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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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Re-Hallowing of the Birdwood Flag Service

On Sunday July 30, Christ Church Cathedral held a special service for re-hallowing the Birdwood Flag. The liturgy celebrated the work of a past parishioner from the Parish of Georgetown, Dora Sparke. Dora Sparke was known as very active member of St Philip’s Waratah in the first half of last century.  Before she died in

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This Week Around the Diocese

Hollywood comes to Anglican Care The team at Anglican Care has a great time shooting the latest Anglican Care television commercial as you can see from the behind the scenes pics. The new advert is all about the range of care and services that Anglican Care provide and how they work in partnership with Seniors

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“Blankets Please”

A mum and her son were driving past the church at Gosford a few weeks ago and saw the sign that said ‘blankets please’ and Carmello, 7, asked his mum, why the church would want blankets. After she explained, that they were for homeless people, Carmello suggested they go buy a couple. Mum had a

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