This Week Around the Diocese

End of Summer Celebrations

The Parish of Nelson Bay celebrated the end of summer with a special Family Beach Party this week. Looks like everyone had a great time!


Talitha Girls Show Love Through Creativity

It is a wonderful thing to make items for other people, especially if those gifts can then encourage and build the faith of their recipients.   The Girls’ Bible Study Group at Saint Peter’s Church, East Maitland, decided last year that they wanted to direct their creativity toward something for their Church family and began to make beautiful bookmarks, painted in a variety of styles, and each with a Bible verse chosen by one of the girls. On a weekend in February the girls set up at the back of the Church and gave a bookmark to every person that wanted one.  The girls also had a donation box and collected any donations toward family ministries at Saint Peter’s Church.

Young people like these Talitha girls are making the transition from primary to high school, often changing school communities entirely and trying to find a way to understand their faith in God in an ever-changing world. Saint Peter’s Church community applauds the Talitha girls’ initiative and supports them as they engage with different ways to show love.


Mothering Sunday

The Parish of Terrigal shared these photos from their Mothering Sunday service at Holy Trinity.


Interfaith Service at Harrington-Coopernook

Pictured below are Coptic Priest Fr Carys, Coptic Bishop Daniel, Rev’d Helen, Fr Peter, Coptic Priest Fr Shenouda at a recent meeting at St John’s Taree. Rev’d Helen did a welcome to country. There were also discussions of persecution in Egypt, Syria and Sudan of the Christians. There was a lot of mutual support and love offered.


World Day of Prayer

The Parish of Harrington-Coopernook also came together for a World Day of Prayer service at St Peter’s, Harrington this week.


Community Connect Day

Kesh and some of the team from All Saints, Nelson Bay were out in the community this week at a Community Connect Day. Great way to strengthen those community connections.


Lent at Wingham

The Parish of Wingham have been remembering the sacrifice Christ made for us and the difference it makes in our lives as they made hot cross buns last Sunday.


BTAC Look After the Environment

The OOSH Students at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College have been taking care of the College surrounds for Clean Up Australia Day. They learnt about how we are responsible for our own environment and how to look after it. Great work!


Mass & Meal at Cardiff

The team at Cardiff had great fun at Mass & Meal last week!