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Samaritans Emergency Reflief is looking for donations of non-perishable food items as demand is at an all time high for appointments. Can you give them a helping hand? A Small Donation Can Make A Massive Difference Visit Samaritans website for drop off locations: www.samaritans.org.au/service/emergencyrelief Some ideas for donation: NON-PERISHABLE FOOD SUGGESTIONS • Cereal • Long-Life Milk...

The members of the Bishop Nomination Board are working along well together. We meet most weeks, aware of the responsibility to do its work as well as we can on behalf of the Synod. Since we last reported nominations have been received from those who have prayerfully agreed to consent to nomination, and the Board has asked this group of nominees for further information. At our last meeting we also endorsed the material from our working...

Bishop Peter Visits the Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar Bishop Peter visited the Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar on Sunday September 17 to confirm and welcome people into the church. Cardiff Parish Visit Potter’s Brewery The Parish of Cardiff enjoyed a lovely outing to the Potter’s Brewery in the beautiful Hunter Valley region this week....

Anglican Care held a special luncheon to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Hunter Anglican Care Auxiliary on Monday September 4 at Awaba House, Booragul. The luncheon honoured the Anglican Care Auxiliary members, a dynamic group of people have worked tirelessly to raise funds to enhance the lives and wellbeing of Anglican Care’s residents and consumers. The...

Mad Hatters at Anglican Care A fantastic day was held at Anglican Care’s Scenic Lodge, Merewether recently with a Mad Hatters themed event. Games, concerts, dress ups, lovely food and loads of fun were the order of the day with residents having a great time. Congratulations to the staff involved in organising such an amazing...

The Annual Church Crawl for the parishioners of St James Parish, Morpeth was enjoyed in bright sunshine on Saturday 26th August. It is so inspiring to see the many differing ways in which our Christian faith is expressed as a missional Church. The church buildings tell of the history of the times. Some were constructed...

On Friday 25 August more than 80 people from the community gathered in the Parish of Toronto church hall to mark Daffodil Day. Through the use of symbols people were invited to stand in solidarity with those who are grieving the loss of loved ones through cancer, pray for healing for those undergoing treatment, express their...

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The Primate of the Church in Wales, Archbishop John Davies, looks ahead to Primates’ 2017 – and sharing information about developments in lay ministry.

A glossary of some of the archaic words used in the Book of Common Prayer has been produced by the Prayer Book Society.

The multi-million-pound appeal to restore Malta’s Anglican cathedral will receive a boost next week when Prince Charles, pays a visit.

An Anglican church in Sydney is giving local refugees experience of driving on Australia’s roads. 

Archbishop Ng Moon Hing looks ahead to the 2-6 October Primates' Meeting and speaks of the importance of winning souls for the Kingdom. 

A service has been held in Strabane to mark the 130-year presence of the international Anglican mission agency Mothers’ Union in Ireland.

The Anglican Communion News Service is producing a series of short biographies of all of the primates in the run up to next month’s Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury. Every weekday, ACNS will add an extra five – with a small photograph. On ACNS, there will also be a series of videos and blogs from a range of those attending.

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 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, 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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Thanks for the ministry that has been, and looking to the future

The Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston preached at the Annual Anglican Women’s Service held at Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle on 6th June 2017. Women from around the Diocese of Newcastle, as well as many from further afield, attended. This service was part of the Anglican Women Australia Provincial Conference being held at Club Macquarie, Argenton, for [...

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AWA Conference: women challenged – and encouraged

AWA Conference: Anglican women in a time of change ­­‑ looking to the future It was a time of great fellowship, worship and learning as women from various parts of NSW, plus others from further afield, including the US and South Africa, attended the Provincial Anglican Women Australia (AWA) Conference, hosted by AW Newcastle, from [...]

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