Resourcing Anglicans in the Diocese of Newcastle NSW

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.

Anglican Women

Anglican Women

Anglican Women asked me to revise the web presence as they had formerly had a Drupal site they had found difficult to maintain. I set myself some design targets, seeking to make sure that the site showed a softer (more […]

Stockton Anglican

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 develop, largely governed by external issues, however the basics are now in […]

Raymond Terrace

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 Drupal, which ultimately was not what they wanted. The project went into […]

St Peters Hamilton

St Peters Hamilton

St Peters Hamilton is an iconic anglo-catholic parish in the Diocese of Newcastle. They have a long history of outstanding clergy and as a beacon of the tradition. The brief for the site was to ensure that we reflected some […]

Kurri Anglican

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 has three centres of worship, which are all connected from the home […]

Harrington Anglican

Harrington Anglican

Harrington Anglican is a website for the Parish of Harrington Coopernook. There are six centres in the parish and a real effort has been made to ensure that each of these vibrant parts of the parish are represented and have their […]

Belmont Anglican

Belmont Anglican

All Saints Belmont was my first parish website. As a member of the parish I feel a strong connection to what the site is about and I understood a lot of we are about. Belmont Anglican is a re-write of the old DNN site […]

St James Morpeth

St James Morpeth

St James Morpeth is at the heart of the history of the Diocese of Newcastle, and 2015 is their 175th anniversary. They have had  a site for some years which was an html site, which required particular software and made […]

St James’ King Street Music Foundation

St James’ King Street Music Foundation

St James’ King Street is an iconic Church in Sydney, The oldest still working Church in the City of Sydney,  at the top of Macquarie Street and with a fine and proud tradition of high quality Church Music. The work […]

Anglichat

Anglichat

Anglichat began as an experiment and in some ways has been a huge learning curve in terms of a forum. Some time back, a friend of mine had a crack at something like this and gave up on it. It […]

Woy Woy Anglican

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 a new look that maintained a continuity with the previous site and yet […]

Moving To Stillness

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 a thoroughly Australian context. I found the process of creating the website […]

Cursillo Newcastle

Cursillo Newcastle

Cursillo Newcastle ask me to work on a site, and I wanted to catch something of the De Colores – may the colours of God’s Love go with you – along with the motto of ‘make a friend, be a friend, […]

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 by it has become apparent that it is clearly one of the […]

Telarah-Rutherford

Telarah-Rutherford

The Parish of Telarah Rutherford had a site previously that they had found awkward to update. The brief was for a bold site that put forward some of the joy of the celebration of the sacramental life that is part […]

Cardiff Anglican

Cardiff Anglican

Cardiff Anglican is the site for one of the great parishes of the Diocese. The Rector is quite committed to an online presence for the parish and between the website and the Facebook page ensures that information is relevant and recent. […]

All Saints Nelson Bay

All Saints Nelson Bay

All Saints Nelson Bay is the other parish site I have completed in Dot Net Nuke. They have one person who has taken up the task of maintaining and running the site and they have done a great job, and […]

Cardiff Anglican – (reno)

Cardiff Anglican – (reno)

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 […]

S Stephens Adamstown

S Stephens Adamstown

S Stephens Adamstown is renown for the richness of its worship, it commitment to social justice, it’s involvement with the arts. The message is clear and celebrates the diversity of anglicanism. Very sure of it’s position in the context of […]

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, and the decision was taken to broaden the approach. They have vibrant […]

Kotara Anglican

Kotara Anglican

Kotara Anglican is the site for the Kotara South Parish. The Rector was keen for a strong, clean clean presence with a message. We obtained the permission of the iconographer to use the Icon ‘Pastor Bonus’ in the background and […]

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 the back of the SStephens site using wordpress multisite. That means that […]

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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The Anglican Parish of East Maitland are seeking donations of blankets, rugs and warm clothing for those in need this winter. The parish is also calling for food items for Winter including cans of soup, packets of pasta with sauce, instant noodles, r [read_on...]

During the 16-18th May, the Rev’d Julie Turnbull, rector at Toronto and CEY Ministry Development Officer, and Richard Turnbull attended the first International Messy Church Conference in the UK. The aim of the conference was to celebrating and learni [read_on...]

On Sunday May 29 the final instalment of the ABC Compass series was aired featuring Chaplain Rev’d Dr Kim Miller. The episode looks into Rev’d Kim’s role at Friendship House, a Samaritans initiative that helps newly released prisoners re-enter societ [read_on...]

Working towards Reconciliation By Peter Gardiner CEO, Samaritans The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation envisions “a united Australia which respects this land of ours, values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and provides justice [read_on...]

You can make a difference… By Peter Gardiner Chief Executive Officer, Samaritans Samaritans supported Declan* to get his life back on track after experiencing homelessness at the age of 17. (See his full story to the right.) He is now enrolled at Uni [read_on...]

A celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, called the ‘European Reformation Roadmap,’ will begin in November 2016 in Geneva, before touring across sites of significance through May 2017. [read_on...]

The global family of the Anglican Communion in action is showcased in the latest edition of Anglican World out this week. [read_on...]

The Dean of a Cathedral in Canada has said a homelessness protest camp is ‘spiraling out of control’. The Very Revd Ansley Tucker called for the tents outside Christ Church Cathedral to be dismantled and alternative accommodation found. [read_on...]

The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has opened a new parish in central France. The new church of St Alcuin of York will serve an English-speaking congregation in the Touraine. It will meet in two separate buildings: l’Eglise Protestante in Tour [read_on...]

The Revd Canon Dr Phil Groves, who for the past 10 years has led the Anglican Communion’s Continuing Indaba conflict transformation and reconciliation ministry, is to leave his post at the end of July to return to parish ministry. Dr Groves will beco [read_on...]

THE General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has approved the joint Columba Declaration with the Church of England, after hearing the Archbishop of Canterbury apologise personally for the pain felt by the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) about th... [read_on...]

THE General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted overwhelmingly to support staying in the EU, in the run-up to the referendum next month. During a short debate, members of the Assembly spoke in favour of building bridges rather than erecti... [read_on...]

ONLY two per cent of Anglicans in England and Wales are converts, a new study suggests. The director of the Benedict XVI Centre at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Dr Stephen Bullivant, has gathered statistics on religious affiliation from the an... [read_on...]

RUGBY LEAGUE fans are to be given the chance to join a choir that will lead the crowd in singing “Abide with me” before the kick-off of the Challenge Cup Final, on 27 August, at Wembley Stadium. A competition is being held by Songs of ... [read_on...]

IN September, Gloucester will become the latest Anglican cathedral to add girls to its ranks of choristers. In an article in The Times marking this development, Richard Morrison, a former chorister, regretted that “well-heeled places”, including S... [read_on...]

The World Council of Churches (WCC) continues to reiterate complaints about the interrogation and treatment of its staff and professional colleagues at Ben Gurion International Airport on 29 April-2 May. The WCC hopes both the incidents and ensuing c [read_on...]

A celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, called the “European Reformation Roadmap,” will begin in November 2016 in Geneva, then tour across sites of significance through May 2017. [read_on...]

In the old city of Acre, which is located by the Mediterranean sea in northern Israel, almost all Palestinian families are displaced. Poverty, discrimination and lack of motivation for education are some of the daily obstacles people face. [read_on...]

Eastern Germany is the heartland of the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther, but today is one of the most secularized parts of the world, says German sociologist Monika Wohlrab-Sahr. “East Germans tend to be stubborn secularists,” she said in a p [read_on...]

On the occasion of US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 27 May, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent greetings, noting that this is a time when signs of peace and justice are sorely needed. [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...]

The matter of reading one websites news feeds from another website can be accomplished in a number of ways. One of the very convenient ways is the RSS or atom feeds, which are delivered conveniently to the feed reader which has been installed in anot [read_on...]

Site Icon - This is the new Method The rise of tablets and mobile devices has meant an ongoing need to do more with the Icon than just put it in the top corner of the tab.  So the image can now be basically a normal graphic - either a jpg or a png fi [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 speakers will be from Kairos Outside for Women ( [read_on...]

Anglican Women is for ALL women, whether they belong to another organisation or none. The Annual Diocesan AW Service will, instead of the Cathedral, this year take place on Tuesday 7th June at St Peter’s, William Street, East Maitland, commencing at [read_on...]

Thank You Boxes are distributed by AW. Mrs Kerry Thompson, the wife of Bishop Greg, spoke at the 2015 Spring Celebrations about the difficulties associated with bringing together indigenous clergy from remote communities for training and support. Ang [read_on...]

The ‘Thank You Boxes’ used by Anglican Women raised $7,600 which has been forwarded to the Bishop of the Northern Territory, The Rev’d Dr Greg Anderson, for the NT Aboriginal Ministry Support Fund. This money is the gift of the Anglican Women of Newc [read_on...]

 Over very hot summer days, in the second week of Lent, 35 full-time and 15 day visitors, gathered at The old mud brick Monastery in Stroud to enjoy a time of quiet contemplation, being still and listening to God. Organised by Anglican Women, Newcast [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldElection 2016: Trade and growth set to propel Malcolm Turnbull forwardsThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe Turnbull government is breathing easier after a better trade performance over the March quarter looks set to rescue otherwise [read_on...]

The GuardianGorilla shooting: family of boy who entered enclosure being investigatedThe GuardianA boy brings flowers to a statue of a gorilla at Cincinnati zoo where a gorilla was shot dead after grabbing a four-year-old boy who fell into the exhibit [read_on...]

WAtodayMan 'fighting for his life' after shark attack at Mandurah beachWAtodayThe Department of Fisheries has set gear to capture a great white shark that is believed to have taken the leg of Ben Gerring near Mandurah on Tuesday, leaving th [read_on...]

Sky News AustraliaThree arrested after guns, explosives and drugs found at Melbourne homeABC OnlineThree people have been arrested after guns, explosives and drugs were found at a house in Melbourne's south. Detectives raided a house in Keith Av [read_on...]

Herald SunTeen boy fights off sexual assault attacker on Alamein line trainHerald SunA teenage boy was sexually assaulted on the train on the way to school. Picture: David Crosling. A TEENAGE boy has been forced to fight off a man aged in his 60s, af [read_on...]

Grace upon Grace

John1_14The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

John 1:14,16

A man sent from God

agnesdeiThere was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.

John 1:6-7

On this day in history

  • Australian History
  • 1849 Western Australia became a penal colony.  
  • World History
  • 1660 Mary Dyer was hanged in Boston for repeatedly defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1879 Louis Napoleon was killed in action during the Anglo-Zulu War sending shock waves throughout Europe as he was the last serious hope for the restoration of the Bonapartes to the French throne.
  • 1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band the celebrated album by the Beatles was released.
  • 1980 CNN was launched as the first television network to provide 24-hour television news coverage.

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. If I don't say, assume I mean Australia.