COVID-19 Update – Jobkeeper – People will be asked to complete a Jobkeeper Nomination Form and return it to the Diocesan Office promptly

15 April – Number 1  People will be asked to complete a Jobkeeper Nomination Form and return it to the Diocesan Office promptly Treasurers will be asked to provide key financial information to the Diocesan CFO promptly The Commonwealth Government has embarked on providing significant support and stimulus through the Jobkeeper payment. The legislation is

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Newcastle COVID-19 Update – Helping protect our buildings

9 April — Number 1 Helping protect our buildings Dear Churchwardens and Incumbents Temporary Closures – Helping to Protect our Buildings During the temporary closure of our Church buildings for public worship and general use it is important that we continue to take steps to ensure the protection of our buildings. Our Property Insurer has

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COVID-19 Update – Some useful articles on COVID-19

5 April – Number 1 Some useful articles on COVID-19 Palm Sunday and Holy Week Diocesan Page Useful articles on COVID-19 I have been sent link to an article in the Atlantic and via Thinking Anglicans. Both give an insight into the progression of the disease and provide some background about what the coming months

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COVID-19 Update

3 April — Number 1 Employee with COVID at Anglican Care Storm Village Palm Sunday and Holy Week Diocesan Page Safety net and support for parishes – we are taking a diocesan approach PM announcement about church services being reviewed – update midweek Positive COVID19 Test Anglican Care has advised me that an employee of

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Newcastle Coronavirus – A different sort of message

Dear friends in Christ, Being the Easter people Our Holy Week journey begins on Sunday and it will be a Holy Week like none of us have experienced before. I’ve heard some suggest that we should keep Lent going until we can return to public worship. I’ve taken a different view. In the liturgical calculation

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COVID-19 Update – Any use of a church building is by permission – permission for recording for streaming withdrawn

1 April — Number 1 Any use of a church building is by permission – permission for recording for streaming withdrawn Pastoral Care visits in exceptional circumstances I have been involved with discussions with the NSW Diocesan Bishops and also sought the views of my senior leadership team since the announcement on Sunday by the

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COVID-19 Update – Any use of a church building is by permission

29 March – Number 1 Any use of a church building is by permission  On Friday I advised that Diocesan Council had formally suspended any right of entry to church buildings during the COVID19 emergency period. For clarity, any use of a church building is by permission. The current permission is outlined below – This permission

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Covid19 Update – We are the church

The Anglican Communion Office has produced a graphic stating “the church does not close, only the building. Because we are the church, the living body of our Lord Jesus and we are everywhere.” The graphic, with the diocesan logo attached, can be downloaded here. I encourage you to use it as a reminder that Jesus’

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