This Week Around the Diocese

Manning Valley Anglican College celebrate Foundation Day

The entire college at MVAC came together on June 23 to celebrate Foundation Day. The Rev’d Brian officiated the K-12 Eucharist and they were treated to musical performances from the Infants and Primary Choirs, Chelsea, Faith and Amber, and some of the cast of their upcoming musical. They then participated in a range of carnival activities including the jumping castle, bungee run, velcro wall and sumo suits. It was an enjoyable day for all!

A Taste of Spain at Nelson Bay

The ladies of Nelson Bay had a special girls night in fiesta this week.

A right royal time at Anglican Care

A right royal time was recently had at Carey Bay Gardens when residents and staff of Lavender Court celebrated the birthday of our beloved Queen Elizabeth II. Each resident made a bejewelled crown to wear and each were dressed in royal robes, complete with lavish jewellery. Residents dined on golden themed food for afternoon tea and were photographed in their splendid regalia holding the royal sceptre. A jolly good time was had by all!

“Food, Glorious Food!”

Parish of Singleton’s very own Lucy and Charlie Murry both had performances in Oliver! over the last two weeks.

Thanksgiving at Denman

The Parish of Denman held Thanksgiving Sunday celebrations this week. Fr Ray Manuel was the guest speaker. Morning tea and bring and share lunch was held in the hall after the service.

This Week at Mt Vincent and Weston

The weekly Barney’s Service was missing a few regulars however all enjoyed worshipping together with the themes of the Holy Trinity and Adam and Eve. Plus it was a trifle chilly inside Christ Church Mt Vincent on Sunday morning, so Mother Theresa decided to celebrate the eucharist in the warmth of a beautiful winter’s day outside.

Wallsend Sunday School Party

A lively baptism service was followed by the Sunday School Party out in the glorious sunshine at St Luke’s Wallsend this week. Donut King Wallsend generously offered of some seriously awesome donuts! Yum! Plus, the Islamic Centre of Newcastle hosted an  interfaith Iftar dinner at the Mayfield Mosque on June 20, at which Fr Andrew was invited to speak. Amazing hospitality and generosity of spirit.