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Who will turn up this Christmas?

A Christmas Message from the Anglican Bishop of Newcastle – Dr Peter Stuart There is expectation in the air. Christmas is near and people have begun their travels. Children are excitedly anticipating gifts from Father Christmas. Parents are wondering who might join them in church or around the dinner table. The good news which Christians

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New Professional Standards Poster

We have updated the Professional Standards Poster to ensure that people know how to contact the Police and the Child Protection Helpline. We encourage anyone who has been harmed to come forward to speak about their experience. Parishes should print the revised poster and ensure that a copy is placed on the main notice board

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Mandatory Reporting in NSW

From 1 March 2020 reporting child abuse will be a legal requirement for clergy and church workers in NSW. This follows amendments to the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (Care Act) which expand mandatory reporter groups and also provides greater protections for reporters. The Parish Safety Policy has been updated to

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This Week Around the Diocese: Christmas Donations & Markets, Maitland Sculpture Unveiled & Commissioning Cathedral Sub-Dean

Christmas Donations Fr Andrew and Monica Eaton from St Luke’s Wallsend, with Sonia Hornery MP, donating to the Share the Dignity campaign through Sonia’s Wallsend office. New Sculpture Unveiled at Maitland The newly installed Sculpture by local sculptor Julie Squires & inspired by Jacob Epstein’s Madonna & Child (1952) was blessed by Bishop Sonia Roulston

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Priestly Ordinations a Great Celebration

Last Saturday, 30 November, the Diocese celebrated the ordination of Reverends Jesse Baker, Melanie Whalley, Zeb McKrell and Angela Peverell. Bishop Peter shared the following words: “It was wonderful to have people from the length and breadth of the Diocese in the Cathedral on Saturday to celebrate the ordination of Jesse, Melanie, Zeb and Angela.

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This Week Around the Diocese: Two Bishops & Commissioning

Two Bishops’ Dialogue Last Thursday 21 November, Newcastle Anglican Bishop Peter Stuart and Newcastle-Maitland Catholic Bishop Bill Wright held an ecumenical discussion on the topic of ‘religious freedom’. Photos by Grant Killen, Bishop Peter Stuart, Bishop Bill Wright and Dean of Newcastle Katherine Bowyer. East Maitland Commissioning Service The Reverend Scott Dulley was commissioned as

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Christmas in the Diocese: Events and Services

Christmas Services Beresfield/Thornton, St Paul’s Church, Beresfield & St Michael’s Church, Thornton 8 December, 6pm – Blue Christmas Eucharist at Beresfield Christmas Eve 5.30pm – Pageant and Family Eucharist at Thornton 11.30pm – Midnight Mass at Beresfield Christmas Day 8am – Parish Christmas Eucharist at Thornton Boolaroo, All Saints (76 Main Street) Christmas Eve 5.00pm

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A Statement From the Anglican Bishops Meeting in Melbourne

On Wednesday, 20 November 2019 the Primate called together the bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia to discuss some pressing issues facing the Church. Newcastle Anglican Bishop Peter Stuart, together with Assistant Bishops Charlie Murry and Sonia Roulston attended the meeting in Melbourne. A copy of the official communique from the meeting can be

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This Week Around the Diocese

Confirmations at Taree On the 10th November 2019 at St John’s Anglican Church, Taree five candidates were confirmed by Bishop Peter and the Cook family were welcomed as communicants of the Anglican Church of Australia. Bishop Peter also blessed Fr Peter’s RSL Chaplains’ stole and Fr Peter and Fiona on the occasion of their Wedding

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2019 Morpeth Lecture – How to Think about Ageing: Insights from Disability Theology

Dr Michael Mawson, a Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics, Research Fellow, and author of a new book on theology and ageing, gave the 2019 Morpeth lecture on 5 November at Christ Church Cathedral. Dr Mawson’s lecture, “How to Think about Ageing: Insights from Disability Theology”, explored how insights from disability theology and disability

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