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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Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College students combine technology with treats in unique program for seniors

Edward Arnold Jayne was sitting in a Fletcher classroom when he made his first visit to the French capital’s cobblestone streets. Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College students guided Mr Jayne –  who was a sales representative for L’Oréal Paris for 50 years and owns a model of the Eiffel Tower –  through the City of Lights on Google Street View. The

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Blessing of our furry and feathered friends

St Luke’s, Wallsend St Luke’s Wallsend held a Blessing of the Animals and Feast of Saint Francis service this weekend, blessing dogs, cats, and chickens. The pets and animal lovers enjoyed great music and a wonderful sermon followed by a parish lunch. All Saint’s, Nelson Bay Christ Church Cathedral  

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This Week Around the Diocese

SGS Chapel Service to farewell Year 12 2018 Scone Grammar School held a final and moving Chapel Service to farewell the Year 12 cohort for 2018. “Thank you for all you have given SGS – we wish you well in the upcoming HSC exams and in your next exciting chapter of life.” Teddy Bear’s Picnic

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Past ABM Workers Honoured at Special Gathering

The strong connection between the Diocese of Newcastle and Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) was rekindled at a special gathering held at the Diocesan head office on Friday September 21. Guests from across the diocese heard Dr Julianne Stewart, Africa Programs Coordinator, speak of the ABM difference and were updated on some of ABM’s work. Together

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