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Bishop Nomination Board

The Board elected by Synod to guide the process as Synod elects a new Bishop of Newcastle has met. At the start of our overnight Retreat, Bishop Peter Stuart outlined our task and encouraged us. Before Bishop Peter left us, the Board elected Archdeacon Sonia Roulston as its chair, and Ms Katherine Lindsay as deputy.

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St Peter’s Anglican Church raises money to buy backpacks for Syrian refugee students

Twenty Hunter refugee students will be more comfortable at school thanks to St Peter’s Anglican Church at East Maitland. The parish pooled their funds to buy backpacks for 14 primary school students and six high schoolers who fled war-torn Syria and settled in the Hunter Region. The church formed a partnership with language education provider Navitas, which helps

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Gallery: Anglican Women’s Australia Conference

The Anglican Women of the Diocese of Newcastle were hosts for the 2017 Bi-annual Provincial Conference of AWA. Anglican women from many dioceses in Australia, including some from overseas, attended the conference which was held at Club Macquarie during June 5-8. The theme of the conference was Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Women.  

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Renewal of Wedding Vows

Robyn and Fr Ian Talbot recently renewed their wedding vows at a Service of Thanksgiving and Renewal of Wedding Vows at St Matthew’s Church, Georgetown. The service was held on the occasion of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on Friday 16 June 2017. Robyn and Fr Ian Talbot would have been one of the first couples married in the recently opened

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Anglican Care Sweeps Awards Pool!

Anglican Care’s dedication to innovation and collaboration has been recognised by three separate industry awards after they were announced as finalists in the 2017 Hunter Region Training Awards, the 2017 Aged & Community Services Awards and the 2017 Australian HR Awards. Anglican Care’s CEO, Mr Colin Osborne said the awards were fabulous recognition for the

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This Week Around The Diocese

Guys and Guitars at Nelson Bay Some great photos of guys and their guitars at All Saints, Anna Bay. Tower Tour at Christ Church Cathedral Great photos on Cathedral Tower on Sunday 28 May 2017 following its rededication and official reopening. Pictured L-R: David Compton (Project manager), Bill Jordan (Heritage engineer) His Excellency the Governor,

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Reverend Frank Duffy receives OAM

It was for his work with veterans that Frank Duffy was made a deacon of the Anglican church, and why he has been awarded an Order of Australia medal in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours. Reverend Duffy said he was “chuffed” to receive an OAM for his service to veterans, their families and community but

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This Week Around The Diocese

  Samaritans Headspace Maitland has welcomed its newest member to the team, 16 week old Melash! Melash is currently in training to become an accredited therapy dog and will work with Samaritans at the headspace centre to make sure the young people that visit headspace are comfortable. Melash is currently in intense training and makes frequent

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Historic Election of New Dean of Newcastle

The Acting-Bishop of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, is delighted to advise that the Reverend Canon Katherine Bowyer has been elected to be the next Dean of Newcastle. Bishop Stuart said, ‘Katherine will be the first woman Dean for Christ Church Cathedral and she is the first person born in the Diocese to become the Dean. ‘I was

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