Climb the Tower at Christ Church Cathedral

Following the special Bicentenary celebrations and tower opening last month, the Christ Church Cathedral tower is now open to visitors. Now that the repairs and upgrades have been be completed the Cathedral is able to able to open the tower to visitors so they can experience the 360 degree views which extend up and down the

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East Maitland Patronal Festival & Episcopal Visit

The Parish of East Maitland were delighted to welcome Bishop Peter Stuart to preside, administer the sacraments and bring his teaching at their Patronal Festival on Sunday 25th June. Bishop Peter baptised and confirmed catechumens, welcomed newcomers into communicant membership of the Anglican Church of Australia, and awarded Royal School of Church Music medals to members

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Bishop Nomination Board

The Board elected by Synod to guide the process as Synod elects a new Bishop of Newcastle has met. At the start of our overnight Retreat, Bishop Peter Stuart outlined our task and encouraged us. Before Bishop Peter left us, the Board elected Archdeacon Sonia Roulston as its chair, and Ms Katherine Lindsay as deputy.

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St Peter’s Anglican Church raises money to buy backpacks for Syrian refugee students

Twenty Hunter refugee students will be more comfortable at school thanks to St Peter’s Anglican Church at East Maitland. The parish pooled their funds to buy backpacks for 14 primary school students and six high schoolers who fled war-torn Syria and settled in the Hunter Region. The church formed a partnership with language education provider Navitas, which helps

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Gallery: Anglican Women’s Australia Conference

The Anglican Women of the Diocese of Newcastle were hosts for the 2017 Bi-annual Provincial Conference of AWA. Anglican women from many dioceses in Australia, including some from overseas, attended the conference which was held at Club Macquarie during June 5-8. The theme of the conference was Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Women.  

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Renewal of Wedding Vows

Robyn and Fr Ian Talbot recently renewed their wedding vows at a Service of Thanksgiving and Renewal of Wedding Vows at St Matthew’s Church, Georgetown. The service was held on the occasion of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on Friday 16 June 2017. Robyn and Fr Ian Talbot would have been one of the first couples married in the recently opened

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Anglican Care Sweeps Awards Pool!

Anglican Care’s dedication to innovation and collaboration has been recognised by three separate industry awards after they were announced as finalists in the 2017 Hunter Region Training Awards, the 2017 Aged & Community Services Awards and the 2017 Australian HR Awards. Anglican Care’s CEO, Mr Colin Osborne said the awards were fabulous recognition for the

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This Week Around The Diocese

Guys and Guitars at Nelson Bay Some great photos of guys and their guitars at All Saints, Anna Bay. Tower Tour at Christ Church Cathedral Great photos on Cathedral Tower on Sunday 28 May 2017 following its rededication and official reopening. Pictured L-R: David Compton (Project manager), Bill Jordan (Heritage engineer) His Excellency the Governor,

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July 2-9: NAIDOC Week

A collection of the events happening in and around Newcastle this NAIDOC Week, 2-9 July 2017. 2 July: Ecumenical Service in Sacred Heart Cathedral 4 July: Westlakes NAIDOC Family Fun Day 4 July: Central Coast NAIDOC Community Day 6 July: 2017 NAIDOC Bowls Day, Carrington 7 July: Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner, New Lambton 8 July: 2017 NAIDOC Family

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July 9: A Prayer Service In The Spirit Of Taize, Toronto

A Prayer Service In The Spirit Of Taize will be held bi-monthly in the Parish of Toronto, beginning on the 9th July at 7pm. The Service includes Scripture Readings, Prayers and, of course, singing based mainly on Taize chants. As Music is an essential aspect of this prayer we invite anyone who would like to contribute

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