Celebrating National Youth Week

This week we are celebrating National Youth Week across the diocese, recognising the young people in our schools and agencies. Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events. Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School World

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Anglican Care Celebrates 60 Years

27 May 2016 is the official date that Anglican Care will celebrate 60 years of providing care, services and support to seniors within the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. In the 1950’s, the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle observed that there would be an increasing need for aged persons. Allowing for flexibility of service delivery, a large

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Anglican Care: Employment boost for Toronto

At a time when many local businesses are experiencing a downturn, Anglican Care is bucking the trend when it comes to employment and growth. A recruitment campaign for over 40 new jobs is now underway to staff the brand new Anglican Care aged care home, Kilpatrick Court at Toronto. Opening in June 2016, Kilpatrick Court

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AW Retreats: Resting in God’s love

Over hot summer days, in the second week of Lent, 35 full-time and 15 day visitors, gathered at the old mud brick Monastery in Stroud to enjoy a time of quiet contemplation, being still and listening to God. Organised by Anglican Women, Newcastle, the two retreats were led by The Rev’d Michelle Hazel-Jawhary, now the

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Healing Mass at St Peter’s, Hamilton

The parishes of Adamstown, Hamilton and Kotara continue to meet together on the first Thursday of each month to celebrate a Healing Mass. Oils of healing, anointing and the Laying On of Hands are also available for those who seek this sacrament. Additionally, there is a prayer roster where the names of the sick can

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Cyclone Winston fundraiser led by Lakes Grammar SRC

Lakes Grammar Senior Student Representative Council (SRC) have thrown their support behind a fundraising effort to support victims affected by Cyclone Winston. The islands of Fiji were left devastated when Cyclone Winston hit in February. Our SRC body is always looking for ways to lead our school community in supporting worthy causes and chose Anglican

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Anglican Care: Thank you to dedicated fundraisers

Anglican Care’s Auxiliary – Hunter, held their Annual General Meeting in February of this year. This dynamic group of wonderful women (and a few good men!) have raised over $400,000 since 1998 to support the residents and consumers of Anglican Care via the provision of equipment and programs. This year they have donated a whopping

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SRE – Scripture in our schools – is a unique ministry of sharing our faith with the young people of our communities

By The Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston Archdeacon for Newcastle Under the NSW Education Act SRE is defined as, “…education in the distinctive beliefs and practices of an approved religious persuasion. SRE is taught by authorised representatives of that religion, and is for students whose parents have expressed the desire, usually at enrolment, that they receive

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Introducing Children, Education and Youth Ministry Development Officer

By The Rev’d Julie Turnbull Anglican Parish of Toronto What a mouthful! The CEY Board has appointed me to be CEY MDO (that’s better!) commencing on March 1. I will be supporting all-age, intergenerational, Messy Church and/or cross-generational ministries across the diocese. Initially my focus will be on getting to know the teams offering Messy

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