This Week Around the Diocese

Christmas Cheer at Branxton The Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar delivered a little Christmas cheer this week singing Christmas carols as they walked through Branxton Gardens. Riverbank Service St John’s Raymond Terrace held their annual Riverbank Eucharist last week, organised by the Mothers’ Union. Fr Steve Niland celebrated at the service, followed by a simple “Loaves

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Commissioning of the Rev’d Greg Colby

The Rev’d Greg Colby was commissioned as Priest in Charge at the Parish of Belmont North Redhead on Wednesday December 13. Thank you to Grant Killen for the great photos. Rev’d Greg Celebrate His First Eucharists Rev’d Greg also celebrated his first Eucharists at All Saints Belmont on Sunday 10 December. Photos by Nancy Lott

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Ordinations to the Diaconate and the Priesthood

The Ordinations to the Diaconate and the Priesthood were held at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday December 9, 2017. A full congregation came together to celebrate the Holy Eucharist as the Rev’d Michael Marklew, the Rev’d Amanda Brockwell, the Rev’d Helen Quinn, the Rev’d Greg Colby and the Rev’d Melinda McMahon were ordained to the priesthood and

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Support locals in need this Christmas

Christmas time sees more people needing help from Samaritans’ Emergency Relief services. The Samaritans ER’s are in urgent need of long life milk, pasta sauce, rice/noodles, tinned tuna/salmon/meat, nappies/toiletries, dog and cat food. If you are in a position to give, please drop your donation to one of our offices or ER centres (Warabrook Blvd

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Communities come together for Christmas Carols

All Saints in the Christmas Spirit All Saints, Anna Bay held a wonderful Christmas Market and amazing carols last week! Check out the fabulous photos! Jingle Bells at Scone Grammar Scone Grammar School held a wonderful, bright and happy Carol Service last week. Everyone had their singing voices on, and special mention to the wonderful

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This Week Around the Diocese

Advent Procession at St James’ Morpeth St James’ Morpeth held their annual Advent Procession on Sunday December 3. This is the 17th year that the Advent Procession has been held at St James’, under the musical direction of Margaret Nichol. The St James’ Choir was augmented by people from the local community and other choirs. The service

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End of year celebrations at our Anglican Schools

It is award season at some of our Anglican schools, as Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College (BTAC) and Scone Grammar School (SGS) recognised students at their presentation nights. It was a very special morning at Scone Grammar School at the Kinder to Year 2 Presentation Day. The vocal and musical performances were outstanding and the morning was

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Ordination Journey Begins

On December 9, the Rev’d Michael Marklew, the Rev’d Amanda Brockwell, the Rev’d Helen Quinn, the Rev’d Greg Colby and the Rev’d Melinda McMahon will be ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral. John Quilter will also be made deacon. The Ordinands gathered at Christ Church Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon for a rehearsal with Bishop

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Commissioning of Rev’d Stephen Niland

Raymond Terrace Parish welcomed Father Stephen Niland at a commissioning held on December 4 at St John’s. The appointment will almost be a home coming for Fr Stephen, as they raised their family in East Maitland. He will move into the rectory with wife, Marea. In his posting to Raymond Terrace Fr. Niland hoped to restore

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