Swansea MU supports Indian Leprosy Mission Hospital

Swansea Parish, especially the Mothers’ Union, supports the Leprosy Hospital at Naini in India, through knitting cotton bandages for the patients. We first heard of this project through Windale MU members who have been involved for some time. Nick and Heather Smith from East Maitland gave a most interesting and informative talk, supplemented by a

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Backpacks for Syrian Refugees

The Parishes of Bateau Bay, Gosford, The Entrance and Woy Woy have recently provided 50 backpacks for Syrian refugee children who are making their new homes in Newcastle. In September 2015 the Federal Government announced it would accept 12,000 extra refugees affected by conflict in Syria and Iraq. Very slowly, these refugees are being processed

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Homelessness Counts: Parish of Gosford

When I first became Rector of Gosford at the end of last Century I discovered that local churches, in keeping with St Paul’s injunction, were certainly not “lacking in zeal” when it came to serving the Lord in the homeless (Romans 12:11). In fact there seemed to be a great deal of competition, if little

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Homelessness Counts: Christ Church St Laurence

OUR SHELTER “I feel like an observer and I want to participate,” says Allan, a first time guest at our homeless shelter at Christ Church St Laurence near Sydney’s Central Station. Allan has a debilitating illness which has, over the past eight-years, deprived him of everything – wife, family, job and home. His blood circulation

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Homelessness Counts: Parish of Merewether

Thank the Lord for his guidance, encouragement and love, for he has guided and encouraged our minister and the congregation at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Merewether, over the last three years in exploring a ministry of serving the disadvantaged and homeless people in our area. Merewether is fairly unique in Newcastle in that it is

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Homelessness Counts: Christ Church Cathedral

Food Collections for the Samaritans These are collected after each of the four services which are held at the Cathedral on Sundays. The Cathedral parishioners are always very generous in donating food items throughout the year but are particularly generous during the colder winter months. It is apparent that all people are more mindful of

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Homelessness Counts: Parish of Beresfield/Thornton

Free Sunday Lunch Program The Free Sunday Lunch Program in the parish of Beresfield/Thornton is service to provide a meal every Sunday to the homeless or those who would not generally be able to afford or prepare a hot meal (or salad in the summer). The program provides a meal to anywhere between 20-50 people

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Homelessness Counts

Homelessness Week 2016 takes place throughout the week of August 1-7. Homelessness Counts is the theme for 2016, encouraging all to recognise that those experiencing homelessness are a valuable part of our society and must be supported! Across the Diocese many churches and Samaritans are endlessly working to support the homeless communities of Newcastle, the

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