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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 Events (scroll down for Christmas Services in your local area…) 13 December, 6pm: Carols on the Hill, East Maitland Come and join us for Community Carols in the beautiful grounds of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, William St, East Maitland. Hot food, soft drinks, ice cream, popcorn, fairy floss, coffee van, on site. Please bring

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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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Standing Against Domestic & Family Violence

This Friday 22 November is White Ribbon Day, and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has encouraged parishes to be involved. White Ribbon actively advocates against domestic violence and strives to raise awareness of the incidence and trauma resulting from domestic violence, particularly against women. While the Australian organisation has recently closed, they have encouraged supporters

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Newcastle Anglican Church Supports Constitutional Recognition of First Peoples

One of the motions to pass through Synod 2019 was a motion to embrace the ‘Statement from the Heart’: “This synod acknowledges and celebrates the Uluru Statement from the Heart, including the ancient spiritual sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people” and “the rich spirituality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that continues

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Safe on Social Media at Woy Woy

On the evening of 21st October at St Luke’s church, the Woy Woy parish had the privilege of hosting Kirra Pendergast, a highly regarded training provider certified by the eSafety Commissioner, to speak on social media and how to take control of our own online experience. Kirra spoke on privacy issues, cyber bullying, legal responsibilities,

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