Regional Meetings 2018

Dear sisters and brothers,

I invite the people of the Diocese to Regional Meetings to explore Jesus’ call that we might have abundant life. My prayer and my vision for the Diocese is that we will flourish by grace. There are, across the Diocese, some wonderful green shoots of creative change. It is a delight to see clergy and people reenergise existing ministries and embrace new opportunities.

In February, the clergy met and we listened carefully to one another and we believe also to the Spirit. We recognised that for the Diocese to flourish there was a need to embrace further significant and even radical change. The changes in society, the impact of the disclosures of abuse in the church and our sense of vulnerability meant that there was an urgency to be different in and as a Diocese. An emerging view that this was essential to our mission and ministry viability.

I am convening 5 regional meetings for clergy, Synod reps, church wardens and other lay leaders to share a vision for the diocese, some key directions and to tackle some strategic questions.
RSVP for catering is an important courtesy. Please feel warmly invited to come and share in this important work.

+Peter

10 April: Manning

Venue: Taree Parish
4.30pm-6.30pm: Meet with clergy
6pm-6.30pm: Soup and sandwiches
6.30pm-8pm: Meet with clergy & Laity

12 April: Upper Hunter

Venue: Muswellbrook Parish
4.30pm-6.30pm: Meet with clergy
6pm-6.30pm: Soup and sandwiches
6.30pm-8pm: Meet with clergy & Laity

17 April: Central Coast

Venue: Wyong Parish
5pm-6.15pm: Meet with clergy
6.15pm-6.45pm: Soup and sandwiches
6.45pm-8.15pm: Meet with clergy & Laity

18 April: Maitland-Paterson

Venue: Raymond Terrace Parish
4.30pm-6.30pm: Meet with clergy
6pm-6.30pm: Soup and sandwiches
6.30pm-8pm: Meet with clergy & Laity

19 April: Newcastle

Venue: New Lambton Parish
4.30pm-6.30pm: Meet with clergy
6pm-6.30pm: Soup and sandwiches
6.30pm-8pm: Meet with clergy & Laity

RSVP for catering is an important courtesy. Please RSVP to BishopSecretary@newcastleanglican.org.au by Friday 6 April.

Please feel warmly invited to come and share in this important work.

 

Download the Regional Meetings 2018 flyer