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Give Us A Sign: Standing Together With The First Peoples Of Australia

An ecumenical project in the month of May to stand together with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters, Australia’s First Peoples. The annual Give Us A Sign campaign emerged out of conversations within the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting Churches in the Hunter and Central Coast as a powerful initiative to highlight social justice

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ANZAC Across the Diocese

Scone Grammar School A perfect way for Year 3 students at Scone Grammar School to start Term 2 – in the TTC with Mrs Lambley making ANZAC Cookies. All the students embraced the challenge of working in teams, following a recipe, cleaning up and reaping the final reward of devouring some very nice looking ANZAC

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Around the Diocese

Parish of Bulahdelah & Tea Gardens Sunrise Service on Easter Day On a glorious Easter Sunday morning about 100 people gathered at Hawks Nest beach to celebrate the Risen Christ.  Holiday makers joined local Christians for a service of Holy Communion as the sun rose over the ocean. Preaching on the theme He is not here, He

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Samaritans Celebrates Youth Week

On Monday 10 April, Samaritans celebrated Youth Week with a community event organised in consultation with young people in the Hamilton South area. There was a great turn out from the community with over 150 people attending to enjoy a BBQ, games, workshops, entertainment and cultural activities. Each young person also received a show bag

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Easter Fun

Easter Family Fun at Gloucester The Parish of Gloucester held an Easter Family Fun morning on April 12 to bring the community together over Easter. The Easter Family Fun morning was a great way to celebrate God’s BIG love for us at Easter and connect with families from the community of Gloucester. Children, parents, aunts and

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Easter Around the Diocese

Parish of Belmont Beautiful photos from the Parish of Belmont including the New Fire at All Saints, the Good Friday service, a spectacular Ecumenical service at Redhead Beach, and Easter Sunday photos in the church. Parish of Dungog Amazing photos from the Parish of Dungog – watching through the night on Holy Thursday, followed by

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A blue candle burns for justice in Newcastle Cathedral

On Wednesday March 12th clergy and laity from across the Diocese of Newcastle came together at Christ Church Cathedral to renew their commitment to Christian ministry. The service, led by Bishop Peter Stuart, reflected on the year that has been. He said, “One of the people I have got to know well through the Royal

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Renewal Of Ministry Vows And Chrism Eucharist

On the Wednesday of Holy Week the Diocesan family gathered at the Cathedral to reflect on ministry, renew ministry vows, and bless the holy oils for the coming year.  This is in line with the wider church’s tradition of blessing oils and renewing ordination vows in holy week of each year.  This year’s gathering, while

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Samaritans becomes Hunter’s first White Ribbon Workplace

Samaritans is the first Hunter-based organisation to become a White Ribbon Workplace, after completing a rigorous 18 month accreditation process that affirmed its commitment to preventing violence against women. On April 10 the Samaritans Foundation celebrated their accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace. Samaritans is the only Hunter-based workplace to be accredited by White Ribbon thus

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