This Week Around the Diocese: 180 yrs at Raymond Terrace & Blessing of the Pets

180 years of Anglican worship in Raymond Terrace

On Sunday 29 September, parishioners from St John’s and friends from the wider community celebrated 180 years of Anglican worship in Raymond Terrace.  The celebrations took place at the Junction Inn – where it all started in 1839.  Approximately 70 people were present as we celebrated “Eucharist at the Junction” – where we also admitted 3 young girls – Jasmine Dendle, Layla Tucker and Jasmine Elzinga to Holy Communion.  Music was provided by out band, Noah’s Wife and everyone joined in the singing with fine voice.  With an outlook onto the Hunter River and also to where the Williams River flows into the Hunter River, the location on a sunny Sunday afternoon was one of relaxation looking out over GOD’s wonderful creation.

St John’s, the Church we worship in, was built in 1862 and so we look forward to celebrating 160 years of worship in 2022.


Blessing of the Pets

Many of our parishes held services of blessing for furry and not-so-furry loved ones over the last week. Here are some photos from the Blessing of the Pets at Old Bar Anglican Church last 6 October…