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Wallsend farewell Canon Sally

On January 29 the Parish of Wallsend farewelled The Reverend Canon Sally Gero at her final service before retirement. “May your retirement be as fruitful as your ministry!”  

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Around the Diocese

Parish of Harrington-Coopernook The parish had an enjoyable time on February 5 as Bishop Peter confirmed Makayla at St Peter’s. Parish of Nelson Bay Some of the young people of the parish of Nelson Bay out and about in the community at the Bunnings BBQ.  Parish of Toronto Tots ‘n’ Tunes got off to a

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Have a look at these fantastic photos of the Blessings of the Backpacks from across our diocese! Parishes including Belmont, Greta/Branxton/Lochinvar, Cardiff, Mt Vincent & Weston, and Nelson Bay held blessings both in and out of the church. Rev’d Brian Ford also headed down to Manning Valley Anglican College to bless the backpacks of the new

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Our Anglican schools welcome new Kindergarten students

Our Anglican schools across the diocese welcomed the Kindergarten students of 2017 earlier this month. Check out these super cute photos from Scone Grammar School, Lakes Grammar and Manning Valley Anglican College. Welcome to our new students! We hope you had a great first day and have settled in.

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BTAC Cambodia Service Trip 2017

In January 2017, eight students from Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College along with Mrs Demmocks, College Librarian, and Mrs Moulds, College Counsellor, ventured off to Cambodia on a Service Trip for three weeks. They started in Phnom Penh, the capital, to learn about some of the Cambodian history and experience the culture. Two sites they visited

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Around the Diocese

Parish of Terrigal The Parish of Terrigal celebrated Australia Day early Parish of Nelson Bay Matt and Jon from Liberty people joined with the Parish of Nelson Bay – the parish and Liberty People are working together to help the people of Vanuatu. “Thanks to All Saints Anglican Church Nelson Bay for their prayer and

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Cooks Hill Cardboard Box Challenge

The Parish of Cooks Hill had a world of fun on Saturday January 21 with their school holiday activity: The Cardboard Box Challenge. The activity provides time for kids to use their imagination, ingenuity and creativity to make a marvelous masterpiece from cardboard boxes.  

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Celebrating Australia Day

By Peter Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer – Samaritans As we approach Australia Day and the many festivities that come with it, we should pause to reflect on the purpose of the celebration. Whilst January 26 represents the landing of the First Fleet which marked the founding of Sydney and the state of NSW, it also marks the

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Are you interested in being a youth mentor?

Samaritans is currently seeking volunteer mentors for Samaritans Student Accommodation Mentor Program. This program is designed specifically to provide the opportunity for each resident at Samaritans Student Accommodation in Wickham to build a relationship with a like-minded mentor who will provide guidance, friendship, advice and motivation. Samaritans are looking for people 30 years of age

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Messy Church 2017

Here are some great tips from CEYMDO Julie Turnbull on Messy Church: Do you want to learn more about Messy Church? Contact CEYMDO – Julie Turnbull Did you know the Messy Church Regional Coordinator for our area is Richard Turnbull? 0413 484 929 or richard@awonnga.com.au Does your Messy Church appear on the Diocesan website? Go to newcastleanglican.org.au Is your

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