This Week Around the Diocese

Christmas Cheer at Branxton

The Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar delivered a little Christmas cheer this week singing Christmas carols as they walked through Branxton Gardens.

Riverbank Service

St John’s Raymond Terrace held their annual Riverbank Eucharist last week, organised by the Mothers’ Union. Fr Steve Niland celebrated at the service, followed by a simple “Loaves and Fishes” meal.

Beautiful Sunset

Rev’d Andrew Eaton captured this beautiful photo from Nobby’s of the Cathedral at sunset.

Gloucester Kids

Teaching these little people about Jesus has been a highlight every week this year. Such joy, enthusiasm and curiosity at Gloucester

Dungog Adopts a Ship

Last week all the gifts and goodies collected at the Parish of Dungog over the past month were packed into boxes and taken to the Mission to Seafarers at Newcastle. Last year they decided to “adopt a ship” and send gifts and Christmas greetings to seafarers who find themselves far from home at Christmas. Pictured are Margaret, Sandie, Ros, and Gina – who were among the team of packers.

Rev’d Amanda Graduates

The Rev’d Amanda Brockwell graduated at St Paul’s Manuka on Monday. Congratulations.

63 Years in the Priesthood

The Parish of Terrigal blessed Fr Roy to celebrate his 63rd year of priesthood.

Christmas Celebrations at Anglican Care

Residents, staff and visitors of Anglican Care Toronto Nursing Home had a fun filled Christmas Party Day with a concert, delicious lunch, and carol singing this week. It’s clear the Toronto staff love dressing up as you can see by some of the outfits – which the residents loved discussing!

Community Christmas Celebrations

The Dyers Crossing community in the Parish of Forster Tuncurry came together to celebrate Christmas together. Everyone loved the children’s muscal contributions as well.

Carols on the Hill

Saint Peter’s at East Maitland celebrated Christmas with Carols on the Hill on Friday.

Wallsend sings for Aged Care Residents

The Parish of Wallsend came together to sing carols for residents at Wallsend Aged Care this week. What a great way to share the joy of Christmas.

Parish Celebrations

The Parish of Telarah-Rutherford came together at Lorn Park Bowlo for the parish Christmas party this week.