

Contact: Rose Vincent 0458 290 402

Faith and Work Event

Ever wondered if your work mattered to God?

Are jobs outside the church ‘less spiritual’, or a lesser calling?

Did God make the other parts of life? If so, what are His purposes there? How do we serve God at work?

Ever grappled with these questions? Wanted more substantial answers?

On Sunday March 11, at Holy Trinity Bendigo, Will Messenger and Gordon Preece will be running a seminar that will address some of these questions.

Faith & Work event flyer

Christmas Service – THIS FRIDAY

Marcus Curnow will be leading us through the Christmas story this Friday night, 23rd December

Time: 8 – 9.30PM

Place: St Matthew’s Church, 153 Eaglehawk Rd, Long Gully (click here for map)

The service will be a simple one, but a special one, involving readings, video and story.

Kids are welcome too – there are kid’s exercises that relate to the service.

Join us for supper afterwards.

Garden Festival 2011

St Matthew’s is having a festival to celebrate the end of the year – hope you can all be there!

Garden Festival 2011 Flier




  • permaculture workshop with Beck Lowe
  • cooking a free lunch with Kylie Martens
  • getting your hands dirty in the Community Garden
  • yoga with Rondah Dam
  • bicycle making with Ali Turnbull
  • live music with Stuart Manderson
  • check out the fun of the Toy Library
WHEN: Sunday, December 11
TIME: 10-2pm
WHERE: St Matthew’s, corner Creeth St and Eaglehawk Rd, Long Gully
COST: nothing