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Christ Church Cathedral #KidsOffNauru Vigil

Christ Church Cathedral hosted a #KidsOffNauru Vigil on Friday 2 November as part of a nationwide call to prayer and action for children on Nauru. At midday, Cathedrals across Australia united together to remind ourselves, our leaders, and our nation that followers of Jesus will not remain silent about the gross injustices that have been

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#RefugeeBell

Anglican Churches across Newcastle and the Hunter joined the nationwide #RefugeeBell campaign on Friday 2 November to bring #KidsOffNauru. Every Friday, churches across the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle will join churches across Australia to ring bells for each of the children remaining on Nauru. St Eanswythe’s Anglican Church in Altona, in Melbourne’s west, five weeks

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This Week Around the Diocese

Halloween Outreach The Parish of Belmont North Redhead held a Halloween Outreach event. It was a warm, ghoulish spring evening, and preparations for the party had been going on for days. Food had been bought and prepared, gourds had been grown and harvested by The Gourdfather, bought, drilled, cleaned and prepared for decoration. Sand art,

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#KidsOffNauru

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me…” – Jesus in Matthew 18:5a Dozens of children and their families continue to be subjected to the cruel effects of detention on Nauru. Recently there have been repeated incidents of suicide attempts, including children dousing themselves in petrol. Some children have given up eating, and

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This Week Around the Diocese

Blessing of the Animals A lovely Blessing of the Animals Service was held at Christ Church, Mount Vincent on 21 October. Blessing of the Animals Services are held in October to celebrate Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of animals and birds. He is often pictured with birds, who he used to call his little

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Former Royal Commissioner, Mr Robert Fitzgerald AM, addresses Synod

On Friday 26 October, former Royal Commissioner, Mr Robert Fitzgerald AM, addressed the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle at Christ Church Cathedral. The address formed part of the formal proceedings of the Second Session of the Fifty-Second Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, which took place at the Cathedral over Friday 26

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Two Bishops’ Dialogue

Article by Terry Horne (adapted) Photos by Jessica Ward and Brooke Robinson Courtesy of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle On Tuesday 23 October, Bishop Bill Wright met with his Anglican counterpart Bishop Peter Stuart, in the Maitland suburb of Chisholm, to discuss common concerns of both churches and to hear questions from the mixed audience. Naturally

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This Week Around the Diocese

CityServe at Kotara High School A group comprising members of local churches adjoining Kotara High School, including Church of the Good Shepherd, participated in a project to paint the canteen at the school – kitchen and serving area. The impact of a coat of paint was quite spectacular. We are sure that the helpers and

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Soft and Scaly Pets Invade Anglican Care

Anglican Care’s Bishop Tyrrell Place in Cundletown hosted their annual “Pet Therapy Day” on Tuesday 9th October which encouraged both staff and family members to join in the fun of the day by bringing in their pets for the residents to interact with for the day. The brainchild of local Damian Grauls, from Sudexo who

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This Week Around the Diocese

Bishop Sonia Farewells MVAC Students It was with great pride that Manning Valley Anglican College said farewell to Year 12 2018. Bishop Sonia led us in worship for the Valedictory Service on Thursday, commemorating the years of dedication these wonderful students gave to the College as community ambassadors and exemplary leaders. Thursday night the students

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