COVID-19 Additional and revised requirements…

24 July Every parish must register as a COVIDSafe Business Rules for singing and administering communion remain unchanged Dear sisters and brothers, Registering as a…

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COVID-19 – Update – Updated…

23 July – Number 1 Updated documents and communication Dear sisters and brothers, Every one of us is aware of the increased concern in our…

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COVIDSafe Ordination at Christ Church…

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…

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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…

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COVID-19 Update – Entry restricted…

8 July – Number 1 Entry restricted for people return from travel in Victoria Applications now open for reopening of children, youth and family ministries…

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COVID-19 Update – Hall hire…

20 June – Number 1 Hall hire can recommence subject to new COVID19 guidelines Church buildings previously used for public worship on a weekly basis…

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COVID-19 Update – Slight amendment…

13 June – Number 1 Slight amendment to service time instructions Incumbents and Churchwardens responsible for determining the number of church services on any day…

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COVID-19 Update – Application to…

5 June – Number 1 Application to re-open Opportunity and similar Retail shops is now available Dear colleagues, Parishes can now apply for permission to…

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COVID-19 Update – Application processes…

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…

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COVID-19 Update – Thank you…

26 May – Number 1 Thank you for your careful attention to detail in applications to reopen church buildings No changes in permissions Parishes urged…

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COVID-19 Update – Slow stream…

19 May – Number 1 Slow stream of applications for reopening of church buildings Guidance on baptisms Dear colleagues, Reopening applications I am grateful for…

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COVID-19 Update – Incumbents and…

15 May – Number 1 Application can be made to livestream services on a Sunday NSW Health have advised that congregation numbers doesn’t include the…

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COVID-19 Update – Incumbents, Parish…

14 May – Number 1 Application process for reopening church buildings and recommencing church activity released Dear brothers and sisters, Introduction I was grateful for…

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COVIDSAFE AUSTRALIA Update – Revised…

9 May 2020 – Number 1 Revised draft of for opening church buildings and recommencing parish operations released Details about hall hire included in draft…

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COVID-19 Update – Draft steps…

8 May 2020 – Number 1 Draft steps for opening church buildings and recommencing parish operations released The Australian Government has released a document outlining…

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COVID-19 Update – Parish Council…

8 May – Number 2 Parish Council Treasurers to provide monthly updates Payment restrictions remain in place Treasurers to continue to provide monthly updates An…

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COVID-19 Update – Wonderful stories…

8 May Wonderful stories of increased electronic giving in parishes Parishes to pay as much of their debt to the diocese on a timely basis…

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COVID-19 Update – No changes…

28 April – Number 2 No changes in the restrictions on the use of church buildings This evening I received the following advice from Multicultural…

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