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Give the Gift of Joy 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… You can drop in your un-wrapped gift to the Anglican Diocese Office, 134 King Street Newcastle before Wednesday December 16, 2016. Or download

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Messy Gathering at Toronto

On Saturday 14th November, CEY Ministries held a Messy Church Gathering in Toronto.  The Messy Church leaders around the diocese had not met together as a group since Lucy Moore held two Messy Conferences in the Diocese in 2012.  The idea behind this day was twofold, firstly as a way of sharing information, stories and

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Activism to Stop Violence against Women

White Ribbon Day (25 November)  signals the start of the 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women, which ends on Human Rights Day (December 10). In Synod, a motion and presentation was passed on Domestic and Family Violence. Since Synod the number has risen from 72 to 78 Women dead through Domestic and

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ABM: Celebrating Christmas in Kenya

ABM’s 2015 Christmas Appeal focuses on the Children’s Education program in Kenya and the Evangelism and Christian education project in the Philippines. ABM asked staff from our partner in Kenya to share both Anglican and national Christmas traditions. In Kenya preparations for Christmas start with nativity programs in the weeks of Advent and the main

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Candles lit at Cathedral for Paris

Candles were lit at Christ Church Cathedral in prayer for the people of Paris in the wake of the terrorist attack. Worshippers lit candles as part of the evening service on Sunday 15 November while the choir sang Durufle’s Lord’s Prayer in French. The Dean of the Cathedral, Fr Stephen Williams, says “That people of

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Samaritans Launch Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal 2015 Launch Samaritans Christmas Appeal 2015 has kicked off with a great start! Samaritans are so thankful to those who have already donated and to individuals stepping forward to volunteer. Each year the Christmas Appeal raises over $100,000 to bring joy to local families and individuals in need. The annual Christmas Lunch in

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Taking a stance against domestic violence

Samaritans is taking active and effective steps forward to end violence against women by becoming an accredited White Ribbon Workplace. Senior male staff have embraced Samaritans stance against domestic violence by becoming White Ribbon Ambassadors. Samaritans Director of Community Services and White Ribbon Ambassador, Rob Dawson, is horrified by statistics that show one woman a

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Anglican Care CEO, Colin Osborne, takes out National Award

In some exciting news, our CEO, Colin Osborne, has recently been announced as the ‘Most Outstanding Chief Executive Officer in the Care Sector in Australasia in 2015’ at the Australasian Over 50s Housing Awards 2015. The awards celebrate and reward excellence in the over 50s housing sector throughout Australia and New Zealand. The philosophy behind

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The Second Session of the Fifty-First Synod

The Second Session of the Fifty-First Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle took place over the weekend October 23-24 at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College. To read Bishop Greg Thompson’s Charge to Synod, and the Response to the Bishop, visit the Bishop’s Writings page.

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Weekend of Prayer for SRE a Success

October 17 and 18 was the Weekend of Prayer for SRE. Hunter SRE joined together with Hunter Prayer Connection at Belair Baptist Church to have a Day of Prayer on Saturday October 17. A number of SRE teachers and supporters came during the day to pray for SRE teachers, and schools across the Hunter. Some

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