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This Week Around the Diocese

Scone Grammar School wraps up 2018 with speech day The Scone Grammar School community gathered on Wednesday for their annual Speech and Presentation Day, marking another year of success both inside and outside the classroom. A year of celebrating amazing achievements on so many levels for students and staff, all along, embracing the 2018 motto ‘Watch

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Ordination to the Priesthood

On Saturday 1 December The Rev’ds Nicole Baldwin, Jacqueline Drewe, Philip Morris and John Quilter were ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral. The Cathedral was full as family, friends, Bishops, clergy and visitors came together to celebrate what was a joy-filled occasion, marking the beginning of the priesthood journey for the ordinands. The Very

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Angel Tree partners with local churches to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to children and families in need

On Christmas Day, thousands of children in Australia open a present from their father or mother or grandparent who is not there – they are in prison. Prison Fellowship are looking to partner with churches in sharing God’s love with families across the Central Coast/Newcastle NSW region this Christmas. Angel Tree is an international ministry

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Samaritans staff and volunteers preparing for Christmas day lunch

Christmas is underway at Samaritans with staff and volunteers busily preparing for the return of Christmas Lunch in Singleton. With the support and generosity of the local parish, volunteers, sponsors and supporters, Christmas Lunch in Singleton will be held at the Senior Citizens Centre from 11am-2pm on Christmas Day. Already on board are Mt Owen

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This Week Around the Diocese

Nativity at Gloucester St Paul’s Gloucester is thankful for the clever people who made this fantastic Nativity scene out the front of the Parish Hall. You can head to Hume St to have a look at stage 1 of the project. End of Year Fun at Wingham The Wingham Church Youth Group gathered at Wingham

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Gingerbread House Making Across the Diocese

Stockton St Paul’s Stockon held a Gingerbread House making event on November 17. It was so much fun they cannot wait for next year. Cooks Hill St John’s, Cooks Hill held their 1st Annual Gingerbread House making event this week. The fun, creative and sugar-filled day was a huge success. Everyone will knead to wait

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Journey to Priesthood

On Saturday 1 December, Nicole Baldwin, Jacqueline Drewe, Philip Morris and John Quilter will be ordained to the priesthood in Christ Church Cathedral at 10am. The Ordinands gathered at Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday for a rehearsal. Please pray for and with them as they prepare for their ordination: Great Shepherd of your people, bless those

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This Week Around the Diocese

Special Nativity performance at Scone Grammar School The Year 1 Gold at Scone Grammar School did a wonderful job in performing “The Nativity” at assembly this week. They had a real baby Jesus (aka baby Maxwell Hunt), two poddy lambs and a fantastic cast of Mary and Joseph, Wise Men, angels and shepherds all sharing

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Update from the Diocesan Office

Supercars – Diocesan Office Closure The Newcastle 500 – Supercars event commences on Friday 23 November 2018, and due to the expected 70,000+ people attending each day; access to the office and car parking will prove difficult; therefore the Diocesan Office will be closed on Friday 23 November 2018. Christmas – Diocesan Office Closure We

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