East Maitland parish Winter appeal

The Anglican Parish of East Maitland are seeking donations of blankets, rugs and warm clothing for those in need this winter. The parish is also calling for food items for Winter including cans of soup, packets of pasta with sauce, instant noodles, rolled oats and tins of stew. Donations can be left in the baskets at the back

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CEY MDO attends first International Messy Church Conference in the UK

During the 16-18th May, the Rev’d Julie Turnbull, rector at Toronto and CEY Ministry Development Officer, and Richard Turnbull attended the first International Messy Church Conference in the UK. The aim of the conference was to celebrating and learning with the worldwide family of Messy Church. They were treated to a special welcome by Archbishop Justin Welby. You

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Watch ABC Compass series Prison Chaplains Part 3

On Sunday May 29 the final instalment of the ABC Compass series was aired featuring Chaplain Rev’d Dr Kim Miller. The episode looks into Rev’d Kim’s role at Friendship House, a Samaritans initiative that helps newly released prisoners re-enter society, as well as the stories of Gary and Jeremy, once repeat offenders, reveal how the

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Reconciliation Week 2016

Working towards Reconciliation By Peter Gardiner CEO, Samaritans The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation envisions “a united Australia which respects this land of ours, values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and provides justice and equality for all.” This is something we should all strive to achieve. The Federal Government must actively support this vision

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Samaritans Winter Appeal

You can make a difference… By Peter Gardiner Chief Executive Officer, Samaritans Samaritans supported Declan* to get his life back on track after experiencing homelessness at the age of 17. (See his full story to the right.) He is now enrolled at University and hopes to become a social worker so that he can help make

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Anglican Care 60th Anniversary Celebrations

On Friday May 27 Anglican Care celebrated its diamond anniversary; 60 years of providing the aged with excellence in care and enhanced lifestyles. Anglican Care celebrated in style with a cocktail party at Club Macquarie on the date it all began. Anglican Care supports, including staff and volunteers of past and present, attended the special night

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The Anglican Consultative Council in Zambia

By Arthur Copeman Archdeacon for Ministry Support Across the world there are 85 million Anglicans in 165 countries. We are a global denomination ministering in a very wide variety of contexts and cultures. Given this it is important that there are places where Anglicans can be brought together to discuss matters of common concern. It

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L’Arche Hunter: The iPod Man

Fred has helped me to be part of the L’Arche Community. When he appears with halting, uneven gait, and cheerful sounds of greeting welling up from deep within him, people respond to him. You can see him securing his space, tuning in to his surroundings and sometimes, into his iPod as well. It’s generally not

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