This Week Around the Diocese
Scone Grammar School devour dozens of donuts to donate…
Scone Grammar School had some time out to munch on yummy donut – 60 dozen of them – to raise funds for the Cancer Council by supporting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – it was a “hole” lot of fun!
Successful Shave and Morning Tea
The Parish of Lakes Anglican hosted an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on May 19 with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council. Rev’d Tim Waghorn also shaved off his hair, raising over $600 to find a cure!
A thank you from Harrington-Coopernook
The Parish of Harrington, Coopernook, Mitchell Island, Lansdowne, Upper Lansdowne farewelled and thanked the Rev’d Helen Holliday for her ministry.
Reconciliation Week at Toronto
Cessnock Corrective Services Chaplain, the Reverend Di Langham, held a moving service in the parish church of Christ the King, Toronto on Sunday 27th May. The service was centred around Reconciliation and used a Liturgy written by fellow Aboriginal Anglican Priest Glenn Loughrey. Aunty Di has been a Chaplain at Cessnock for the past 18 years and shared some of her story with us; Di said having both Aboriginal and white parents is a privilege which allows her to understand both cultures. To the right are some pictures of the service. The moving of the pews in a diamond shape created a very different worship space.
East Maitland’s Emergency Relief Harvest Festival
An enthusiastic team of volunteers from Saint Peter’s Church, East Maitland, work closely with Samaritans to provide an Emergency Relief program two days a week (Tuesday and Thursday). Team members meet with people in need of food, financial assistance and other emergency relief services. The Emergency Relief team works closely with the Saint Peter’s Op Shop to support clients to stretch the dollar and make ends meet in tough times. The recent Harvest Festival appeal called for items of food and personal items to stock up the Emergency Relief pantry. We received plentiful contributions of goodies to distribute to clients and give thanks to the people of the parish for their generosity and support of this vital ministry.
Onions, Parfait and Cake
The Parish of Nelson Bay held a “Girls Night In” Bible study night with a Biblical look at the parable of the prodigal son on May 26.