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Bishop Tyrrell Students Competing on the Global Sports Stage

Students at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College enjoy many sporting opportunities at both regional level and weekly Club level in local Newcastle Junior competitions. Recently, the exploits of two Secondary students highlighted the sporting achievements of students at the College. Year 12 student, Maddison Elliott, has already represented Australia on multiple occasions, including the 2012 London

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Lakes Grammar: “Positive Teacher of the Year”

It is a pleasure to report that Mr Ralph Johns has been awarded “NSW Positive Teacher of the Year” for 2016 by the Positive Schools Institute. Ralph was nominated by a member of the school community and was subsequently selected for this honour by a panel comprised of members of the Principals Australia Institute, Geelong

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Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade

Eighty people enjoyed a display of wedding gowns at the Anglican Church of Branxton Greta Lochinvar’s bridal parade on Saturday, May 28. Despite trying weather conditions, many still turned up to St John The Divine Church, Branxton to watch the event. The parade featured gowns dating back to the 1940’s, many of which were loaned by parishioners, the community, and from the Anglican

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East Maitland parish Winter appeal

The Anglican Parish of East Maitland are seeking donations of blankets, rugs and warm clothing for those in need this winter. The parish is also calling for food items for Winter including cans of soup, packets of pasta with sauce, instant noodles, rolled oats and tins of stew. Donations can be left in the baskets at the back

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CEY MDO attends first International Messy Church Conference in the UK

During the 16-18th May, the Rev’d Julie Turnbull, rector at Toronto and CEY Ministry Development Officer, and Richard Turnbull attended the first International Messy Church Conference in the UK. The aim of the conference was to celebrating and learning with the worldwide family of Messy Church. They were treated to a special welcome by Archbishop Justin Welby. You

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Watch ABC Compass series Prison Chaplains Part 3

On Sunday May 29 the final instalment of the ABC Compass series was aired featuring Chaplain Rev’d Dr Kim Miller. The episode looks into Rev’d Kim’s role at Friendship House, a Samaritans initiative that helps newly released prisoners re-enter society, as well as the stories of Gary and Jeremy, once repeat offenders, reveal how the

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Reconciliation Week 2016

Working towards Reconciliation By Peter Gardiner CEO, Samaritans The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation envisions “a united Australia which respects this land of ours, values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and provides justice and equality for all.” This is something we should all strive to achieve. The Federal Government must actively support this vision

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Samaritans Winter Appeal

You can make a difference… By Peter Gardiner Chief Executive Officer, Samaritans Samaritans supported Declan* to get his life back on track after experiencing homelessness at the age of 17. (See his full story to the right.) He is now enrolled at University and hopes to become a social worker so that he can help make

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