This Week Around the Diocese

Mad Hatters at Anglican Care

A fantastic day was held at Anglican Care’s Scenic Lodge, Merewether recently with a Mad Hatters themed event. Games, concerts, dress ups, lovely food and loads of fun were the order of the day with residents having a great time. Congratulations to the staff involved in organising such an amazing experience for the residents.

New Food Production Unit and Laundry Facility for Anglican Care

Anglican Care is currently in the process of building a new Food Production and Laundry facility in Cardiff. The current facilities form part of C A Brown at Booragul which will be undergoing a redevelopment shortly and are no longer able to cater for the growth of Anglican Care services or contemporary practice in these areas. It is anticipated that the new facility will be completed in the first quarter of next year. Pictured below are some of Anglican Care’s staff on a recent site visit to the site.

Combined Church Dinner

The Parish of Forster Tuncurry held another combined church dinner which saw seven churches united for dinner.

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral joins the Parish of Wallsend

A beautiful evensong service was held at St Luke’s Wallsend last week. The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral brought “the music of heaven”, and Fr Ken Parker preached a particularly creative and moving sermon.

Shepherds at Cardiff

“We loved being shepherds at Mass & Meal!”

Three Choir’s Festival at Raymond Terrace

The fourth annual Three Choir’s Festival was held at St John the Evangelist Church, Raymond Terrace, on 10 September. The choir of some 30 singers was made up of choristers from St James’ Morpeth, St Peter’s East Maitland and St John’s Raymond Terrace. The conductor for the occasion was Callum Close, Cathedral organ scholar. Callum drew on his expertise, humour and patience to workshop the group during the afternoon and a wonderful Choral Evensong followed. The guest preacher was Fr Paul West of St Mary’s Maitland and the officiant was the locum at St John’s Fr Arthur Martin. Planning has already begun for the fifth festival in 2018.

Anglican Women Celebrate

On September 7 close to 20 Anglican Women from the Maitland and Paterson Deaneries gathered in the Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar for eucharist. This was followed by a presentation by Brian Holmes from Anglican Overseas Aid.