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Are you a carer of an older person? If yes, Anglican Care are offering free respite for a limited time at one of their spacious homes set in the beautiful town of Bulahdelah. Whilst staying with us, our respite residents are able to enjoy the provision of 24/7 care and meals prepared by our onsite...

Bishop Peter visits Woy Woy Seven of the Parish of Woy Woy kids were presented as communicant members of the Anglican Church, and two were also baptised, when Bishop Peter visited the church last week. Messy Church at Kotara A sweetener for the teaching of the prodigal son at Messy Church at the Church of...

Dear sisters and brothers, I am delighted to inform you that the Diocesan Council has concurred with my nomination of the Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston to become the Assistant Bishop (Inland Episcopate) to exercise episcopal ministry in the Upper Hunter, Maitland and Paterson Deaneries as well as working closely with the Diocesan Ministry Council. I...

The Installation and Commissioning of The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart took place on Friday 2 February 2018 in Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. As dusk settled over the City of Newcastle, guests from far and wide to celebrate our new Bishop. It was a full congregation as bishops from the Northern Territory to Tasmania gathered at...

Chinese New Year celebrations will return in style to Newcastle Foreshore next month with the Light Up Newcastle lantern walk set to be the feature of an afternoon full of cultural festivities. Launched on Tuesday at the Newcastle Maritime Museum, the February 24 walk will be supporting the Mission to Seafarers, which operates a centre in Wickham for maritime...

Breeze Summer Club Shenanigans The Breeze Summer Club at St Paul’s, Stockton was a huge success, with kids and kids at heart enjoying singing, dancing, plays, craft, lego and more. Back to School at Manning Valley Anglican College The Manning Valley Anglican College Year 7 Orientation Day was held at St John’s, Taree on Monday....

A new billboard at the north end of Wyong has had a few heads turning this last week. Jesus the Game Changer has appeared on a billboard at the roundabout where the Pacific Hwy turns right across the railway line at Watanobbi. Jesus the Game Changer shares how the life and teaching of Jesus changed...

The provincial secretary of the Church of Nigeria has hit back at accusations of corruption in the selection of the next Bishop of Lagos.

An organisation campaigning for the right of asylum seekers to cook their own food is running a café in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral.

Services of lamentation are being planned at churches across the US after 17 people students and staff were killed at a Florida high school.

Anglican provinces around the world have responded positively to Pope Francis’ call for an ecumenical day of prayer and fasting for peace.

Bishop Maimbo Mndolwa of the Diocese of Tanga has been elected as the next Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania.

In an interview with the Church Times, Archbishop Justin says the Anglican Communion is in “a better place” than it was five years ago.

A “myth-busting” Bible study has been published by CMS in response to a survey showing why Christians don't get involved in mission.

On 23 February Pope Francis has called for a worldwide day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan and The Democratic Republic of Congo; two countries plagued by conflict, unrest and famine. The call is heeded by the World Council of Churches and all are encouraged to join in the prayer.

The WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2016 has gone to the documentary film Cahier africain directed by Heidi Specogna, who was recognized at an awards ceremony on 19 February in Berlin.

During a visit to the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva on 16 February, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke on an “ecumenism of action” as he also congratulated the WCC on its 70th anniversary.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will participate in a day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo on 23 February. Pope Francis called for the day in response to the ongoing social-political tension and violence in the two nations.

A delegation from the Oikotree movement travelled to Colombia from 2 to 5 February. Oikotree is a faith-based network initiated by the WCC, World Communion of Reformed Churches, and Council of World Mission that seeks to promote justice in the economy and ecology.

Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity) 2018, an inter-religious training programme of the WCC. The intensive training course, held annually since 2014, seeks to enable young Christian leaders from Asian churches to contribute towards the building up of just, harmonious and peaceable communities by equipping them for ministries of justice and peace from an inter-religious perspective.

Speaking in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit addressed the End Violence Solutions Summit, part of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. “On behalf of the WCC, I am very pleased to announce that we commit to supporting our 348 member churches in their efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children," said Tveit.

RURAL church towers and spires used to help bring superfast broadband to an area could reap financial rewards for their PCCs, after a new accord with the Government. It was announced on Sunday that the Church of England’s national church instituti...

THE UK is at a political and moral tipping-point, the Archbishop of Canterbury argues in a new book, to be published next month. His book, Reimagining Britain: Foundations of hope will be published by Bloomsbury on 8 March. Archbishop Welby said l...

GIVING up sweet treats and alcohol has become part of modern “fasting” during Lent — with the added benefit of reducing waistlines. But one theologian is urging people to reduce environmental waste, instead, by ditching plastic for the 40 days. T...

THE Anglican mission agency and publishing house the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) announced a growth in UK and overseas sales this week as it spoke of a new vision and an initiative to publish the work of African theologians in...

RELIGIOUS leaders have called on the Government to stop the indefinite detention of immigrants, which they describe as “unjust, ineffective and inhumane”. Senior representatives from the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the Muslim Cou...

A CHRISTIAN charity, Safe Families for Children, was celebrating love on St Valentine’s Day — but not of the romantic kind: five years ago, on 14 February, its first volunteers signed up to support vulnerable families and children. Safe Families f...

A GRASSY mound in a Derbyshire vicarage garden could be the first tangible evidence of a Viking army that wreaked havoc through ninth-century England. Re-examination of 264 skeletons found at the site at St Wystan’s, Repton, during the 1970s and ’...

Samaritans Early Childhood Team’s philosophy is supported by the Early Years Learning Framework helping children to develop lifelong skills for ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’ in our community. As defined in mychild.gov.au, ‘The Early Years Learning Framework has a strong emphasis…

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Samaritans Taree Women and Children’s Refuge will this week host a morning tea to thank generous community partners for their contributions and efforts in giving the Refuge a fresh look for the new year. “The local community have always provided…

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This February, Samaritans will launch a 14-week program to help people of the Hunter to combat the clutter. Since 2013, hoarding has been formally recognised as a medical disorder which has sometimes disastrous impacts on the hoarders emotional, social and…

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Samaritans Retail Coordinator, Pauline Sellers has been working at Samaritans Shops for eight years and in that time she has seen a significant shift in the purpose and perception of op-shops. She explains that while the shops were once primarily…

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As part of the It’s in the Bag campaign supported by Share the Dignity and Wings and Strings, Samaritans recently hosted an afternoon tea at the Hamilton South NSW Housing estate. The campaign sees people in the community fill handbags with…

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Tickets are now on sale for the Family Finding Boot Camp “It takes a village” 5-8 March 2018 Costs: $520pp + GST Where: NEX, Wests Newcastle TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE: </di Family Finding Family Finding is a practice developed by…

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Samaritans Christmas Day Lunches, hosted in Wyong and Newcastle were a great success!  It 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…

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Our brothers and sisters in faith from the St Francis Xavier, Belmont presented us with a contemporary icon of All Saints on our Feast of Title 2017. The gift marks a bond between our two congregations, and as a sign of thanks for the use of our Church building during the period when they constructed [...]

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Oriental Orthodox - Anglican Dialogue Last week (26 October) a new Agreed Statement between the Anglican Communion and the Oriental Orthodox was released. As agreed statements go it is relatively short and quite readable. You can open it in the button below, or the conclusion is copied to the right. This is an ongoing discussion [...]

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Feast of All Saints 2017 Next Sunday, 5th November, 2017 there will be one morning service at 9.30am followed by morning tea and lunch in the hall. Guest preacher will be The Rev’d Sarah Plummer (Senior Chaplain- Specialist Commands, NSW Police). The Parish will supply meat for the meal at $5/head. Please bring a salad or [...]

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After the plans and determination of a hardworking group the Op-Shop opened this week. The Op-Shop is in the laneway by the Commonwealth Bank and we invite to come in and have a look around.

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INTERFAITH CONVERSATIONS INTERFAITH CONVERSATIONS ON PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE Pax Christi Australia and the NSW Ecumenical Council invites you to participate in a four-session day to re-invigorate the practice of peace and non-violence in our lives. When: 9.30am on Saturday 12 August 2017 (registration starts at 9.00am) Where: Edmund Rice Centre, 15 Henley Rd, Homebush West (just one minute’s walk [...]

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Opening Plans The planned opening date for the new Op Shop venture is 24 July 2017.   There will be training for volunteers 20 & 21 July 2017.

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Refugee Week Photos 2017 Here are some photos from the Gregson Park event at Hamilton on Saturday 1/7/2017. A wonderful day with hundreds of people present. 

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Unfortunately, we have had to change the date of Retreat 2 – the weekday one, to the following week. So it will be from Tuesday 27 February 4pm to Thursday 1st March 3pm. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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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The Installation and Commissioning of The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart took place on Friday 2 February 2018 in Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. It was a full congregation as bishops from the Northern Territory to Tasmania gathered at Christ Church Cathedral to see Bishop Peter Stuart installed as the 14th Bishop of Newcastle.
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On this Day

Malcolm X
  • 1543 – Led by the Ethiopian Emperor Galawdewos, the combined army of Ethiopian and Portuguese troops defeated a Muslim army led by Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The Confederate Army began an attempt to gain control of the Southwest with a major victory in the Battle of Valverde.
  • 1919 – Bavarian socialist Kurt Eisner, who had organized the German Revolution that overthrew the Wittelsbach monarchy and established Bavaria as a republic, was assassinated.
  • 1958 – British artist Gerald Holtom unveiled a logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament that became internationally recognised as the peace sign.
  • 1965 – Black nationalist Malcolm X (pictured) was assassinated while giving a speech in New York City's Audubon Ballroom.
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