This Week Around the Diocese

Bishop Peter Visits Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School

Last week Lake Grammar – An Anglican School welcomed Bishop Peter Stuart to the school. It is always wonderful to have his presence within our school community. The day started with a student-led Q&A session during Chapel which was very insightful, during which Bishop Peter’s advice to students of ‘be kind’ was an extremely powerful message. Next some visits to classrooms got some more deep and meaningful questions from the little people in our school which certainly brought about a chuckle.

Confirmation Day at Terrigal

Bishop Peter visited Holy Trinity Terrigal on June 3 for Confirmation Day.

Ladies Afternoon at Saint Peter’s Church

A recent initiative at Saint Peter’s Church, East Maitland, is the “Ladies Afternoon” which is providing an opportunity for fellowship and fun together with presentations and discussion topics for ladies of all ages. Earlier in the year the ladies were delighted to hear from Ministry Assistant, Kimbalee Hodges, who spoke about her pilgrimage to the Holy Land and the impact it had on her. The next Ladies Afternoon is on Sunday 17th June at 2 pm in Saint Peter’s Parish Hall that will include a “High Tea” and a presentation from Elizabeth Brown on faith in Jane Austen’s life and writing, as well as exhibiting and explaining some of the historical clothing worn in that era. We are pleased to extend an invitation to any ladies interested in attending – there is no charge and we would be delighted to welcome you.

God’s Colourful Creations Descend on Nelson Bay

While the Parish of Nelson Bay were talking about celebrating the Holy Spirit in Church this week it was not doves that descended on them, but instead these beautiful examples of God’s colourful creation. They seemed to very much enjoy the cookies that the Frog Kids (Sunday school) had made. They brought a smile to peoples faces as they marvelled at their beauty.

Cardiff Community Lunch

St. Thomas’ Cardiff held their Monthly Community Saturday lunch for June – thanks for sharing these great photos.

Anglican Care Host Biggest Morning Tea

Last week Anglican Care’s Jesmond Grove held TWO Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea events. Staff, residents and their families came together for a lovely High Tea which rose over $450 in donations to the Cancer Council. Fabulous effort Jesmond Grove!