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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: 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...

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.

US bishops have used a full-page advert in the New York Times urging political leaders to retain protections for undocumented child migrants.

The General Synod of the Church of Nigeria has convened in the capital of Rivers State this week, under the theme “Thou shalt not steal”.

Four new bishops have been consecrated in Burundi. Two of them will serve the province’s new dioceses of Rutana and Buhiga.

The changes to church law needed to create a self-determining spiritual community for indigenous Canadian Anglicans could be made in 2019.

More than 225 people have died after a large earthquake struck Mexico; and Caribbean islands are being devastated by Hurricane Maria.

At a pre-conference held 11-15 September in Kenya, representatives from the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches focused on the theme “Dignity and Transforming Discipleship: Implications for African World Mission”.

On 20 September at the United Nations in New York, a treaty to ban nuclear weapons was formally opened for signature. At the time of writing, some 49 states have signed.

On 20 September, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent greetings to the WCC's Jewish partners for Rosh Ha-Shanah and the High Holy Days.

Meeting on 12-15 September in Lisbon, Portugal, the Joint Working Group (JWG) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Roman Catholic Church focused its work on peace-building and the concerns of migrants.

Dr. Emily Welty is an assistant professor in Peace and Justice Studies at Pace University in New York City (USA). She also serves as vice moderator of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs. As an advocate for banning nuclear weapons, Dr Welty is known both for her unwavering belief in a world free from nuclear weapons, and for her strategic thinking toward that goal.

In a 15 September letter to Swedish foreign affairs minister Margot Wallström, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed strong support for religious leaders in Sweden who have requested that Sweden take part in the next step towards entry-into-force for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which opens for signature on 20 September at the United Nations.

Some forty professionals working on ecumenical relations in different member churches in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East as well as North and South America, are currently gathered in Geneva, Switzerland. Their four-day meeting affords them an opportunity to learn about the various WCC programmes as well as from each other.

A QUARTER of all state secondary schools are struggling to meet their legal obligation to teach religious studies, data obtained by the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) has shown. Its analysis of the previously unpub...

DESPITE demanding work that often starts before sunrise and does not finish until late in the evening, clergy report higher levels of well-being than people in other occupations, because they are “filled with purpose”, a seven-year study suggests....

New Archbishop THE 13th Archbishop of Wales, the Most Revd John Davies, Bishop of Swansea & Brecon, has signalled that the Province will continue to develop the vision begun by his predecessor, Dr Barry Morgan. But he says that he hopes to inc...

LONDON has shown “strength and solidarity in the face of adversity” in recent months, and will continue to do so as its people respond to new threats, the Bishop of Kensington, Dr Graham Tomlin, has said in the wake of a bungled terrorist attack i...

MILLIONS of teenagers live in fear that they will become victims of crime — a fear that is affecting their well-being and mental health, the latest Good Childhood report published by the Children’s Society suggests. The report found that one third...

HOSPITAL chaplains who have trained on a new course based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust (GSTT) will complement but not replace those who represent particular religious communities, the C of E’s national adviser on medical ethics and health and...

THE Church of England needs to revisit the 2014 settlement that gave reassurances to the traditionalist minority at the time of the women-bishops vote, Sir Philip Mawer says in a review of the botched nomination of the Rt Revd Philip North to the ...

Tabatha Tyne is a young local artist who is keen to make a difference. Tabatha set about to complete a ‘Youth Communication Card’ project to help support young people who are struggling to express their feelings and ideas. “I have…

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To mark Foster Care Week, we are sharing the stories of some of Samaritans amazing foster carers. Chenoa and her husband first became foster carers when two girls in her prep class were in need of care.  Since then she…

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Sean is a 31 year old who first came into contact with Samaritans when he was leaving prison and needing somewhere to live- Sean found a home and a family at Friendship House. “I was leaving gaol after 11 months…

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Samaritans is calling on the Senate to reject the Government’s proposed welfare changes, likely to result in increased inequality and disadvantage in Australia, and in turn create further poverty. “Measures like the new demerit point system, random drug testing and…

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Samaritans celebrated National Op Shop Week with the opening of new shop in Boolaroo on Friday 1st September. Samaritans has three existing locations in Hamilton, Mayfield, Wallsend and is excited to welcome our fourth store in Boolaroo, located at 1/15 Main…

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Samaritans is hosting a free community expo to help consumers with their energy and water bills. ​Where: Samaritans, CPAC Program room: 198 Vincent st, Cessnock. When: Thursday 14 September, 9am – 3pm. There will be a range of organisations in…

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Best Op Shops in Newcastle August 27th to 2nd September 2017 is the official National Op Shop Week in Australia. It’s a time to celebrate all the fantastic work that goes into making an Op Shop such a valuable part…

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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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1 2 3 4 Belmont High School Chaplain One of the important things we do as a combined Churches group in the area is to support the work of the Oecumenical Chaplain at Belmont High.  One of the key ways we do this is with a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings (twice a year). Saturday the [...]

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Sorry Day May 2017 Honoring Sorry Day, the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Aboriginal Referendum and the beginning of National Reconciliation Week - with the work of dynamic artist Gordon Syron and an address by indigenous theologian Dr Anne Pattel-Gray. Entry is free. Hosted by Hunter Presbytery Social Justice Committee UCA. 5.30pm refreshments 6.30pm Opening [...]

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STANDING TOGETHER WITH THE FIRST PEOPLES OF AUSTRALIA The annual Give Us A Sign campaign emerged out of conversations within the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting Churches in the Hunter and Central Coast as a powerful initiative to highlight social justice issues across the wider community. Previous campaigns have promoted peace and called for greater compassion [...]

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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 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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From The Diocese of Newcastle NSW on Facebook

The team here in the Diocesan Office are busy finalising preparations for the Fifty First Session of the Fifty-Second Synod, to be held tomorrow Saturday 23 September.

A reminder to all Synod Reps that tomorrow is set to be a hot day, with forecasts of up 34°C predicted. Refreshments will
be provided by the Parish of Wallsend, and cool drinks will also be available to purchase on the day. Make sure you bring some spare change and don’t forget your water bottles.

Almighty and everliving God,
give wisdom and understanding,
to the members of the Synod of this Diocese.
Teach them in all things
to seek first your honour and glory.
May they perceive what is right
have courage to pursue it
and grace to accomplish it,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Messy Church at Singleton Anglican Church held a Messy Eucharist on Sunday September 17. The children got to help create and learn about the symbols of the eucharist, then share in the Messy Eucharist. Afterwards they enjoyed a delicious meal together. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Anglican Parish of Cardiff enjoyed a lovely outing to the Potter’s Brewery in the beautiful Hunter Valley region last week. They were given an entertaining brewery tour by head brewer Keith. Wish we were there! ... See MoreSee Less

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On this Day

Peking opera performer
  • 1237 – Henry III of England and Alexander II of Scotland signed the Treaty of York, establishing the Anglo-Scottish border, which mostly remains the same today.
  • 1790 – Peking opera (modern performer pictured) was born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.
  • 1911 – An explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board the French battleship Liberté detonated the forward ammunition magazines and destroyed the ship.
  • 1944 – Second World War: British troops began their withdrawal from the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands, ending the Allies' Operation Market Garden in defeat.
  • 1974 – The first surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament, commonly known as the Tommy John surgery after the first patient, was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe.
Yazid III (d. 744) · Oliver Loving (d. 1867) · Cheryl Tiegs (b. 1947)