This Week Around the Diocese
Gosford Celebrate NAIDOC Week
Fr Rod Bower pictured with the Aunties for NAIDOC Week 2018 to celebrate the theme, Because of her we can. “For us to have a healthy spirituality in Australia there requires a deep listening to the songs that have echoed through this land for 65000 years.”
Gloucester Mothers Union
The Parish of Gloucester spent a morning thanking God for the Gloucester Mothers Union this week, which has been going since 1961 with 3 foundation members seeing it through till today – Joy, Daphne and Val. The morning even included the Hokey Pokey!
Anglican Women Knit for Seafarers
Georgetown Anglican Women organised volunteers to knit 230 beanies, scarves and gloves to keep visiting seafarers warm. The knitters came from members of the parish, their friends and members of Weight Watchers around Newcastle. The knitwear was blessed in church on Sea Sunday and will be donated to the Mission to Seafarers in Wickham. Pictured are some of the happy knitters.
Frosty Mornings at Stroud
The Parish of Stroud experienced a minus 1 winter early morning this week…
Winter Wonderland at Wyong
The Parish of Wyong became a winter wonderland this week as part of their Kids Club holiday activities.
Forster Tuncurry Hearts Painting
The kids showed off their artwork to the church community – they loved painting galaxies and hearts and experimenting with paint and cookie cutters.
Wallsend Visit Walka Miniature Railway
Some of the kids and families had a great afternoon at the Walka Miniature Railway on Sunday.
Jonah comes to Cardiff
The Parish of Cardiff held another Mass & Meal this week to learn more about Jonah and the Whale.
Nelson Bay Mothers’ Union visits East Maitland
The ladies of Saint Peter’s East Maitland Mothers’ Union were delighted to welcome their counterparts from Nelson Bay Mothers’ Union on Friday 13th July when they travelled to Saint Peter’s Church to participate in the Friday morning Eucharist. Following the Eucharist, the visitors were treated to a tour of Saint Peter’s Church, led by Parish Priest, Fr David Battrick, who pointed out some of the special features of Saint Peter’s Church, a Heritage listed church of great beauty. To finish off their visit the ladies from both Mothers’ Unions enjoyed lunch at the nearby East Maitland Bowling Club before heading back to Nelson Bay.