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Covid Update

I am sure you share my frustration that the guidance from the NSW Government can be both slow and unclear. The new public health orders apply to all of NSW from Monday including those areas not currently in lockdown. The consequence is that people who are not vaccinated are subject to changed rules. Clergy and

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Covid Update

Churches may remain closed until vaccination rate milestone of 80% is reached When the vaccination milestone of 80% of the population is reached churches will not be required to check the vaccination status of people who attend. Prior to that it is a requirement under the public health orders that we do not permit a

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Governor’s Video Message

The Governor of NSW has been very keen to provide all citizens with encouragement during our experience of lockdown. She has prepared a brief message for Anglicans in NSW. A link to access Her Excellency’s message to Anglican congregations throughout the Province can be found here. It is suggested that this message be included in

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COVID-19 – Update

A Media Release from the Premier and Health Minister regarding new Covid-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney effective from 4pm today can be found here. Please note – parishes on the Central Coast must not sing at worship and must wear masks.  The maximum capacity will be determined by the 4sq metre rule.

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COVID-19 – Updates – Singing permitted in churches from 27 March

Singing permitted in churches from 27 March Further update on COVID Safe arrangements for churches soon We have been advised that the Minister for Health has granted an exemption to the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2021 which allows singing in churches to commence from this Saturday. Under the exemption, in

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Facing the challenges of 2021

Our Diocesan Bishop, Dr Peter Stuart, addressed the Anglican Synod on Saturday about the challenges and opportunities facing the Anglican Church in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW. The address can be found here The Synod looks at the Diocese as a whole and considers the present and future challenges. The Diocese is seeking

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COVID-19 Update – Singing now allowed by choirs up to 30 indoors with 1.5m between performers and 5m between performers and other people

Singing now allowed by choirs up to 30 indoors with 1.5m between performers and 5m between performers and other people Congregational singing permitted wearing masks – maximum capacity of one person per 4sqm From 12.01am on Friday 26 February 2021 there were a number of changes to the restrictions in NSW that effect Places of

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