In May 2019, the Diocesan Council resolved to cease production of the Encounter.

Diocesan Communications will continue through social media, a weekly email newsletter, the website and an occasional print-ready resource. While acknowledging the history of the newspaper, it recognised that increased production and distribution costs, along with different approaches to communication and readership, had changed the importance of the magazine. The Diocesan Council celebrated the work of various editors and volunteers who had made the Encounter possible.

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Encounter was an award-winning publication read by a Christian audience of over 10,000 people.

During its time of production, the magazine explored the key essence and soul of the Anglican Church Newcastle, with features on the key matters we face in our daily faith journey, stories of achievement and celebration, and reflections from our Bishops, clergy, and parishioners.

Celebrating over 50 years of publishing –¬†Est. 1967

With a focus on outreach and social justice, Encounter endeavours to tackle the big issues such as homelessness, environmentalism, mental health, refugees, reconciliation and more.

Encounter reaches approximately 10,000 readers across our parishes, schools, and entities. The magazine is also read online by thousands through the online publisher issuu.
The Australasian Religious Press Association awarded Encounter for Best Regional Publication 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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