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There was no Christmas tree outside Gosford Anglican Church this year. Instead there was an installation of 1,000 teardrops representing the approximate number of men, women and children in Australian Immigration Detention Centres on Manus Island, Nauru and on the mainland. Two asylum seekers Raha and Baran, who cannot use their real names for fear...

Samaritans Christmas Day Lunches hosted in Wyong and Newcastle were a great success! The lunches provided an opportunity for those in the community who may be alone on Christmas, or have no means to celebrate, to enjoy a free lunch, entertainment and company. Guests also enjoyed a visit from Santa and presents kindly donated by...

Christmas Fun at Nelson Bay The team at All Saints, Nelson Bay have been busy this Christmas with a Nativity fancy dress party and a wonderful Christmas lunch with family. Check out all the fabulous photos. Christmas Eve at Gloucester The Parish of Gloucester praised God for a wonderful gathering of over 200 people on...

The Installation and Commissioning of the 14th Bishop of Newcastle, The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, will be held on Friday 2 February 2018 in Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. Bishop Peter Stuart was elected as the 14th Bishop of Newcastle by the Synod of the Diocese of Newcastle at a Special Session of Synod held on Saturday November...

Enjoy Lent Retreats on the shores of Lake Macquarie Anglican Women have 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,...

The Anglican Church of Windale will be holding a Market Morning in the church and church hall beginning at 8am on Saturday March 3, 2018. There will be for sale bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, toys, DVD’s, antiques, fine China and collectables, retro and vintage clothing, plus handbags, shoes and accessories. You will also find furniture, records,...

The annual Diocesan Men’s Weekend is back again in 2018. Early stage planning has commenced for the event which will take place at Tahlee from May 18-20, 2018. The theme for this year’s event will be Ecclesiastes: Living in the Real World, and the main speaker will be Archdeacon Arthur Copeman. Other speakers have yet to be...

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Four Anglican Communion primates have been invited to attend next month’s meeting of the Church of England’s General Synod in London.

A major review of the governance of the 42 cathedrals in England has recommended a change in the law to improve their governance.

Bishop Philip Huggins says the church should do more to support the South Sudanese migrant and refugee community in Victoria state.

Two English cathedrals have been shortlisted as contenders to host an out-of-this-world exhibition of a Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft.

Lambeth Palace will host an event during the Season of Creation in the Autumn showcasing Anglican primates’ views on the environment.

The Bishop of Shyira, Dr Laurent Mbanda, has been elected as the next Archbishop of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda.

The environment was discussed by 100 young Anglicans from Angola as they considered how to connect spirituality and practical life.

Not too late for Retreats!

Registrations for the two silent Lent retreats for women, to be held at the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines on Lake Macquarie, are coming in well. We can confirm that both the Weekend (16-18th February) and the weekday (20-22nd February) will be going ahead. There is still room for a few more people if you [...

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TOUCHING CHRIST’S WOUNDS Sermon presented by The Revd Dr Barbara Howard at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, on the 25th Anniversary of Women’s Priesting in the Diocese of Newcastle: ‘Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side.

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,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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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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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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