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Recognising White Ribbon Day

Last week Samaritans raised the flag for White Ribbon at their head office in Warabrook. White Ribbon Day was held on Saturday November 25 to recognise the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Samaritans is committed to STAND UP and SPEAK OUT against violence. Samaritans staff also attended the White Ribbon breakfast in Newcastle on

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This Week Around the Diocese

Students pray for our new Bishop-elect Students Harmony, Harper and Gregorio from Manning Valley Anglican College led prayers for the new Bishop-elect, Bishop Peter Stuart, at the outdoor Primary Chapel this week. Cathedral welcomes new Bishop-elect Christ Church Cathedral welcome Bishop Peter as the Bishop-elect on Sunday morning. Bishop Peter is pictured welcoming Pippa a companion

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An Update from the Bishop Nomination Board

This coming weekend the Synod of the Diocese will gather for the purpose of electing its new Diocesan Bishop. The Synod will be using the new process passed in at the May Synod, by which the Board, having received nominations from Synod members, now presents a short list of those nominees to the Synod for

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Are you interested in volunteering with the Mission to Seafarers?

Newcastle Mission to Seafarers invites you to attend a Ship Visitors Course. What is it? Introduction to Seafarers’ welfare issues and personal safety in port facilities and onboard ships as well as maritime terminology, maritime organisations, ship types, shipboard routines and protocols. All are welcome. For more info Ph: 4961 5007 Cost: $30 Includes lunch. Date: November

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Samaritans: How will you take a stand this White Ribbon Day?

By Peter Gardiner Samaritans Chief Executive Officer White Ribbon Day on the 25th of November presents a powerful opportunity to raise awareness of men’s violence against women and to reflect on how we can do better as individuals and a community to combat this abhorrent behaviour that is devastating our nation. Men’s violence against women is a

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This Week Around the Diocese

Messy Church at Toronto The Parish of Toronto held Messy Church this week with the theme Bible Seasides, so naturally they had a picnic by the pool! Thanksgiving at Branxton Greta Lochinvar The Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar had a great morning on Sunday celebrating with thanks all the things God has given us. Family

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Commissioning of Rev’d Peter Adkins

On the evening of 7th November the Reverend Peter Adkins was commissioned as Rector of Bulahdelah / Tea Gardens Parish. The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart, Bishop Administrator, officiated at the service. It has been a long and patient wait for the parish of over 2 years and we give thanks to God for the

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Give the gift of joy to local children in need this Christmas

Donate a gift to the Samaritans Christmas Warehouse and give joy to someone in need this Christmas. A small donation of food, cash or gifts this Christmas can make a massive difference. The Diocesan office will have a Christmas Giving Tree again in 2017. You can drop in your unwrapped gift to the Anglican Diocese Office, 134 King Street Newcastle before Friday December 15,  2017.

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This Week Around the Diocese

Melbourne Cup at Nelson Bay The lovely ladies of All Saints looked glamorous for Melbourne Cup at The Point Restaurant on Tuesday. Anglican Care Come Together for Melbourne Cup Lovely pics from last week’s Melbourne Cup celebrations at Anglican Care. Bulahdelah & Tea Gardens Farewell The Rev’d Denis Kirkaldy farewell from the Parish of Bulahdelah

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St Pauls Church Kincumber Celebrates 175th anniversary

The 175th anniversary of the completion of heritage listed St Pauls was marked with an open day on October 28 which kicked off with a re-enactment of an 1800s clergyman riding his horse from Frost Reserve to the church. Approximately 300 people visited the site from around the community to mark this hallmark occasion. A

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