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This Week Around the Diocese

An Evening of Celebrations at Anglican Care A wonderful event was held at Bulahdelah Bowling Club last week to celebrate the joining of Great Lakes Aged Care and Anglican Care. The function also celebrated the significant impact Great Lakes Aged Care has had on the local community and recognised those people that have played an

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Parish of Cardiff Farewell Canon Katherine Bowyer

On Sunday 13 August the Parish of Cardiff held a special farewell service to give thanks for the ministry of Canon Katherine Bowyer. Sunday was Canon Katherine’s last day at the Parish of Cardiff, where she has been parish priest for four and half years. Following the service, the parish came together for a morning

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Samaritans donate Tiddalick the Frog book to Cessnock-area schools for NAIDOC Week

This week Samaritans Information and Neighbourhood Centre Cessnock provided a copy of Tiddalick the Frog, plus puppets and resources, to each school in the area. The books were presented to the schools in acknowledgement of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme “Our Languages Matter”. Thank you to The Advertiser Cessnock for your coverage of this story. Schools in

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Clergy Gather for Diocesan Leaders’ Conference

The Diocesan Leaders’ Conference is currently meeting at Potter’s Hotel Brewery Resort, Nulkaba. The conference will take place over Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 August. The main speaker is Bishop Jeffrey Driver, former Archbishop of Adelaide, who is taking the clergy deeper into his reflections from the Convention. Bishop Jeffrey brings to the conference both

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Diocesan Convention 2017

On Saturday 12 August 200 people from the Diocesan community gathered at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College for the Diocesan Convention. As in past years, as people left they spoke of an encouraging and educative day as we explored together what it is to the be the Diocese of Newcastle at this time in our life.

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Picnic Time for Teddy Bears at Belmont

If you went down to All Saint’s Belmont recently, you would have had a big surprise. Because that was the day the Teddy Bears had their picnic. There was lots of marvelous things to eat and wonderful games to play. The Teddy Bears picnic was enjoyed by the many children and the adults who lent

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Update from the Bishop Nomination Board

BISHOP NOMINATION BOARD The Bishop Nomination Board has been working away quietly as we continue to work towards bringing to the Synod a short list of names for its consideration. Board members were thrilled with the Diocesan Consultations and the great response to these.  We papered the Diocesan Office meeting rooms with the sheets from

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All Saint’s Nelson Bay Recognised for Outstanding Contribution

All Saint’s Nelson Bay have been recognised for their outstanding community contribution. The parish received an award for Outstanding Contribution by a School Community Member as part of the Tomaree Education Awards at Tomaree High School. The award recognises the parishes ongoing financial contribution to many aspects of the school including textbooks, student assistance, and

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Samaritans call for non-perishable staples

Samaritans’ Emergency Relief shelves need restocking! They are in desperate need of non-perishable staples. Can you help? Pasta & pasta sauce, cereal, long life milk, tins of soup, two minute noodles, cans of baked beans & spaghetti would really help people in need in our community. Donations can be dropped directly to Samaritans: 36 Warabrook

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This Week Around the Diocese

Parish of Toukley/Budgewoi We decided it would be great for our young people to take on roles and responsibilities in our Sunday service on the 5th Sunday of the month and what a success it was! Our young people range from 2 to 14 years old and they really made the service their own. Welcoming,

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