This Week Around the Diocese

Bishop Ric Thorpe Visits the Diocese

Bishop Ric Thorpe visited the Diocese last week for a clergy and lay conference at St John’s Church, Raymond Terrace. Bishop Ric shared the things that were learnt throught London’s 100 New Worshipping Communities by 2020 project.

Anglican Care Residents Support Charity

Anglican Care shared these photos of the wonderful C A Brown Retirement Living Residents – these special and inspiring ladies meet fortnightly to work on various projects for charity. To name a few – reusable, washable bandages for The Leprosy Hospital in India, crocheted blankets for the Samaritans (they have produced 500+ of these blankets) and knitted teddy bears which are used for christenings.

Gloucester Kids Church

The Kids Church and Music Time at the Parish of Gloucester have had a great time this term, learning about what it means to live for Jesus.

Cessnock NAIDOC Services

The Parish of Cessnock have been recognising the NAIDOC Week 2018 theme, Because of her we can, in their NAIDOC Services this week.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral has been acknowledging and praying for the First Peoples of the Diocese this NAIDOC Week, especially the Awabakal, Biripi, Darkinjung, Geawegal, Kamilaroi, Worimi and Wonnarua peoples.

Samaritans Winter Appeal

The friendly team from Samaritans were located outside Woolworths at Westfield Kotara last week to collect donations for their Emergency Relief Centres to help locals in need. You can continue to support their Winter Appeal by dropping donations at their Warabrook office.

“Man Talk” at Saint Peter’s Church

On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of each month, the Saint Peter’s “Man Talk” group meets to consider in depth a passage of scripture related to the current month’s theme. The group read and talk through the verses from one of the Gospels, reflecting on its meaning both in the time of Jesus and in our lives today.  The men uncover and reflect on their personal insights from the passage, ensuring that everyone around the table is able to contribute the discussion in a non-confrontational and encouraging way. Man Talk offers the right mix of fellowship and bible study between like-minded Christian men.