This Week Around the Diocese
Samaritans welcomed Tim Crakanthorp MP to officially open The Light St Rain Tank Project this week. The project was started through a Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) with a grant for from Family and Community Services NSW. The funding has allowed Samaritans to install Rain Water Tanks at the complex to water the gardens that are being built, complementing sustainable gardening practices and enhancing opportunities for tenants to enjoy healthy lifestyles and community participation.
Messy Easter at Singleton
The Parish of Singleton celebrated Easter at their Messy Church this week by tending a garden around a very creatively made tomb, engraving our own designs onto Paschal candles, icing and devouring yummy Easter egg cupcakes and being prayerful at butterfly, chrysalis and flower prayer stations.
Parish of Dungog
The parish held their Fifth Sunday lunch at the Rectory: Latvian ‘comfort food’. Beautiful afternoon on the verandah, with food, wine, and good company!
Parish of Terrigal
Birthday blessing for Fr Roy who is 88 this week!
Parish of Harrington-Coopernook
An enjoyable morning at St Peter’s Harrington this week. A bacon & egg breakfast cooked by Jhon and Colin; and all the extras from Rick and the team. Great fellowship.
Mission to Seafarers
Staff and volunteers from the Mission to Seafarers in Newcastle helped with the BBQ at the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Community Open Day. They served sausage sandwiches to 400 visitors who were enjoying a guided tour of the NCIG operations. Great to partner with our friends at NCIG!
Parish of Mt Vincent and Weston
Great photos from the April Barney’s Service.
Some of the kids from the very lively all ages service at Wallsend. The disciples knew the Lord Jesus in the breaking of the bread. The kids made a poster telling the many ways they know God in their lives.