This Week Around the Diocese

Bishop Peter Visits Lakes Anglican

The Parish of Lakes Anglican were delighted and thankful to have Bishop Peter visit on July 11.

School Holiday Fun at Shortland Wetlands

The Parish of Wallsend recently visited the Shortland Wetlands for some school holiday fun. They are looking forward to heading back there soon to sit and pray amongst the beauty of God’s creation.

Fr Rod Bower Named in Top 100 Most Influential People of the Central Coast

Fr Rod Bower from the Parish of Gosford has been named in the Daily Telegraph’s Top 100 Most Influential People on the Central Coast, as voted by the people. Fr Rod has been named at #4 on the 100 most influential list of Central Coast residents. Congratulations Rod!

Scone Grammar School students immerse themselves in Vanuatu

The smiles say it all! A group of Scone Grammar School secondary students recently visited Vanuatu for a service trip. Both the students and the Vanuatu locals seem to be thoroughly enjoying each other’s company and sharing in each other’s culture as they visited schools and played with the children.

Crafty Kids at Wingham

A group of crafty kids had the creativity flowing this week at Wingham Parish. Beautiful creations!

Play Time at Saint Peter’s

Every Friday morning Saint Peter’s Parish Hall resounds to the sound of children playing, laughing, singing and generally enjoying themselves as part of the “Play Time” activities that take place from 10 am – 12 noon. In a new development Play Time now includes “Messy Play’ each fortnight – involving all those things that kids love but that parents often hate – Mess! Activities to date have included making painted macaroni necklaces, playing with sand, and even playing with coloured jelly.   These activities are not just for fun – they also help the children develop their fine motor skills as they explore different types of tactile play.

Anglican Care Celebrate Carers

Anglican Care had a great day at their Carers Function on Wednesday held at Toronto Diggers. The team wanted to provide an opportunity for carers throughout Anglican Care to relax and have some fun, with great guest speakers, entertainment, lucky door prizes, goodie bags and a yummy lunch.

Denman supports indigenous women

It was a great privilege for the Parish of Denman to meet Helena and the Jilkminggan community recently. The community had set up an op shop and requested clothes through a Facebook ad. The Denman Parish Op Shop and the wider Denman community rallied together to send up three bags full of fantastc summer clothes. The sale of these clothes will go towards supporting and teaching women in the community indigenous painting. What a great cause!

Barney’s Travels to Christ Church Mount Vincent

About 50 worshippers ranging in age from toddlers to grandparents joined in the parish’s monthly family service, meeting for the first time at Christ Church Mount Vincent. The theme for the day was sky and sea, with Bible readings, poetry and craft linked to the theme. The children completed craft activities of the night sky, clouds, rain and the ocean. The parish music group led some lusty singing. After building up an appetite, the congregation adjourned to the chilly afternoon in the churchyard for a sausage sizzle.

MU Visit East Maitland

The Parish of East Maitland was delighted to welcome members of the Mothers’ Union from All Saints, Nelson Bay to Saint Peter’s recently. After the morning Mass members of MU from East Maitland and Nelson Bay enjoyed morning tea and a tour of the church together. “We continue to give thanks for the ministry of Mothers’ Union in our Diocese and across the Anglican Communion.”