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Sunday July 16 was Sea Sunday – an opportunity to remember the 1.5 million seafarers around the world who make possible the transportation of nearly everything we use. Some of our parishes got involved in Sea Sunday! Fr Peter Middleton of Mission To Seafarers was the very first guest speaker at Messy Mass at the Parish of Branxton Greta...

Keble Celebration at the Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral held a Keble Celebration on July 13. Bishop Peter presided at the celebrated Eucharist and Scott Cowdell (Canon, Prof and Dr!) preached at the Eucharist and spoke at the dinner to follow. Mass & Meal at Cardiff The Parish of Cardiff held another great Mass & Meal night,...

Samaritans is urgently seeking donations of pre-loved clothes, linen, bric-a-brac and more to their Retail Shops. There is a particular need for winter jackets and warm clothes. Please give what you can to support people in need in our community. Donations can be dropped directly to Samaritans stores in Hamilton, Mayfield and Wallsend, or to...

The Anglican Church of Windale will be holding a Market Morning in the church and church hall beginning at 8am. There will be for sale: Bric-a-Brac, Books, Jewellery, Toys, DVD’s, fine china and collectables, retro and vintage clothing. Plus handbags, shoes and accessories, furniture, records, linen. Hand made craft items for sale. The Op Shop will...

Samaritans has launched a new digital resource for young people to be a voice against abuse, identify abuse when it occurs and know where to go to seek help.  The ‘Oi’ App will help raise awareness and drive much-needed conversation around the issue of domestic and family violence. Samaritans has worked closely with their youth services teams to...

The Acting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, is pleased to announce that Mr Stephen Phillips has been appointed as the Diocesan Chief Executive. Dr Stuart said, “I am excited that we have someone with Stephen’s breadth of experience and Christian commitment joining the Diocesan leadership. Stephen will be responsible for leading the financial and administrative work of the Anglican Diocese...

On Friday 30th June 2017, in Christ Church Cathedral, Amanda Brockwell, Greg Colby, Melinda McMahon, and Helen Quinn were ordained Deacon. Photos thanks to Grant Killen.  

Teenagers from five schools in northern England have just arrived home after a pilgrimage with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, to Taize in France. 

The Anglican church in South Sudan has enthroned its first Archbishop for one of its eight internal provinces created in Nov 2013.    

The Anglican Centre in Rome is seeking a theologically able, experienced priest with an aptitude for new technology to succeed the Revd Marcus Walker with effect from 1 March 2018.

More than 10 months after a group of young women began living with members of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD)in Toronto, the inaugural Companions on the Way programme is drawing to a close—an experience that left a major impact on sisters and companions alike.

Tributes have been flowing in to the Anglican Communion Office in London for Christine Codner, who has retired as Executive Officer after more than three decades.

There are pilgrims who visit sacred places and imagine what they were like in Jesus's time -  and then there are pilgrims who get to really see what it means to follow the footsteps of Christ and be transformed by His ministry at work, today. 

More than 500 people packed into Llandaff Cathedral in Wales at the weekend to welcome their new bishop at her enthronement service.

The International Reference Group (IRG) of the Ecumenical Water Network (EWN), the water justice initiative of the World Council of Churches (WCC) held its annual meeting in Malawi as the UN revealed that 2.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water.

Working with boys and men is critical to the success of the UNAIDS Fast Track agenda, said Pierre Somse, UNAIDS senior advisor for Fast Track Innovation, speaking at a symposium in Harare, Zimbabwe.

On 18-19 July, 35 young leaders from 14 countries across Asia – part of the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Youth in Asia Training in Religious Amity (YATRA) – travelled to the Indonesian city of Bandung to meet with faith leaders and young activists engaged in interreligious dialogue and work.

More than 130 theological educators from southern Africa met at the Association of Theological Institutions in Southern Africa Conference at the University of Zimbabwe, 18-22 July.

The untold stories and neglected potential of women of African descent were in focus at a seminar organized earlier this month by the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN), at the WCC's Ecumenical Institute Bossey. This interview with Dr Kimberly M. Lymore is the first in a series featuring insights by some of the participants.

After 50 years of occupation, Palestinians in the Holy Land haven’t given up their hopes for freedom. Still, Palestinians – and many Israelis as well – hope. They hope that a nonviolent solution to the conflict will come, and that both peoples eventually will live together in peace and reconciliation.

On 13 August, churches across the world are invited to show solidarity with Korean churches by joining a “Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula.”

THE Church of England must start considering the implications of artificial intelligence now, two bishops who are leading the Church’s engagement with the rapidly developing technology have said. The Bishop of Oxford, Dr Steven Croft, has joined t...

A GROUP of disaffected conservative Evangelicals has expressed a wish for an alternative Anglican structure in Britain. In a statement issued last week, the group — of which several members no longer belong to the C of E — expresses dismay at rece...

NEARLY half the children fed by foodbanks are in primary school, and demand for emergency food parcels rises during the summer holidays, when children can no longer get free school meals, statistics indicate. The UK’s largest provider of foodbanks...

RISING rates of evictions are evidence that the lower end of the housing market is “dysfunctional”, with the balance of power in favour of the landlord, concludes a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report Poverty, Evictions and Forc...

THE next chief executive of USPG is to be the Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge, the Revd Duncan Dormor. This week he said that he had long admired the way in which the charity “acts in solidarity to empower local churches across the globe in w...

TWO survivors of sexual abuse in the Church of England have demanded that the Church overhaul its process for handling abuse claims, and have criticised its relationship with its insurer, Ecclesiastical. The survivors say that they were treated po...

CLOSURES of remote rural schools were “inextricably linked” with the survival of rural communities, both of which needed long-term solutions, the chief education officer of the Church of England, the Revd Nigel Genders, has warned. His comments ca...

Following the huge success of ‘TasteFest on the Manning’, Samaritans was the grateful recipient of support from the Taree Lions Club, with over $10,000 worth of plumbing, blinds and more to transform the local women and children’s refuge. “Samaritans Taree…

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CEO of Samaritans, Peter Gardiner is calling on the Hunter community to support the Samaritans Winter Appeal and help address the invisible crisis of youth homelessness. “There has been significant media coverage and community conversation around Australia’s homelessness crisis recently-…

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Samaritans has launched a new digital resource for young people to be a voice against abuse, identify abuse when it occurs and know where to go to seek help.  The ‘Oi’ App will help raise awareness and drive much-needed conversation around…

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Enjoy a night out in Newcastle and be our guest at the charity opening of Les Miserables. Based on one of the greatest novels on the 19th century, you don’t want to miss out on this musical extraordinaire presented by Metropolitan Players…

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In mid 2016, the ABC network began broadcasting a series of web-based episodes via iView, titled “You Can’t Ask That”. The interviewees respond candidly to questions anonymously submitted online from the Australian public, with each episode themed around members of…

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What are youth services? Youth services include any service designed to help the youth in Australia (or worldwide). Youth are generally defined as anyone between the ages of 12 and 25. Youth services can come in the form of anything…

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Samaritans Community Amphetamine Treatment program has been hailed a success. The program, which started 6 months ago, is run by Samaritans Recovery Point service and offers support to people with drug addiction coming out of prison and rehabilitation centers. The…

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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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39 Articles Article 6 Article 6 tells us that all thing necessary for salvation is contained in scripture and what cannot be attested to by scripture cannot be required of anybody to believed as an article of faith. Further it lists the 39 Books of the Old Testament, and then the books referred to as [...]

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The first week of September always sees the Spring Celebrations organised by Anglican Women in the various Deaneries of the Diocese of Newcastle for everyone who would like to come. This year the guest speaker will be Brian Holmes from Anglican Overseas Aid, which will be the recipients of the next Thank You Box collection (Sep. [...

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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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AW Service, 6 June 2017

On 6th June 2017 women from around the Diocese of Newcastle – from the Upper Hunter, the Manning in the north to the Central Coast in the south – gathered at the Cathedral to celebrate the Ministry of ALL women, lay and ordained. This year the service took part in the wider context of the [...]

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[Photos – with thanks to Grant Killen] On the 3rd June 2017, a special Service was held at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, to mark the 30th anniversary of women in the Diocese of Newcastle. It also sought to place this in the context of the wider ministry of women, both lay and ordained, over a [...]

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Samaritans is urgently seeking donations of pre-loved clothes, linen, bric-a-brac and more to their Retail Shops.

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  • 1794 – French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, architects of the Reign of Terror, were executed after having been arrested the previous day.
  • 1821 – Peruvian War of Independence: Argentine general José de San Martín declared the independence of Peru from Spain.
  • 1939 – During an excavation of a ship burial at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England, archæologists discovered a helmet (pictured) likely belonging to King Rædwald of East Anglia.
  • 1995 – Two followers of Rajneesh were convicted for the attempted assassination of the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.
  • 2010 – In the deadliest air accident in Pakistan's history, Airblue Flight 202 crashed into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, killing all 152 aboard.
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