This Week Around the Diocese
Camden Haven Spring Fair
The Camden Haven Church Spring Fair at Lakewood was a huge hit with bargain hunters and church supporters on October 7. There were hundreds of people milling around the many stalls and sites, snapping up the odd bargain or two. With volunteers providing support – and Kevin Atkins on piano – the spring fair was a huge success. The Fair was lots of fun for everyone with kids activities, including face painting, lucky dips, sand art, jumping castles, painting. Plus plants, toys, yummy food, craft, cakes, Devonshire tea, books, garage sale bargains, gifts, music. Monies raised supports mission and ministry.
High Tea at Raymond Terrace
The ladies (and gentleman) enjoyed a delightful high tea at St John’s Raymond Terrace last week. The food looks delicious!
PhD for Rev’d Richard
Rev’d Richard Harvey graduated with a PhD from the University of Newcastle last month. The degree was awarded for his thesis, “Judas Iscariot: Betrayal and Idolatry”, which involves detailed philological and thematic studies of the language and role given to Judas in the four gospels of the New Testament. Richard commenced his studies in 2009, as the funding for the study of theology at UoN by the Diocese had created an environment in which such detailed biblical studies might occur. The thesis was supervised by Dr Fergus King and Prof John McDowell. On Prof. McDowell’s departure,Dr Alan Libert (Linguistics) and Prof. Marguerite Johnson (Classics) assumed the roles of co-supervisors. Richard is currently negotiating a publishing contract for this work. Richard currently assists in the ministry at Holy Trinity, Terrigal.
Service to Celebrate our Service Clubs
On the October 8 at 2pm at All Saints, Singleton, we held a service to celebrate and appreciate the contribution of Service Clubs to our community. Many lives are enriched because of their work and dedication. A short and meaningful service was held in our church where the work of individuals within service clubs was celebrated. Thanks were expressed for the generosity of members in sharing of gifts and talents. There was also a chance for rededication to the task. A scrumptious afternoon tea in the Flory Wing followed. It is hoped that another Appreciation Service will be held next year. An invitation will be sent to volunteer groups such as Rural Fire Service, SES and other such groups in the New Year.
Bishop Peter visits Toronto Parish
On Saturday evening, September 30, Bishop Peter visited Toronto Parish and baptised Bronwyn Alison Roberts and Amy-Lee Roberts. Following the Baptisms Bronwyn and Amy-Lee were confirmed, along with Greg Humphreys from Toronto and Karen Haines from Charlestown Parish. Karen was well supported by many people from Charlestown along with Father Terry Frewin who sponsored Karen. Bronwyn and Amy-Lee were well supported by Toronto Parish, especially their family – grandparents Rev Di and Chris Langham, Belinda and other grandchildren. All gathered in the Parish Hall afterwards for supper and to continue sharing the joy of Greg, Karen, Bonnie and Amy-Lee.
Parish of Nelson Bay
Last week Kesh spoke about being in the Presence of God and what it really means.
Prayer Window at Georgetown
Check out the gorgeous prayer window at St Matthew’s, Georgetown. Don’t it look great?
Evensong at Holy Trinity
A beautiful Evensong was held at Holy Trinity, Terrigal last week.
Farewell at Beresfield-Thornton
The Parish of Beresfield-Thornton farewelled Patsy, John and Dianne this week.
Beating the heat at Barney’s Club
Barney’s Club is back for term 4 at Mt Vincent and Weston. Last week they beat the heat with some water fun, ice blocks and games of handball in the shade.
Samaritans celebrated National Headspace Day on October 9. CEO, Peter Gardiner and Deputy CEO, Brad Webb got involved.
Parish of Cardiff
The Parish of Cardiff celebrated their invitation to God’s great feast at Mass & Meal this month, plus an afternoon of uplifting music.