Standing Against Domestic & Family Violence

This Friday 22 November is White Ribbon Day, and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has encouraged parishes to be involved. White Ribbon actively advocates against domestic violence and strives to raise awareness of the incidence and trauma resulting from domestic violence, particularly against women. While the Australian organisation has recently closed, they have encouraged supporters

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Newcastle Anglican Church Supports Constitutional Recognition of First Peoples

One of the motions to pass through Synod 2019 was a motion to embrace the ‘Statement from the Heart’: “This synod acknowledges and celebrates the Uluru Statement from the Heart, including the ancient spiritual sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people” and “the rich spirituality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that continues

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Safe on Social Media at Woy Woy

On the evening of 21st October at St Luke’s church, the Woy Woy parish had the privilege of hosting Kirra Pendergast, a highly regarded training provider certified by the eSafety Commissioner, to speak on social media and how to take control of our own online experience. Kirra spoke on privacy issues, cyber bullying, legal responsibilities,

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Newcastle Anglicans Support LGBTIQA+ Australians, Uluru Statement of the Heart, Care for Refugees

Same Sex Marriage Newcastle Anglicans joined with Anglicans in Ballarat and Willochra in signalling strong support for LGBTIQA+ Australians. The Synods of each Diocese met over the weekend. Newcastle Anglicans gave strong support for changes to church rules that would allow clergy to bless same-sex marriages and protect clergy in a same-sex marriage from church

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Bishop Peter Stuart Opens Synod with Presidential Address

The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart has opened the Third Session of the Fifty-Second Synod this morning with his Presidential Address. You can download a full copy of the address here. Or reads some of extracts below… The Bishop recognised the survivors of abuse in the Cathedral We recognise that [the Cathedral] is significant to

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Synod 2019 Highlights

The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has much to celebrate and give thanks for, plan and pray for, as it meets for its Third Session of the Fifty-Second Synod on 25 and 26 October at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. From its parishes, four Schools and two welfare agencies to its various mission and ministries in chaplaincy,

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This Week Around the Diocese: Biodiversity Day & Intensive Formation

Biodiversity Day with Anglican EcoCare For the second year running, Anglican EcoCare held a vibrant and busy stall at Biodiversity Day over the recent school holidays. Children made Australian native ‘seed-bombs’, collected icons of St Francis, and engaging conversations were had with individuals and other community groups. This year’s estimates put attendance at over 1300

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This Week Around the Diocese: Seasons of Creation, laser skirmish for Anglican youth, prayers for drought

Parishes conclude ‘Seasons of Creation’ Some of our parishes took part in ‘Seasons of Creation’ during the month of September. The combined churches of Stroud Anglican Parish included prayers for the environment in their weekly service. They collected and shared resources of art and scripture to promote spiritual reflections on creation. Stroud Anglican Church held

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