This Week Around the Diocese

Adopt a chick to support children who are sick

Year 12 students from Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College have been running this super cute fundraiser during their lunch break – these one-of-a-kind chicks have been available for adoption and naming. All money raised will got o the Starlight Children’s Foundation to support sick children and their families. One of the students, Grace, and her family made each of the chickens. What a fantastic effort!

The God Who Sings

The Parish of Maitland held a fundraising concert of music and readings on Friday March 16. The concert was a special fundraising event for the Aboriginal Women of the Euraba Papermakers and Artists community in North Western NSW. The concert included music from Marjorie Butcher (Soprano), Katie Donovan (Alto), Ellery Durrant (Tenor), Samuel Donovan (Bass), and Callum Close (Organ).

Messy Easter

Messy Church at All Saints, Singleton had an eggsellent time at their Messy Easter activities this week.

Easter at Scone Grammar School

Students from across Preschool to Year 12 have come together recently at Scone Grammar School for some Easter egg craft involving a lot of glue and string.

Saint Peter’s Church welcomes Fr Stephen and Sue Williams

Fr Stephen and Sue Williams have recently moved into the East Maitland area where Fr Stephen has joined Saint Peter’s as an Associate Priest, whilst Sue is serving with the Guild of Servers at Sunday Masses. When asked about why they enjoy worshipping and sharing in ministry at Saint Peter’s, Fr Stephen and Sue describe the beautiful liturgy and the level of theological discourse offered as a major point of attraction.  Sue also described the joys and challenges of building new relationships in a parish as something that she enjoys as well as planning for the future in ministries. Fr Stephen and Sue are very happy to have joined the community at Saint Peter’s and we thank God for their ministry among us.

Safety Matters at Anglican Care

Anglican Care held their first lot of manual handling training for 2018 last week – a very successful few days with 122 employees in attendance throughout the week! The safety of the residents, consumers, staff and volunteers is of huge importance to Anglican Care. “We love that our staff are so engaged in our training. It also provides a great opportunity for our staff to mix, meet and work together with employees from other sites. Because safety matters.”

Going Green for St Patrick’s Day

The Anglican Care Scenic Lodge residents (and staff) love a theme day… and they certainly got into the spirit of things on St Patrick’s Day this week – green hair and all!

Parish of Denman

The Parish of Denman were delighted to have Mark Dearnley, Vicar of St Peter’s, St Alban’s, as their special guest this week. Mark is pictured here with his equally wonderful mother and organist extraordinaire, Bridget Dearnley.