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Prayer Service for the Royal Commission

A moving and meaningful Prayer Service for the Royal Commission was held on Sunday July 31 at St Luke’s, Wallsend. The service was a time to pray for survivors, the Royal Commission, the Church, and those who abuse. The congregation was invited to come forward and place a hand upon the stone at the front,

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Country Gospel service held at St Paul’s Stockton

On Sunday July 31, St Paul’s Stockton held a Country Gospel Service where they sang and learnt about Australian gospel songs. They sang songs like I have decided to follow Jesus, Just a closer walk with Thee, and What a friend we have in Jesus. After praise and worship they had a discussion on Aussie Spirituality, followed by

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Encounter Readership Survey

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Bishop Greg shares a message to the Diocesan community

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is holding a public hearing into the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle at Newcastle from Tuesday, 2 August 2016. Bishop Greg Thompson shares a message with the Diocesan community about working together through what will be a confronting time as we face the past to help

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Shaping a Healthy Future – Catherine Govan shares her support

Catherine Govan, a coordinator of ministries with children and families in the Anglican Parish of Nelson Bay and a mother of four children, speaks out about her support of Bishop Greg and the diocesan’s journey to shaping a healthy future to ensure that children can feel safe in our churches again. Shaping a Healthy Future

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Anglican women Annual Service: a time of joy and fellowship

Held at the beautiful, historic St Peter’s Church, East Maitland on June 7, we were made most welcome by the Rector, the Ven. Canon David Battrick. On a day that was fine, though very windy, about 120 people attended from 37 parishes. Bishop Peter Stuart celebrated and preached on the anxiety of searching and the

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Taree: NAIDOC Week Service

A Service of Repentance and Reconciliation was held at St John’s, Taree on Sunday, July 3, marking the beginning of NAIDOC Week. The service was led by The Reverend Chris Beal and Pastor Russell Saunders, a proud Biripi elder preached and shared culture. Members of the parish and the Biripi community enjoyed brunch and fellowship

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