This Week Around the Diocese

Parish of Stroud

Almost a hundred people from Stroud and beyond enjoyed Sunday evening’s combined churches lessons and carols at St John’s.
“Many thanks to children and adults who read – Jude, two Felicitys, Joe, Chris; for the joint efforts of Anne Frost and Daphne Dobbyn whose program had great flow and enjoyment.” Fantastic music from the Stroud Crowd Choir, and the Stroud Brass Ensemble, plus Hugh Knight at the organ. “Many thanks to Tosia Cribben and Ken Maddocks and the catering team. Thanks to the generosity of the congregation, $800 will be given to Stroud Lodge for shade sails.”


Samaritans

Last week Samaritans celebrated Christmas with the people they support on the Central Coast! They had a massive turn out with 120 people attending from all disability services across the Central Coast. There was lots of laughs, eating great food and lots of dancing had by all!


Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar

The parish had a fabulous afternoon of caroling and gift giving on the weekend… “and we are already looking forward to next christmas to do it all again…”


Parish of East Maitland

The parish had a special visitor on Friday night at Carols on the Hill…


Parish of Mt Vincent and Weston

Barney’s Club wrapped up 2016 with a party afternoon where the kids enjoyed some delicious party food, played musical chairs and watched a cartoon about the meaning of Christmas all before eating some ice-cream cake and beating up a pumpkin shaped pinata. “Thank you to all the families and volunteers who have helped make this year a fabulous year. We hope to see you all at our Christmas services.”


Parish of Toronto

A wonderful end to another fantastic year… a time to sing “This little Light of Mine” with Tots n Tunes.


Parish of Nelson Bay

The parish of Nelson Bay are continuing to spread Christmas joy with a special Christmas Photo Booth.