Our Diocese

The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle is your local Anglican Church in the Central Coast and Hunter regions of New South Wales, Australia.

The Diocese serves this geographical region through its 59 parishes, four schools, Samaritans, Anglican Care, Anglican Savings and Development Fund and a number of chaplaincies. We minister people in rural, regional and city areas. You can find your local church through our Find A Parish page.

The social welfare arm of the diocese, Samaritans employs staff in areas of disability, youth, children’s and community services. There are many volunteers, many of whom are parishioners, assisting with emergency relief and recycling programs. Anglican Care, aged care services for residents and in the community.

The diocese has four schools – Manning Valley Anglican College, Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College, Scone Grammar School and Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School. The Diocese has a special relationship with Newcastle Grammar School.

The CEY Commission (Children, Education and Youth) works to nurture, encourage, facilitate and resource ministry with children, young people and their families.

The Diocese

The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle is located in the state of New South Wales and extends along the coast of the state from Woy Woy to Laurieton and inland to Merriwa and Murrurundi. The cathedral church of the diocese is Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle. There are 59 parishes in the Diocese.