Anglican Diocese of Newcastle Appoints New Chief Executive

The Acting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, is pleased to announce that Mr Stephen Phillips has been appointed as the Diocesan Chief Executive. Dr Stuart said, “I am excited that we have someone with Stephen’s breadth of experience and Christian commitment joining the Diocesan leadership. Stephen will be responsible for leading the financial and administrative work of the Anglican Diocese

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Ordinations Deacon 2017

On Friday 30th June 2017, in Christ Church Cathedral, Amanda Brockwell, Greg Colby, Melinda McMahon, and Helen Quinn were ordained Deacon. Photos thanks to Grant Killen.  

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Lambton Parish Playgroup – Twenty Years and Going Strong

Lambton Parish has continued to reach out to the community through a number of activities. One ministry with which they have had a continued presence over 20 years is through their playgroup. Recently the parish, and some very lucky kiddies, were recipients of some new play equipment which was made possible by the Mayfield-Waratah sight

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Refugee Week 2017

The Newcastle Unity in Diversity Festival 2017 was held at Gregson Park, Hamilton on Saturday July 1 to mark the beginning of national Refugee Week. The celebration was a wonderful day to celebrate with the refugee and multicultural community. Hundreds of people there.    

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NAIDOC Week 2017

An interfaith NAIDOC Week celebration was held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday July 2. This year’s theme − ‘Our Languages Matter’ – highlighted the essential role that Indigenous languages play in our cultural identity. The event began with a smoking ceremony in which an Awabakal elder invited people to walk through the smoke as

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Commissioning: Canon Paul John West

The Reverend Canon Paul West has been appointed Rector of the Parish of Maitland. He was commissioned on Tueaday evening, July 4 2017. Photos thanks to Rev’d CanonJanet Killen and Maitland Parish.  

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Ordination Journey Begins

On Friday 30th June 2017, at 7pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Amanda Brockwell, Greg Colby, Melinda McMahon, and Helen Quinn will be ordained Deacon. This afternoon they joined Bishop Peter Stuart, the Very Rev’d Stephen Williams, the Rev’d Canon Katherine Bowyer, and Sue Williams for their Ordination rehearsal. At the conclusion of the rehearsal, Amanda, Greg,

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Diocesan Consultations

As foreshadowed at the recent Synod, the Diocesan community gathered last week to engage in a process of reflecting on our life and ministry as a diocese, both in the present and looking towards the future.  The Reverend Sandy Jones led us in reflecting on the themes of: BUILDING UPON FOUNDATIONS WHERE ARE WE NOW?

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This Week Around the Diocese

Manning Valley Anglican College celebrate Foundation Day The entire college at MVAC came together on June 23 to celebrate Foundation Day. The Rev’d Brian officiated the K-12 Eucharist and they were treated to musical performances from the Infants and Primary Choirs, Chelsea, Faith and Amber, and some of the cast of their upcoming musical. They then

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