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On the evening of 7th November the Reverend Peter Adkins was commissioned as Rector of Bulahdelah / Tea Gardens Parish. The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop Administrator, officiated at the service. It has been a long and patient wait for the parish of over 2 years and we give thanks to God for the...

Camden Haven Anglican Church is hosting a Gingerbread House Workshop this week. Come along to this great family outing from 2pm-5pm. This Gingerbread House Workshop is a family friendly event. per kit – includes lolly bag and refreshments Maximum 3 people per kit Guest speaker Tickets essential and available from church office For details and bookings,...

Donate a gift to the Samaritans Christmas Warehouse and give joy to someone in need this Christmas. A small donation of food, cash or gifts this Christmas can make a massive difference. The Diocesan office will have a Christmas Giving Tree again in 2017. You can drop in your unwrapped gift to the Anglican Diocese Office, 134 King Street Newcastle before Friday December 15,  2017....

Melbourne Cup at Nelson Bay The lovely ladies of All Saints looked glamorous for Melbourne Cup at The Point Restaurant on Tuesday. Anglican Care Come Together for Melbourne Cup Lovely pics from last week’s Melbourne Cup celebrations at Anglican Care. Bulahdelah & Tea Gardens Farewell The Rev’d Denis Kirkaldy farewell from the Parish of Bulahdelah...

The 175th anniversary of the completion of heritage listed St Pauls was marked with an open day on October 28 which kicked off with a re-enactment of an 1800s clergyman riding his horse from Frost Reserve to the church. Approximately 300 people visited the site from around the community to mark this hallmark occasion. A...

On Wednesday November 1 more than 200 students from the four Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation (NASC) schools converged on Christ Church Cathedral for their annual Celebration Day. The Year 7 students had arrived from Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College, Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School, Manning Valley Anglican College and Scone Grammar School for three hours of...

St Matthew’s Georgetown viewed the Psalms from a new angle on Sunday morning! As part of their regular all-ages’ worship service, congregation members got out of their seats and on to the floor, exploring the powerful and often painful emotions expressed in “the Church’s Hymn Book” through a game of Psalm Twister. The coloured circles...

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Churches across Fiji will observe “Break the Silence Sunday” this weekend, as part of a campaign to halt the epidemic of violence against women.

Church leaders from Zimbabwe, central Africa and Europe have been commenting on the on-going political situation in Zimbabwe.

The World Council of Churches will hold an online seminar next Monday – World Children’s Day – on the global campaign for birth registration.

The Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations say that the country is “between a crisis and a kairos” and call for prayer and dialogue.

The President of Ireland has visited Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Errislannan to see for himself the €70,000 damaged caused by vandals.

Work has begun to make the Churches of the Anglican Communion safe places for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Australia’s Parliament has begun the process of legalising same-sex marriage after a resounding “yes” to the proposal in a plebiscite.

,500 raised for Kairos Outside for Women-Hunter

$7,500 has been raised through the Anglican Women’s Thank You Boxes for the Kairos Outside for Women-Hunter weekends over the last year. Their Chaplain, The Revd Jan Deaves, advises that this is enough for 15 women to attend a weekend. Here they can receive support and encouragement in facing the experience of coping when a [...

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MU Quiet Day at Maitland

A Quiet Day has been organised by MU, to which all are welcome, at St Mary’s Anglican Church, 68 Church Street, Maitland, on Wednesday, 18th October. It will commence at 9.30am and finish at 12.

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Spring Celebrations take place around the Diocese

People from the Central Coast Deanery gathered at Holy Family Church, Wyoming. The Ahli Arab Hospital is a haven of peace in the middle of Gaza, one of the world’s most troubled places. A Palestinian territory (41km long x 12km at its widest), with a population of 1.

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Congratulations Bp Kay! First Australian Anglican female Archbishop

Australia has its first female Anglican archbishop with Kay Goldsworthy to lead the church in WA. She was a guest speaker at the recent Anglican Women Australia Conference held in Newcastle. We congratulate her on this next stage of her ministry and wish her all the best.

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2018 Lent Retreats for Women

Anglican Women has again organised the Silent retreats for women which are held each year in Lent. The venue for February 2018 will be the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines, situated on the western shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, between Toronto and Morisset. A spacious, very comfortable, single-level facility, it is surrounded by parks and walkways.

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Anglican Women’s Sunday is held on the last Sunday in July each year. This year it will fall on Sunday 30th July. Its purpose is to celebrate ALL Anglican women across the Diocese and the good work they do on behalf of your parish, the community and the organisations to which they may belong.

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New Dean for Newcastle, & Bp Kay receives award

It has just been announced that: The Revd Canon Katherine Bowyer, Rector of the Parish of Cardiff  since 2013 and Director of Formation, is to be the next Dean of Newcastle! She is the first woman to take this role and also the first to be locally born.

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