Bishops Sonia and Charlie Go to College

Our Assistant Bishops, Sonia and Charlie, have just returned from a 5 day bishops training course in Richmond, Virginia, USA, where they have been equipped and encouraged for their ministry to the Newcastle Diocese. The ‘College for Bishops’ is a three year program run by The Episcopal Church to train, equip and mentor newly-consecrated bishops.

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This Week Around the Diocese

Trinity Sunday at Holy Trinity, Lochinvar Holy Trinity in Lochinvar celebrated Trinity Sunday last weekend. Local Priest in Charge, Rev’d Nicole Baldwin, said it was a delight to welcome Fr Roger Zohrab and Kathy for the Patronal celebrations. Fr Roger, a past Rector of the Parish, returned to lead the celebration and preach. He encouraged

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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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