Anglican Women celebrate
A beautiful, clear winter’s day, despite the chill, attracted women from throughout the Diocese of Newcastle to Christ Church Cathedral on June 2. Bishop Greg Thompson celebrated and preached, thanking Anglican Women for the support they are giving to the current Thank You Box project. During the service Bishop Greg commissioned the new Diocesan President, Marion Willey, and the current Executive.
Guest speakers came from Alzheimers Australia. CEO, the Hon. John Watson spoke on the various forms of Dementia, which include Alzheimers, giving some very thought provoking figures. The second speaker was Jacqui Louez, a young woman who works in the entertainment industry and whose father died a few years ago after an 11 year battle with Alzheimers. Her story was a very poignant one, as she spoke of her “darling dad”, the effects on him, her mother who was his carer and herself.