This Week Around the Diocese

Families Share the Joy of Music at Cessnock St John’s, Cessnock have been having a joyful time with their interactive Mainly Music program. Laughter Erupts from Messy Church The kids at All Saints, Singleton had a great time listening to the story of John the Baptist at Messy Church this week. Here are some photos

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Update from the Bishop Nomination Board

Please continue to pray for a new Bishop to the Diocese as we seek to listen for God’s call amongst those being nominated. Synod members are reminded that any member of Synod may nominate a person to the Board for further discernment work.  NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON MONDAY AUGUST 28. Please be prayerful as you consider

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Diocesan Leaders’ Conference Thought-Provoking and Encouraging

The Diocesan Leader’s Conference this year was a friendly gathering of Rectors, chaplains and formation students.  Bishop Jeffrey Driver led the group in thought provoking and encouraging reflections on trauma, and on remembering into our future – being who are called to be today.  In his last address, which stirred us forward he spoke of

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This Week Around the Diocese

An Evening of Celebrations at Anglican Care A wonderful event was held at Bulahdelah Bowling Club last week to celebrate the joining of Great Lakes Aged Care and Anglican Care. The function also celebrated the significant impact Great Lakes Aged Care has had on the local community and recognised those people that have played an

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Parish of Cardiff Farewell Canon Katherine Bowyer

On Sunday 13 August the Parish of Cardiff held a special farewell service to give thanks for the ministry of Canon Katherine Bowyer. Sunday was Canon Katherine’s last day at the Parish of Cardiff, where she has been parish priest for four and half years. Following the service, the parish came together for a morning

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Samaritans donate Tiddalick the Frog book to Cessnock-area schools for NAIDOC Week

This week Samaritans Information and Neighbourhood Centre Cessnock provided a copy of Tiddalick the Frog, plus puppets and resources, to each school in the area. The books were presented to the schools in acknowledgement of this year’s NAIDOC Week theme “Our Languages Matter”. Thank you to The Advertiser Cessnock for your coverage of this story. Schools in

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Clergy Gather for Diocesan Leaders’ Conference

The Diocesan Leaders’ Conference is currently meeting at Potter’s Hotel Brewery Resort, Nulkaba. The conference will take place over Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 August. The main speaker is Bishop Jeffrey Driver, former Archbishop of Adelaide, who is taking the clergy deeper into his reflections from the Convention. Bishop Jeffrey brings to the conference both

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Diocesan Convention 2017

On Saturday 12 August 200 people from the Diocesan community gathered at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College for the Diocesan Convention. As in past years, as people left they spoke of an encouraging and educative day as we explored together what it is to the be the Diocese of Newcastle at this time in our life.

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August 25: Toronto Daffodil Day Event

The Anglican Parish of Toronto invite all members of the community to a special Daffodil Day event on August 25. Standing in Solidarity with all whose lives have been touched by cancer. A time for remembering , healing and celebrating. Performances from the U3A Choir will enrich the evening. Supper will be served. Date: Friday 25 August

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August 27: 150th Anniversary of the Parish of Wallsend

In 2017, the Parish of Wallsend are celebrating their 150th Anniversary. Join them for a festive eucharist as they celebrate 150 years of the Anglican Parish of Wallsend. Bishop Peter Stuart Presiding & Preaching. Refreshments to follow. Date: Sunday August 27 Time: 10am Venue: St Luke’s, cnr Metcalfe & Brown Streets Wallsend

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