This Week Around the Diocese

Breeze Summer Club Shenanigans

The Breeze Summer Club at St Paul’s, Stockton was a huge success, with kids and kids at heart enjoying singing, dancing, plays, craft, lego and more.

Back to School at Manning Valley Anglican College

The Manning Valley Anglican College Year 7 Orientation Day was held at St John’s, Taree on Monday. This was an enjoyable introduction for all students. A special thanks to Fr Peter for his time and contributions. Plus check out the gorgeous pictures of the Kindergarten class’ first day of school – great to see so many happy faces!

Christmas Fun at Gloucester

The Parish of Gloucester has shared some fabulous photos from their Christmas celebrations – including some people who are young at heart enjoying their slushies.

Scone Grammar School Students Recognised at Australia Day Ceremonies

A wonderful start to 2018 for several of the Scone Grammar School students past and present who received recognition at the Australia Day ceremonies in the Upper Hunter and Muswellbrook Shires on Friday. In Scone, Madeline Buckley was awarded the Special Excellence Award for Creative Arts; Tyler Kelly received the award for Sports in the Young Achiever of the Year Category; Elizabeth Croaker received the award for Young Citizen School Achiever and Anna Atkinson, Liam Wallace, Lleyton Hails and Bailey Park were recognised with nominations for Young Achievers. In the Muswellbrook Shire, Shannon Nichols – SGS Dux of 2017, was awarded the Young Citizen School Achiever Award. Congratulations to these students, both recipients and nominees – you should all be very proud of your achievements thus far.

Blessing of the Backpacks

The Parish of Nelson Bay had a Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday for all of the kids going back to school, as well as Zoe who is heading off to daycare. They then laid hands on and prayed for all the teachers and a school chaplain.

Australia Day Fun and Games

You can’t beat a bbq lunch to celebrate Australia Day – just ask the residents at Anglican Care’s Warnervale Gardens, who enjoyed a yummy lunch and games!

Birthday Celebrations at New Lambton

All Saints, New Lambton celebrated the December/January birthdays this week. Happy birthday to Les, Noeline, David, Gwen, John, Lorraine, Bev & Di.

Art and Craft at Forster Tuncurry

The kids at Forster Tuncurry thought about Jonah’s beach landing this week as they created beach paintings with real sand!

Cardiff Gives Thanks

The Parish of Cardiff have given thanks to Fr Gary and Benita this week – “It’s been fun having you with us as locum priest.”