This Week Around the Diocese

Christmas Festivities The Christmas festivities have begun at Anglican Care, celebrating their volunteers and staff. Raymond Terrace Carols by Candlelight Carols under, what the National register of tall trees describes as, the tallest Christmas tree in the southern hemisphere has been a tradition in the Old Rectory Grounds at St John’s since the 1960’s. St

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Bishop Peter Stuart Elected 14th Bishop of Newcastle

The Synod of the Diocese of Newcastle has elected Bishop Peter Stuart as the 14th Bishop of Newcastle at a Special Session of Synod held on Saturday November 25, 2017. The new Bishop was elected with a two-thirds majority at what was a very prayerful and positive Synod. Bishop Peter accepted the nomination at the

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Synod Eucharist 2017

The Bishop Election Synod to elect the next bishop of Newcastle diocese began on Friday evening, November 24 2017, with a Solemn Eucharist at Saint Peter’s, East Maitland. President of Synod, Archdeacon Sonia Roulston, lead the service. Photos thanks to Grant Killen.

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Recognising White Ribbon Day

Last week Samaritans raised the flag for White Ribbon at their head office in Warabrook. White Ribbon Day was held on Saturday November 25 to recognise the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Samaritans is committed to STAND UP and SPEAK OUT against violence. Samaritans staff also attended the White Ribbon breakfast in Newcastle on

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This Week Around the Diocese

Students pray for our new Bishop-elect Students Harmony, Harper and Gregorio from Manning Valley Anglican College led prayers for the new Bishop-elect, Bishop Peter Stuart, at the outdoor Primary Chapel this week. Cathedral welcomes new Bishop-elect Christ Church Cathedral welcome Bishop Peter as the Bishop-elect on Sunday morning. Bishop Peter is pictured welcoming Pippa a companion

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An Update from the Bishop Nomination Board

This coming weekend the Synod of the Diocese will gather for the purpose of electing its new Diocesan Bishop. The Synod will be using the new process passed in at the May Synod, by which the Board, having received nominations from Synod members, now presents a short list of those nominees to the Synod for

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Are you interested in volunteering with the Mission to Seafarers?

Newcastle Mission to Seafarers invites you to attend a Ship Visitors Course. What is it? Introduction to Seafarers’ welfare issues and personal safety in port facilities and onboard ships as well as maritime terminology, maritime organisations, ship types, shipboard routines and protocols. All are welcome. For more info Ph: 4961 5007 Cost: $30 Includes lunch. Date: November

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Samaritans: How will you take a stand this White Ribbon Day?

By Peter Gardiner Samaritans Chief Executive Officer White Ribbon Day on the 25th of November presents a powerful opportunity to raise awareness of men’s violence against women and to reflect on how we can do better as individuals and a community to combat this abhorrent behaviour that is devastating our nation. Men’s violence against women is a

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This Week Around the Diocese

Messy Church at Toronto The Parish of Toronto held Messy Church this week with the theme Bible Seasides, so naturally they had a picnic by the pool! Thanksgiving at Branxton Greta Lochinvar The Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar had a great morning on Sunday celebrating with thanks all the things God has given us. Family

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