This Week Around the Diocese

Gosford Celebrate NAIDOC Week Fr Rod Bower pictured with the Aunties for NAIDOC Week 2018 to celebrate the theme, Because of her we can. “For us to have a healthy spirituality in Australia there requires a deep listening to the songs that have echoed through this land for 65000 years.” Gloucester Mothers Union The Parish

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Christ Church Cathedral Celebrates NAIDOC Week

On Sunday 8 July the ecumenical churches of the Hunter region came together at Christ Church Cathedral for NAIDOC Week to recognise and celebrate the remarkable women shaping our communities. The service involving the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting churches was led by Anglican Reverend Di Langham and began with a smoking ceremony and a dance

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This Week Around the Diocese

Bishop Ric Thorpe Visits the Diocese Bishop Ric Thorpe visited the Diocese last week for a clergy and lay conference at St John’s Church, Raymond Terrace. Bishop Ric shared the things that were learnt throught London’s 100 New Worshipping Communities by 2020 project. Anglican Care Residents Support Charity Anglican Care shared these photos of the

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Anthony’s Story launched at Christ Church Cathedral

Anglican Church Newcastle hosted a special launch event of Marija Radojevic’s book Anthony’s Story on Tuesday July 3 at Christ Church Cathedral. Anthony’s parents, Marija and Alex, told their deeply moving and heartbreaking story, sharing the deep “sense of rawness and chaos”. “This book is for the families, for the lives of those who are broken,”

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Ordination to the Diaconate

The Ordination to the Diaconate took place at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, June 30 at 10am. The Rev’d Nicole Baldwin, the Rev’d Jacqueline Drewe and the Rev’d Philip Morris were ordained to the diaconate. The Rev’d Nicole Baldwin will serve as Honorary Deacon in the parish of Cessnock. The Rev’d Jacqueline Drewe will serve as

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This Week Around the Diocese

Sydney Men’s Shed Chorale Concert On June 24 the Parish of East Maitland were delighted to welcome the Sydney Men’s Shed Chorale for a return visit to the church.  The chorale performed a wonderful and energetic concert led by Musical Director, Keiren Brandt Sawdy, a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Guests were welcomed by Beth

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Ordinations to the Diaconate This Week

On Saturday, June 30 Nicole Baldwin, Jacqueline Drewe and Philip Morris will be ordained to the diaconate at Christ Church Cathedral. Earlier this week we asked the ordinands to take time out to let us know how they might anticipate being changed in ordination to the diaconate. Nicole Baldwin, to serve as Honorary Deacon in

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Art therapy paints more than a pretty picture

The benefits of art and its therapeutic benefits for the elderly were on display last Thursday 21 June at Club Macquarie as Anglican Care brought together consumers from their home care and day support programs and services to enjoy a day of fun, friendship and creativity. While art therapy is an established and regular activity

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This Week Around the Diocese

Georgetown Parish Shines for Winter Solstice St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Georgetown hosted a special event this weekend to celebrate solstice in the Christian tradition. Shine took place over Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June with interactive and experimental worship, reflecting on and worshipping the God of the seasons. Guests were also treated to hot soup and mulled

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St Augustine’s Merewether Receives Funding for Heritage Conservation

St Augustine’s Anglican Church on Llewellyn St, Merewether has been successful for an $85,946 grant for heritage conservation from the NSW Liberal National Government. Member of the Legislative Council, The Hon Taylor Martin MLC said the Heritage Near Me Strategic Project funding would go towards the conservation and reconstruction of St Augustine’s Church by Heritage

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