Parish of Belmont, Anglican Church Newcastle, NSW Australia


The Rev’d Canon Janet Killen

Janet & GrantI came to the Belmont Anglican Parish after six years of ministry as the Rector in the Beresfield/Thornton Parish; prior to that I was the Assistant Priest at Forster/Tuncurry and at East Maitland. I studied for my Bachelor of Theology through St. Johns Theological College at Morpeth and was ordained in 2002.

I am a member of the 'Society of Catholic Priests' which is an organisation within the Anglican Communion that supports priestly spirituality and formation.

I am also an Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle; occupying the 'Stretch Canonry'. 
[The ‘Stretch Canon’ is named for Bishop Stretch, the 4th Bishop of Newcastle who was installed on June 25th 1906 and was the first Bishop of Newcastle to be Australian born. He held exceptional powers in the Synod and was known as a friendly and happy person. In 1915, after the death of his son in the war and then the death of his wife, the Bishop's health began to decline. Realising that he was no longer capable of his position, he proposed to resign on 30th June 1919, however he died on Easter Eve, 19th April of the same year. (sourced from

Phone 02 4945 9993
Mobile 0408 491 681
Please note: Mondays are the Rector's day of rest - emergencies only please.

Parish Council 2017

The Parish Council meets on a regular basis. They are charged with the temporal affairs of the Parish, including money and use of resources for the life of the Parish Family.


  • Rectors Warden: Alan Booth
  • People's Wardens: Lesley Byrne, Gar Wilcher

Parish Councillors

  • Secretary: Lesley Byrne
  • Treasurer: Bev Young
  • Mission Secretary: Joy Booth
  • Councillors: Ruth McFarlane, Adrian Price

Parish Council meets on the second Tuesday each month

Pewsheet Notices

by Thursday evening please

Sue Gerard4965 9686 

Ministry Team Leaders

The Parish Ministry Team reminds us that we are all called to be engaged in the ministry of the Church. We clearly recognise some aspects of our ministry are conducted by designated people.

Parish Ministry Team 2017

The Rev'd Canon Janet KillenWorship
Social Justice-Samaritans LinkHelen Edwards
Liturgy and Emerging ChurchGrant Killen
Diocesan InternGreg Colby

Presentation Board


  • Bernie Larkin
  • Alan Booth
  • Ruth McFarlane


  • Lesley Byrne
  • Ann Bryce