This Week Around the Diocese

Keble Celebration at the Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral held a Keble Celebration on July 13. Bishop Peter presided at the celebrated Eucharist and Scott Cowdell (Canon, Prof and Dr!) preached at the Eucharist and spoke at the dinner to follow.

Mass & Meal at Cardiff

The Parish of Cardiff held another great Mass & Meal night, learning about Mary Magdalene and remembering that Jesus calls us by our name. Special thanks to Sue for some awesome craft! Plus the Mothers’ Union were priveleged to hear from guest speaker The Rev’d Greg Colby.

Messy Church at Muswellbrook

Another successful Messy Church was held at St Alban’s, Muswellbrook recently. Looks like a lot of fun. Check out the great piccies!

Youth at Lakes

There has been so much youth and kids ministry at Lakes Anglican recently! Check it out!

Area Deanery Meeting at Stroud

It was Fr Martin’s turn to host the Area Deanery meeting at Stroud Rectory. The Area Deanery is pictured here enjoying beautiful food thanks to Tosia Cribbin and Br Alfred SSF, after the Eucharist.

Anglican Care Luncheon

The Anglican Care CEO, Colin Osborne, hosted a fantastic lunch at the Kilpatrick Court Café recently for a number of their special staff members who were being formally recognised for their ongoing contribution to Anglican Care and the care and support they provide to their residents and consumers. The six staff members were Janet Sykes, Britainy Howard, Toby Mills, Leonie Slee, Jacqui Culver and Trish Stowe. One of the things that these staff all have in common is their passion for assisting seniors to achieve the best quality of life possible.


Kids Church at Maitland

Check out these cute pics from Maitland Parish – sowing good seed in the field.

Seafarers enjoy a taste of Australia

The Mission to Seafarers recently took a group of Seafarers to Blackbutt reserve on their first trip to Australia. They were so happy to see Kangaroos, Lyre birds, Koalas and to walk through with the surrounding families / children on school holidays. One and a half hours of positive change and joy for them was so apparent!


Toddlertime at Forster Tuncurry

Cuteness overload at Toddlertime at the Parish of Forster Tuncurry.


Barney’s Service at Mt Vincent and Weston


The Parish of Mt Vincent and Weston held a lovely Barney’s Service recently which saw families come together to worship and share a meal. The children enjoyed creating their own Abraham and stars crafts before heading outside to eat pizza and have a run around while adults had a chat. Plus, Barney’s Club started back term 3 last week – it was great to catch up and hear stories about the holidays. The club spoke about being a good friend and treating each other how they would like to be treated.


Patronal Celebrations at Telarah-Rutherford

The Parish of Telarah-Rutherford celebrated the feast of St Christopher, one of the patrons of their parish. “May we be inspired by the example of St Christopher and bear the Christ-child on our shoulders out into the community beyond our church doors.” Plus – Fr Chris ran a little over 4 hours in the Winery Marathon last weekend raising money for Aspect Hunter who do great work for kids living with autism. Well done Fr Chris … you are an inspiration!