BCA rallies at Kincumber and Charlestown

About seventy five people gathered at Kincumber and later in the day at Charlestown on August 28th for two Bush Church Aid Rallies. Peter Adkins, Regional Officer for NSW/ACT, shared about how BCA has “gone the distance” for for 96 years taking the good news of Jesus to communities across rural, regional and remote Australia.

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ABM assists those affected by Civil War in Burundi

This behind the scenes work is possible thanks to a Global Rapid Response Fund In April 2015, the African nation of Burundi descended into civil war. The announcement that President Pierre Nkurunziza was seeking a third presidential term triggered mass protests, followed by a subsequent failed coup. The situation quickly deteriorated, with widespread violence causing

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Prayer tree blossoms at spring fete

Our recent church fete at St Matthew’s Georgetown in September featured something new. As well as our regular stalls and refreshments, we set up a ‘prayer tree’ and invited everyone who came to write a prayer on a paper leaf. The leaves were then tied to the tree, turning dead branches into something green and

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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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Maddi Elliott wins gold again

Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College student Maddi Elliott has won a gold medal at the Rio Paralympics in her pet event the 100m freestyle. Elliott, 17, held onto her title as best in the S8 category 100m and dedicated the win to her late friend Jade Frith. “I really want to dedicate this to my friend Jade. She’s been

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Primate writes to Australia’s Anglican bishops about the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite

The Primate has written to Australia’s Anglican bishops about the proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite on Thursday September 8. Here is the text of the letter. Dear brothers and sisters, The proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage has been one of the more contentious topics in 2016. Individual Anglicans have adopted a variety of positions taken in

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A Community of Support

The thoughts and prayers from the ecumenical community of Newcastle, the Central Coast, Port Stephens and the Hunter have come flooding in over the past month in light of the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse hearings. Not only has the Bishop and the diocesan office staff been overwhelmed with support

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