COVID-19 – Update – Updated documents and communication

23 July – Number 1 Updated documents and communication Dear sisters and brothers, Every one of us is aware of the increased concern in our community about COVD-19. Once again it seems close to us and we need to exercise our responsibility to ensure sure people ministering in the church and engaging with the church

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Ordination 2020

COVIDSafe Ordination at Christ Church Cathedral

Our Diocesan Bishop, Dr Peter Stuart, introduced the ordination on Saturday 18th July as a “strange and wonderful event.” “Strange,” he said, “because we are carefully practising social distancing with no singing, no dancing and no mingling. Wonderful because we are celebrating what God is doing in Kimbalee and Sarah’s lives and in the life

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Notice of Hearing

The Matter of the Professional Standards Committee (applicant) and Reverend Douglas Morrison-Cleary (respondent) has been listed for hearing at Newcastle Local Court House on Tuesday 4th August 2020. The full Notice of Hearing from President of the Professional Standards Board, Margaret Sidis, can be found here.

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COVID-19 Update – Slight amendment to service time instructions

13 June – Number 1 Slight amendment to service time instructions Incumbents and Churchwardens responsible for determining the number of church services on any day in a church building Volunteers in at risk groups can seek medical exemption to return to volunteer roles SRE set to return in term 3 Further activities will be allowed

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COVID-19 Update – Application processes will begin next week for further reopening church buildings, reopening opportunity (and similar activities) and for allowing hall hire

29 May – Number 1 Application processes will begin next week for further reopening church buildings, reopening opportunity (and similar activities) and for allowing hall hire. Where a parish cannot resolve to reopen Sunday worship or resolves not to reopen for Sunday worship they should advise the Bishop in writing. Please manage workloads carefully! Dear brothers and

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