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Parish Websites Newcastle

Parish Websites.

In general most parish websites are quite good. Some of course could be better, but that is life. We need to be abreast of changes in the internet. Parish Websites are often the first view many people get of our community of faith. Well designed, information rich, parish websites help make a good first impression.

Saturday of the Nineteenth week in Ordinary Time

Cardiff Anglican

Revised Site It's a few years since we last addressed the Cardiff site, fairly soon after their new Rector was inducted. Now that the parish has got a...

St Peters Swansea

St Peters Swansea

St Peters Swansea was the first parish site I made using WordPress. At the time I believed it would be adequate for the task. As time has gone...

Taree Anglican

Taree Anglican

Taree Anglican is the result of a decision by the Parish to update their web presence. They had been served by an html site focussed on St Johns,...

Raymond Terrace

The Church St John the Evangelist, Raymond Terrace, has a long, proud and catholic history in the Diocese of Newcastle. Some time back they had a website in...

Woy Woy

Woy Woy Anglican

The Anglican parish of Woy Woy has has a website using wordpress and structured more as a blog than a Content Managed Website. The task was to find...

Moving To Stillness

Moving to Stillness s in a sense a different website in that it is promoting a book which represent and contemporary approach to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in...


Stockton Anglican

The Stockton Anglican site replaces an earlier html sit that had lost its way and become difficult to maintain and update. The site has taken some time to...

Theatre On Brunker

Theatre on Brunker

Theatre on Brunker is a community based ministry extension of S Stephens Adamstown. The theme used is a basic WordPress theme kept very simple and is hosted on...

Kurri Anglican

Kurri Anglican is a revised website for the Parish with a more clean lines approach endeavouring to reflect a contemporary image to visitors to the site. The Parish...

Hamilton Anglican

The Anglican Parish of Hamilton, Diocese of Ballarat When I was rung about a website by the new Rector of Hamilton, of course I was posed with the...

Parish Websites : Ministry - Mission - Message

Calendars, News Sheets and Sermons may be part of Parish Websites. Parish Websites help people stay in touch with church life. Parish Websites are tools for ministry and mission. They are not simply marketing. Parish Websites help us proclaim our message. Many people use mobile phones to browse the net. As a result 'responsive' design is a must. One of my tasks is to develop Parish Websites. I also help with websites for church groups. 

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An Evening of Celebrations at Anglican Care A wonderful event was held at Bulahdelah Bowling Club last week to celebrate the joining of Great Lakes Aged Care and Anglican Care. The function also celebrated the significant impact Great Lakes Aged Care [read_on...]

On Sunday 13 August the Parish of Cardiff held a special farewell service to give thanks for the ministry of Canon Katherine Bowyer. Sunday was Canon Katherine’s last day at the Parish of Cardiff, where she has been parish priest for four and half ye [read_on...]

This week Samaritans Information and Neighbourhood Centre Cessnock provided a copy of Tiddalick the Frog, plus puppets and resources, to each school in the area. The books were presented to the schools in acknowledgement of this year’s NAIDOC Week th [read_on...]

The Diocesan Leaders’ Conference is currently meeting at Potter’s Hotel Brewery Resort, Nulkaba. The conference will take place over Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 August. The main speaker is Bishop Jeffrey Driver, former Archbishop of Adelaide, who is ta [read_on...]

On Saturday 12 August 200 people from the Diocesan community gathered at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College for the Diocesan Convention. As in past years, as people left they spoke of an encouraging and educative day as we explored together what it is t [read_on...]

For the first time in its 70-year history, the Ming Hua Theological College has been approved to offer Bachelors and Masters degree courses. [read_on...]

A round-table discussion on disability has brought together participants from eight faiths to explore how communities can promote inclusion. [read_on...]

The Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church is inviting Christians to join a global Bible study of Luke and Acts around Easter 2018. [read_on...]

Mass burial ceremonies for the victims of this week’s catastrophic landslides in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown have begun. [read_on...]

The Archbishop of Rwanda, Onesphore Rwaje, has told children from the church to see themselves as future leaders of church and country.  [read_on...]

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has joined faith leaders and politicians in expressing his sorrow for the 14 people who were killed and hundreds more injured in a spree of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the surrounding Catalonian region in Spain ... [read_on...]

VISITOR numbers at churches and cathedrals fell significantly last year, “largely driven” by a drop in visitors to St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey, a report by Visit England states. The report Visitor Attraction Trends in England 2016, published l... [read_on...]

THE leadership of St Sepulchre’s, City of London, has said that it will “reflect and pray and consult”, after a vote by the PCC to stop hiring the church to outside organisations provoked outcry from musicians. Recognised as the National Musicians... [read_on...]

PRISONERS will not be successfully rehabilitated unless they are ensured regular contact with their families, a review of the prison system has concluded. There is, however, an “unacceptable inconsistency of respect for the role families can play ... [read_on...]

MESSY VINTAGE, an offshoot of Messy Church, serving elderly or vulnerable church­goers, has crossed the sea from its founding church in Jersey to receive an enthusiastic re­­ception in the parish of Chidham, West Sussex. The scheme was established... [read_on...]

As Sierra Leone coped with the aftermath of a devastating mudslide while facing the threat of another slide, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered condolences and prayers. [read_on...]

After a van plowed through a crowd in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain, on 17 August, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit called for an end to attacks on innocent people and a unified voice of justice [read_on...]

At a 12 August press conference in Amman, the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, All Palestine and Jordan Theophilos III said that a decision delivered on the 7 August by Israel’s Jerusalem District Court regarding two hotels near the Jaffa Gat [read_on...]

As calm returned to Kenya after a week of tensions and violent protests, religious leaders were stressing actions that could move the country forward, despite a presidential election result dispute that has deeply divided the East African nation. [read_on...]

In Cameroon, adolescents and young people ages 15-24 partly account for high new HIV infections, which largely occur through unprotected sexual intercourse. This current HIV prevalence among youth may compromise the present and future development of [read_on...]

The Anglican Parish of Hamilton, Diocese of Ballarat When I was rung about a website by the new Rector of Hamilton, of course I was posed with the challenge as I had already worked with the Parish of Hamilton in the Diocese of Newcastle. It is not th [read_on...]

Anglican Parish of Cockle Bay New Website for a Parish with a long history. The brief was brief, and the main purpose of the site is to introduce for to the parish, and hopefully encourage people to be part of the community of faith. The post CockleB [read_on...]

What is Filioque Filioque is a Latin word which translates as 'and the son'. The Filioque Clause are the three words added to the procession of the Holy Spirit in the Nicene Creed. We believe in the Holy Spirit the Lord, the giver of life w [read_on...]

Revised Site It's a few years since we last addressed the Cardiff site, fairly soon after their new Rector was inducted. Now that the parish has got a new rhythm when Canon Katherine asked me about a few changes, it seemed to me it was time to s [read_on...]

caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right Anglican Church of Australia Australia The General Synod of the Australian Church functions as a forum for the 23 Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia, grouped into 5 provinces or regions. The Genera [read_on...]

Guest speaker at the Spring Celebration services around the Diocese Brian Holmes, will be talking about Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. This is an Anglican-owned hospital, and the work that they fund is all to do with their breast cancer work. It involve [read_on...]

Planning is underway for the Silent retreats for women, which are held each year in Lent. The venue for February 2018 will be the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines, situated on beautiful Lake Macquarie, not far from Toronto. Dates & Cost: T [read_on...]

The first week of September always sees the Spring Celebrations organised by Anglican Women in the various Deaneries of the Diocese of Newcastle for everyone who would like to come. This year the guest speaker will be Brian Holmes from Anglican Overs [read_on...]

Anglican Women’s Sunday is held on the last Sunday in July each year. This year it will fall on Sunday 30th July. Its purpose is to celebrate ALL Anglican women across the Diocese and the good work they do on behalf of your parish, the community and [read_on...]

It has just been announced that: The Revd Canon Katherine Bowyer, Rector of the Parish of Cardiff  since 2013 and Director of Formation, is to be the next Dean of Newcastle! She is the first woman to take this role and also the first to be locally bo [read_on...]

ABC OnlineNick Xenophon refers his election to High Court to clarify questions about his citizenshipABC OnlineCrossbench senator Nick Xenophon has announced he will refer his election to the High Court after discovering he has a form of British citiz [read_on...]

The AustralianBarcelona terror: Suspects had planned much larger attackThe AustralianSuspects in Spain's twin terror attacks had been planning an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police have confirmed. A cell of [read_on...] Steve Bannon declares Donald Trump's presidency 'over' Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon has declared the president's days are over as he retakes control of the alt-right news blog Breitbart. “T [read_on...]

Brisbane TimesFire crews continue to battle Sunshine Coast bushfire as possible wind change keeps tensions highBrisbane TimesResidents in the Sunshine Coast are again being urged to consider evacuating, as a bushfire rages towards homes on Saturday. [read_on...]

Daily MailNew senator lays out welfare reform planThe AustralianA newly minted crossbench senator has detailed her plans for welfare reform in Australia. Independent senator Lucy Gichuhi told Weekend Sunrise on Saturday that the government should ens [read_on...]

Carl Icahn relinquished his role as “special adviser” to President Trump on regulatory reform on Friday afternoon, capping a tumultuous week for the president’s circle of business counselors. Carl Icahn quits role as ‘special adviser’ to Trump [read_on...] CEOs from the business world are abandoning him. Leaders from the arts community have exited stage left. And now President Trump heads into the weekend with a [read_on...]

In British politics the nation focusses a lot on gay issues. As Christians most, if not all will be have something to say about gay matters. My biggest problem is when some Christians say gay sex is not a sin when as the Bible explains, it clearly is [read_on...]

James is writing to Jewish Christians. In his letter he says: "But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing." (James 1:25) [read_on...]

All 16 of the prominent artists, authors, performers and architects on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned on Friday, the latest group to protest Donald J. Trump’s defense of white nationalists after the violent demonstr [read_on...]

View attachment 800 Mon Aug 14, 2017 - 3:56 pm EST Franklin Graham calls out Planned Parenthood for pushing transgenderism on 3-year-olds CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, August 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — U.S. Christian evangelist Franklin Graham blasted Pl [read_on...]

View attachment 801 Chris and Henry Flanagan-Kane were the first gay couple to become civil partners. Fri Aug 18, 2017 - 12:51 pm EST VICTORY: Gay ‘marriage’ is not a right, can be banned, N. Ireland court rules BELFAST, Northern Ireland, August 18, [read_on...]

I would like to read people's interpretation of this piece please [read_on...]

Hi, I'm a traditional Anglican worshipping in the Church of England in an 11th century church in Bristol, England. I lean towards Anglo-Catholicism, but fall short of being an out and out papist. I'm one of those who has trouble being descr [read_on...]

Hello everyone i am 19 years old (20 in 10 days God Willing ) and i am Romanian and Greek i was born in (funny enough ) a seventh day adventist familly who left eastern orthodoxy before my birth. as i was growing up i read about most of the world rel [read_on...]

God was man in Palestine

BabyJesusNo love that in a family dwells, no carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells can
with this single truth compare – That
God was man in Palestine and lives today in Bread and Wine.

Christmas by Sir John Betjeman

Depends on its Creator

SanctuaryLightBanishment is more protection than punishment…In a tender maternal moment before Eve and Adam leave, God makes clothing for them. This is not the action of a frightened God who clings to divinity, but of a free and loving God who knows that human life cannot be full unless it depends on its Creator for its divinity.

Gerald May ~ Addiction and Grace

On this day in history

  • World History
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Jacobite standard at Glenfinnan in the Scottish Highlands to begin the Second Jacobite Rising.
  • 1895 American outlaw and folk hero John Wesley Hardin was shot dead by an off-duty lawman in El Paso Texas.
  • 1953 Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
  • 1960 Soviet space dogs Belka and Strelka began to orbit the Earth aboard the Korabl-Sputnik 2 spacecraft.
  • 2005 Thunderstorms in southern Ontario Canada spawned at least three tornadoes that caused over C$500 million in damage.

Newcastle, NSW Australia

Each Anglican diocese has its own unique name. the Diocese of Newcastle (NSW) came into being by Royal letters patent in 1847. The Diocese of Newcastle UK came into being by act of the English parliament in 1882. Many think we copied the English, however on this occasion the English copied the Aussies!

My home diocese is Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia. So, if I don't say, assume I mean Australia.