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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The Governor of NSW has been very keen to provide all citizens with encouragement during our experience of lockdown. She has prepared a brief message for Anglicans in NSW. A link to access Her Excellency’s message to Anglican congregations throughout the Province can be found here. It is suggested that this message be included in...
A Media Release from the Premier and Health Minister regarding new Covid-19 restrictions for Greater Sydney effective from 4pm today can be found here. Please note – parishes on the Central Coast must not sing at worship and must wear masks. The maximum capacity will be determined by the 4sq metre rule.
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...
The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Pope Francis, and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, issue joint message on creation.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has addressed the House of Lords about the ongoing humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.
Anglican Communion plans viral video campaign for 30th annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 Nov to 10 Dec).
The General Synod of the Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo has elected Dr Titre Ande as its next Primate and Archbishop.
Archbishop Justin Welby, Pope Francis and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland speak out on the 10th anniversary of South Sudan.
First round of six-month programme of Bishops’ Conversations “a joy”, says Lambeth Conference company Chief Executive Phil George
The Bishop of Polynesia, Archbishop Fereimi Cama, Primate of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, has died.
Anglican Primate urges Immigration Minister to exercise discretion to let this family stay.
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.