Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Awabakal people, traditional custodians of this country on which we work, live, worship and pray. The place upon which we meet to worship and gather, was once known as "Ngorrion-ba"; "The place where the Emu breeds" and is now surrounded by the suburbs of Belmont North, Redhead and, Jewells . We pay our respects to and, pray God’s blessing upon, the Awabakal People and we extend that respect to their elders; past, present and emerging.
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A letter from Bishop Peter Stuart regarding the Anglican Family Violence Project can be found here.
Singing permitted in churches from 27 March Further update on COVID Safe arrangements for churches soon We have been advised that the Minister for Health has granted an exemption to the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2021 which allows singing in churches to commence from this Saturday. Under the exemption, in...
Our Diocesan Bishop, Dr Peter Stuart, addressed the Anglican Synod on Saturday about the challenges and opportunities facing the Anglican Church in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW. The address can be found here The Synod looks at the Diocese as a whole and considers the present and future challenges. The Diocese is seeking...
Singing now allowed by choirs up to 30 indoors with 1.5m between performers and 5m between performers and other people Congregational singing permitted wearing masks – maximum capacity of one person per 4sqm From 12.01am on Friday 26 February 2021 there were a number of changes to the restrictions in NSW that effect Places of...
In the coming weeks, COVID19 vaccines will be available in Australia. This is good news. Overseas evidence is showing that the immunisation program is reducing the number of hospital admissions and reducing the severity of illnesses arising from the virus. This also is wonderful news. At the heart of the Christian understanding of human relationships...
Dear sisters and brothers, Volunteers aged over 70 no longer need to obtain health declaration There is no limitation on the roles that volunteers aged over 70 may undertake Dear sisters and brothers, Roles undertaken by people aged over 70 The NSW Government has amended its advice to people aged over 70 in relation to...
Changes to Anglican leadership in Education and Child Development 11 January 2021 Dr Peter Stuart, the Bishop of Newcastle and Board Chair has announced a significant change in the leadership of Anglican schools, early learning centres, pre-schools and child development services. On 31 January, Mr Alan Green will conclude his service as the Executive Director...
A new Archbishop of Alexandria and Moderator of Pakistan have been installed as Burundi looks forward to its new Archbishop in August.
Archbishop of Canterbury and global leaders have issued a joint call for equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines around the world.
ACSC will “resource the whole Anglican Communion for courageous and confident spiritual leadership in issues involving science.”
International group of church leaders join forces in ecumenical effort to urge President Iván Duque Marquéz to end violence in Colombia.
Archbishop Justin Badi Arama calls for “an end to this senseless violence ... in a country where Christians and Muslims live side by side”.
Archbishop Hosam Naoum calls on members of the Anglican Communion, and all Christians, to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
The Tikanga Pākeha Ecumenical Group is inviting Anglican churches to host Iftar meals for their Muslim neighbours during Ramadan.
The Standing Committee of the Anglican Church of Australia has made 10 Commitments to prevent and respond to family violence after undertaking a study into the prevalence of intimate partner violence within its faith community
The Dean of Sydney, the Very Reverend Kanishka Raffel, has been elected as Archbishop of Sydney, the first person from a non-European background to hold the position.
I was saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh and join with people in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth in mourning his loss. I thank God for his life of service.
Members of the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia have heard and participated in the complex and often painful discussions about gender and sexual identity in recent years.
The Anglican Church’s highest legal authority, the Appellate Tribunal, has released two opinions on church legislation proposed by the Diocese of Wangaratta and the Diocese of Newcastle related to the blessing of same-sex marriages.
Anglicans around Australia and the worldwide Anglican Communion are mourning the recent death of Mr John Denton, a significant senior lay church leader both in Australia and internationally.
The Venerable Tom Henderson-Brooks announced the successful election of the Very Reverend Peter John Grice as the thirteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockhampton.