July 16: Sea Sunday Service

The annual Newcastle Sea Sunday celebration will be observed on Sunday July 16 with a Sung Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral at 6pm. This celebration will include the Blessing of the Port of Newcastle by Bishop Peter Stuart. On Sea Sunday we remember the 1.5 million seafarers around the world who make possible the transportation

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July 30: Anglican Women’s Sunday

On this day parishes are asked to remember and give thanks for the ministry of women. Anglican Women’s Sunday is held on the last Sunday in July each year. This year it will fall on Sunday 30th July. Its purpose is to celebrate ALL Anglican women across the Diocese and the good work they do on behalf

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July 30: Birdwood Flag Re-hallowing Service

The Birdwood Flag was discovered in Christ Church Cathedral a few years ago, looking like a bag of dark brown confetti and dust. Something that would normally be thrown out. Except that Bronwyn Orrock’s research had shown that it might exist and the Dean of Newcastle had agreed to look for it. People from the

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Reverend Frank Duffy receives OAM

It was for his work with veterans that Frank Duffy was made a deacon of the Anglican church, and why he has been awarded an Order of Australia medal in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours. Reverend Duffy said he was “chuffed” to receive an OAM for his service to veterans, their families and community but

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This Week Around The Diocese

  Samaritans Headspace Maitland has welcomed its newest member to the team, 16 week old Melash! Melash is currently in training to become an accredited therapy dog and will work with Samaritans at the headspace centre to make sure the young people that visit headspace are comfortable. Melash is currently in intense training and makes frequent

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Historic Election of New Dean of Newcastle

The Acting-Bishop of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, is delighted to advise that the Reverend Canon Katherine Bowyer has been elected to be the next Dean of Newcastle. Bishop Stuart said, ‘Katherine will be the first woman Dean for Christ Church Cathedral and she is the first person born in the Diocese to become the Dean. ‘I was

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This Week Around The Diocese

Pentecost Celebrations at Nelson Bay High Tea at Wyong The ladies of St James Wyong hosted a Women’s High Tea for over 100 local women from different churches, denominations, friends and family, on Saturday 3 June. Guest speaker, the Chaplain of Wyong High School, Lesley Burdon explained the joys and sorrows of chaplaincy. Over $1300

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Christ Church Cathedral Celebrates Bicentenary

Celebrating 200 years of Christian worship on the Cathedral site and the completion of renovations to the Cathedral Tower, the Cathedral threw open its doors to the community on the weekend of 27 & 28 May. With input from the Newcastle Museum and entertainment including music performed by Cathedral Organist Peter Guy, Newcastle Grammar School

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