Swansea celebrate 1st Confirmation since 2008

Sunday June 28 saw St Peter’s at Swansea filled to capacity, as four young people, Audrey and Blythe Merry, Georgia Melliger, Zoe Watson, and one adult, Pam Tucker, were confirmed by Bishop Peter Stuart in a joyful and relaxed service. Bishop Peter explained each step and the various symbols used during the Service. Family, friends

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Tri-Diocesan Covenant Service of Worship

The Annual Service to celebrate the Tri-Diocesan Covenant took place on Wednesday May 27 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Covenant is between the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. Bishop Greg and Bishop Peter were joined by Bishop Bill Wright from the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese and Bishop

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Anglican Care: Healthy Life Better Ageing Reforms

Currently over 1 million people in Australia receive aged care services. By 2050 this number is expected to rise to more than 3.5 million older people. The introduction of the Healthy Life Better Ageing Reforms by the Federal Government aims to ensure the best outcomes for older people and for the organisations that provide aged

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Interfaith Dialogue

On Tuesday June 2, leaders from different faiths came together for the Interfaith Dialogue at The Factory – St Pius X High School. Bishop Greg Thompson was joined by Bishop Bill Wright (Catholic), Sheikh Mohamed Khamis (Imam: Newcastle Mosque) and Farooq Ahmed (Newcastle Muslim Association). The panel joined together Muslim and Christian communities to explore

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NAIDOC Week Service

On Sunday July 12, The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle held a special service to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2015. The service focused on the NAIDOC Week theme We All Stand on Sacred Ground. The service saw the Diocese partner with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and organisations. The service included talks from representatives from

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Collaborative Ministry here to stay in the Diocese of Newcastle

Over 125 people gathered on Saturday June 27th at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College to review the experience of Ministering Communities in Mission. The resounding message was that collaborative ministry – people hearing God’s call, growing as disciples and exercising their God-given gifts in mission and ministry, within and beyond the church, and as part of

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Belmont North/Redhead – From Gravel to Grass

In Afghanistan they play soccer on gravel surfaces but now the Afghani football team plays soccer on soft grass thanks to the generous nature of Belmont North/Redhead parish. The team who formed last year under a funding grant became great friends and mentored a number of younger boys, teaching them the skills required to play

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Saturday 25-Sunday 26 July: St James’ Morpeth Celebrates 175 Years

St James’ Morpeth – 175th Anniversary of Consecration On Sunday the 26th of July St James Church Morpeth will be celebrating 175 years of worship and ministry in the Morpeth, Hinton, Woodville, Largs and surrounding communities. St James’ has also been very much a Diocesan church. Bishops Tyrrell, Pearson, Stanton and Stretch were all resident

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Mission To Seafarers Recognised

An honour for the Mission to Seafarers, Newcastle The 2015 International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards, showcasing excellence in the provision of seafarers’ welfare, took place on 9th June at the International Maritime Organisation in London. The shortlists for the awards were announced by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), including the award for the

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Helping in Hard Places Appeal

There was nothing safe about Jesus’ life. It was risky in every way. He was consistently found among people who were on the margins. His ministry of friendship expressed the value and dignity of all. This example continues to inspire those who walk in his path. Many find it hard to accept what Jesus may

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