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Video Celebrates Shared Work of Newcastle Church in Diversity

A new video made by The Grainery Church entitled “Better Together” celebrates the shared work of Christians in Newcastle. With 130 “campuses” around Newcastle, the video rejoices in one church ministering together in the name of Jesus Christ. “Every weekend,” the video narrates, “thousands of my brothers and sisters get together in all sorts of

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Training for Lay Preachers

You have a great story to tell The Diocesan Ministry Council organised a great event for lay people involved in or exploring a preaching ministry. Participants came from the north, south and west of the Diocese to hear from Canon Kesh Govan and Brendon Mannyx. “Don’t be boring!,” Kesh said while encouraging the attentive group

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Kimberly Sawyer ordained to lead St Johns Cooks Hill

Newcastle’s oldest church, St John’s Cooks Hill, witnessed the ordination and commissioning of its newest priest on Wednesday 8 May. The Reverend Kimberley Sawyer has been a deacon at All Saints’ and St Mark’s, Hunters Hill was commissioned as the first female Parish Priest in St John’s 159 year history. Kimberley Sawyer said, “I am

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Diocese joins National Redress Scheme

The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and all of its organisations has joined the National Redress Scheme effective Friday 29 March 2019. People considering an application should go to https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/ Help is available from within the Diocese. If you wish to contact our Survivor Support Service please ring 1800 774 945 The Diocese encourages people to

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This Week Around the Diocese

Scone Grammar School wraps up 2018 with speech day The Scone Grammar School community gathered on Wednesday for their annual Speech and Presentation Day, marking another year of success both inside and outside the classroom. A year of celebrating amazing achievements on so many levels for students and staff, all along, embracing the 2018 motto ‘Watch

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Ordination to the Priesthood

On Saturday 1 December The Rev’ds Nicole Baldwin, Jacqueline Drewe, Philip Morris and John Quilter were ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral. The Cathedral was full as family, friends, Bishops, clergy and visitors came together to celebrate what was a joy-filled occasion, marking the beginning of the priesthood journey for the ordinands. The Very

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Angel Tree partners with local churches to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to children and families in need

On Christmas Day, thousands of children in Australia open a present from their father or mother or grandparent who is not there – they are in prison. Prison Fellowship are looking to partner with churches in sharing God’s love with families across the Central Coast/Newcastle NSW region this Christmas. Angel Tree is an international ministry

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