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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, once known as "Ngorrion-ba"; "The place where the Emu breeds" is now surrounded by the suburbs of Belmont North, Redhead and, Jewells, . We acknowledge the First Nations peoples continuing connection to this land, its waters and community and deep spirituality. Our Triune God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit, hovered over this land long before the arrival of Europeans. We pay our respects to and, pray God’s blessing upon, the Awabakal People, along with all the First Nations people of our Diocese, and we extend that respect to their elders; past, present and emerging.
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COVID-19 Update Important changes in COVID-19 arrangements for parishes Applications can be made for innovations or activities that do not fit in existing suite of forms CovidSafe plans must be kept up to date More people can attend church services Church services time extended to 90 minutes Parishes can recommence some hospitality ministries Dear brothers...
COVID-19 Update Dear sisters and brothers, We must continue to act as if COVID-19 is in our communities Wear a Face Mask at church Small singing groups (max 5) are permitted under strict conditions Congregational singing not permitted Services, activities and events must commence and finish at different times when using more than one building...
COVID-19 Update Dear sisters and brothers, Small singing groups (max 5) are permitted in church under strict conditions from today I am truly delighted to advise that the NSW Government has changed its guidance around singing. Congregational singing is still not permitted but a small group of up to 5 people may sing together in...
The matter of the Professional Standards COmmittee (Applicant) and the Reverend Douglas Morrison-Cleary (Respondent) has been listed for the announcement of its determination and recommendations at 3.30pm on Friday 25th September via Audio-visual meeting. The full Notice from the President of the Professional Standards Board, Margaret Sidis, can be viewed here.
Dear sisters and brothers, Church attendance and pastoral ministry must be adapted in light of increased COVID19 concerns Slight amendment to rules for weddings Permission for use of multiple buildings on the same site Dear sisters and brothers, Transmission risk – changes to ministry The NSW Government has “strongly advised” people from Greater Sydney and...
The Matter of the Professional Standards Committee (applicant) and Reverend Douglas Morrison-Cleary (respondent) has been listed for hearing at Bishop Housden Hall – Anglican Diocese of Newcastle on Thursday 10th September 2020. The full Notice of Hearing from the President of the Professional Standards Board, Margaret Sidis, can be found here.
19 August 2020 Every day our agencies, schools and parishes collectively make a difference in thousands of lives across the Hunter and Central Coast and in regional NSW. We are privileged by so many people who offer us the invitation to enter their lives and journey with them. Today, Bishop of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart...
A social media campaign, webinars and an interview with Archbishop Thabo Makgoba are planned for the 16 Days of Activism.
The Primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, has urged Christians to “not grow tired of praying for Sudan”.
Bishop Anthony Poggo leads a national online service, themed on the Anglican Communion, from the Chapel of Lambeth Palace in London.
The Anglican Communion Office at the UN is urging world governments and international organisations to partner with churches.
Anglican Communion Primates discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and called for vaccines to be made available to the world’s poorest.
The Church of Australia’s Appellate Tribunal has issued legal Opinions after referrals related to the Dioceses of Wangaratta and Newcastle.
Lambeth Palace has issued a statement about a safeguarding complaint made in June this year against the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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.
‘The Week of Prayer for Reconciliation’ (The National week for Reconciliation) did not go quite as we planned.
Bishop Grant Dibden, Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force will participate in the ANZAC Memorial Service, 10am (AEST) ANZAC Day. Livestream from ANZAC Memorial Chapel www.facebook.com/DuntroonChapel
The Archbishop of Adelaide, Archbishop Geoffrey Smith, has today (Tuesday) been elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia.