This week around the diocese

Check out what has been happening around the Diocese this week with a gallery of photos. Has your parish or group had a special event? Please send your photos and stories to louisemackay@newcastleanglican.org.au to be included in the Messenger.  

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ABM: A truck for St Peter’s Bible School in Myanmar

Through ABM’s Church to Church project for St Peter’s Bible School in Toungoo Diocese, Myanmar, the school has purchased a truck which will enable the clergy to further minister to their communities. Bishop John Wilme sent this message to us: “I am very pleased to tell you that the truck safely arrived this afternoon from

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This Week Around the Diocese

Check out what has been happening around the Diocese this week with a gallery of photos. Has your parish or group had a special event? Please send your photos and stories to louisemackay@newcastleanglican.org.au to be included in the Messenger.  

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Refugee Week 2016: Meet Khadijeh

Khadijeh’s Story Words by Louise Mackay Khadijeh had been living in Iran her whole life. She was born there. Her family was from Afghanistan; they had fled their war-torn country before she was born and they had made a life in Iran. However, in 2010 the Iranian government decided the Afghani and Iraqi people were

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Manning Valley Anglican College: Student Awarded Aboriginal Student of the Year

Maddison West’s dedication rewarded THE inaugural Aboriginal Student of the Year for Myall Lakes is Maddison West from Manning Valley Anglican College. The new annual award recognises young people who demonstrate leadership within their school and local community. Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead presented Maddison with the award at his annual leadership breakfast. “Maddison is an

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Samaritans Launches Winter Appeal to Support Region’s Vulnerable

Launching the Samaritans Winter Appeal, CEO Peter Gardiner has called on the local community to show their support for vulnerable groups, such as young people and the unemployed. Mr Gardiner said, “Earlier this year, the Hunter was identified as having one of the highest unemployment rates in Australia. Coupled with this, we know that many

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ABM: Economic Empowerment in the Philippines

Fancy a healthy snack? If you were in the Philippines, specifically Barangay Nayon in Lamut, Ifugao Province, ABM would highly recommend the Taro chips made by Dolores Bayucca and her colleagues. At 53 years old, Dolores is the chair of the women’s group at St John’s Mission in Nayon. These women have come together to

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Freedom from Fear: Refugee Week

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Khadijeh’s Story Words by Louise Mackay Khadijeh had been living in Iran her whole life. She was born there. Her family was from Afghanistan; they had fled their war-torn

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