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Helping in Hard Places Appeal

There was nothing safe about Jesus’ life. It was risky in every way. He was consistently found among people who were on the margins. His ministry of friendship expressed the value and dignity of all. This example continues to inspire those who walk in his path. Many find it hard to accept what Jesus may

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Taree – Rotary Recognises Samaritans Volunteer

The three Rotary clubs in Taree combined recently for a special awards presentation dinner to recognise volunteers in the local community. Awardees represented included, among others, volunteers from RSPCA, Camp Quality, Manning River Men’s Shed, Riding for the Disabled, Volunteer Rescue. The Anglican parish of Taree was very proud to nominate the Rev’d Helen Holliday,

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Lakes Grammar – Edan takes Gold

Edan Shorten knows what it takes to face big challenges. You see, Edan lives with anaphylaxis to eggs, dairy products, tree nuts and peanuts. Even trace amounts of these foods can threaten her life. This condition, however, does not slow her down or stop her from being a champion. This Year 6 student from Lakes

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Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College – Vanuatu Appeal

During March, students from BTAC collected items for distribution on the islands of Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam. The response from the College community was fantastic. The Chapel started filling up fast through the generous donations of students, their families as well as a large donation by the Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College Parents

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Samaritans 2015 Winter Appeal

Early Launch in Response to April’s Natural Disaster Following April’s extreme weather it was with a sense of urgency that Samaritans immediately brought forward the launch of its 2015 Winter Appeal. Samaritans annual Winter Appeal usually launches in May to coincide with the extra demands and needs in the community during the winter months. Each

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AW Annual Service

The Anglican Women’s Annual Service took place on Tuesday June 2 at Christ Church Cathedral. The service was led by Bishop Greg. The guest speakers were two outstanding representatives of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW which will be the focus of the “Thank You Box” giving September 2015/2016. View the full gallery of photos here

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Tri Diocesan Covenant Service of Worship

The Annual Service to celebrate the Tri-Diocesan Covenant took place on Wednesday May 27 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The covenant is between the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. Bishop Greg and Bishop Peter were joined by Bishop Bill Wright from the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese and Bishop

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Redhead: Men’s Shed helps refugees feel at home

Redhead men have acted as would-be surrogate grandfathers for newly arrived refugee families preparing for their first Christmas in Australia. Members of Redhead Men’s Shed spent the four months leading up to Christmas 2014 handcrafting wooden toys for 10 Afghan women who attend weekly English lessons at Penola House and have 14 children among them.

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Thank You Box appeal for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT raises $8,000

The Thank You Box appeal for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT which took place from September 2013 to September 2014 raised $8,000. A cheque was presented to representatives of Guide Dogs in November. William O’Neil and O&M Instructor Rebecca Olsen from GD Newcastle Office represented Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. Will proved a most entertaining and inspirational guest at

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