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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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

S Stephens

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...

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...

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...

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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Anglican Care Northwood Retirement Living Tenambit – our Villas at this lovely boutique village continue to sell off the plan. Now is a great opportunity for people to pick their preferred villa style and location within the village and take advantag [read_on...]

Camden Haven Spring Fair The Camden Haven Church Spring Fair at Lakewood was a huge hit with bargain hunters and church supporters on October 7. There were hundreds of people milling around the many stalls and sites, snapping up the odd bargain or tw [read_on...]

“We have shared a great nourishing meal together” Last Tuesday night a crowd of 50 gathered to engage in conversation with our Catholic and Anglican Bishops about morals, ethics and good decisions. Bishop Bill Wright of the Catholic Diocese of Maitla [read_on...]

Anglican Care held the Hunter Sensational Seniors Big Day Out on October 12. The Big Day Out was a a day of fun, laughter and celebration of their wonderful seniors. Entertainment included magician “The Amazing Ophir” and local musician, Mick Fetch, [read_on...]

Scone Grammar School was a world of colour last month, hosting a Colour Run to celebrate the end of term 3. The Colour Run was an opportunity for everyone to simply finish the term having fun together. Organised by the SGS P&F, the Colour Run was [read_on...]

Burundi’s religious leaders are urging their government and the international community to strengthen efforts for peace and reconciliation. [read_on...]

Three women from Malawi are to receive the Order of the Epiphany – the highest lay honour of the Anglican Church of Central Africa. [read_on...]

A new Dean is needed for St Frumentius’ Theological College in Gambella to train clergy for the growing number of Ethiopian Anglican churches. [read_on...]

The Church needs to focus with urgency and passion on what will last forever – Archbishop Moon Hing told a mission conference in Singapore. [read_on...]

Anglicans have taken part in a wide variety of events to mark the ecumenical Season of Creation, which runs from 1 September to 4 October. [read_on...]

SEPARATED Churches cannot grow in holiness unless they grow in communion, Pope Francis told Roman Catholic and Methodist theologians at a gathering in Rome on Thursday. The occasion was both to mark 50 years of Roman Catholic-Methodist dialogue, a... [read_on...]

THE 2017 Church Times Green Church awards were announced on Monday at Lambeth Palace. Among those honoured were a church that shares its heating with a neighbouring school, another that has transformed an area of waste ground, a congregation that ... [read_on...]

CHESTER police have announced that they have conducted an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse made against a former Bishop of Chester, the Rt Revd Victor Whitsey, who died in 1987. They confirmed on Tuesday that, were he alive today, he... [read_on...]

THREE bishops have sharply criticised the record of Ecclesiastical, the insurance company, over its treatment of abuse survivors on behalf of the Church of England. In a letter to Mark Hews, the chief executive of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Grou... [read_on...]

A NEW project that seeks to get churchgoers to look out for signs of modern slavery in their communities has been launched this week, as new statistics revealed the number of victims of slavery has increased by at least 300 per cent in the past fi... [read_on...]

A consultation in Arusha, Tanzania, has issued a communique entitled “Sustainable Peace in Burundi.” The meeting, organized by the World Council of Churches and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, drew [read_on...]

Church leaders in Kenya are proposing a national dialogue conference to help find ways of the resolving the current political and social crises facing the East African nation. [read_on...]

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has developed a platform to facilitate networking and collaboration among churches and partners in the implementation of the Churches' Commitments to Children. The digital map portrays and links the efforts of [read_on...]

”What does Reformation mean for Africa in 2017 in the church and in the society, in the context of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace?” [read_on...]

Relations between the WCC and the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue in Tehran go back more than 20 years. One recent fruit of this relationship has been the developing links between the WCC and the University of Religions and Denominations in the Ir [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...]

A Quiet Day has been organised by MU, to which all are welcome, at St Mary’s Anglican Church, 68 Church Street, Maitland, on Wednesday, 18th October. It will commence at 9.30am and finish at 12. The post MU Quiet Day at Maitland appeared first on Ang [read_on...]

People from the Central Coast Deanery gathered at Holy Family Church, Wyoming. The Ahli Arab Hospital is a haven of peace in the middle of Gaza, one of the world’s most troubled places. A Palestinian territory (41km long x 12km at its widest), with a [read_on...]

Australia has its first female Anglican archbishop with Kay Goldsworthy to lead the church in WA. She was a guest speaker at the recent Anglican Women Australia Conference held in Newcastle. We congratulate her on this next stage of her ministry and [read_on...]

Anglican Women has again organised 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 the western shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, between To [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...]

Sky News AustraliaCassie Sainsbury back in Colombian courtSky News AustraliaAccused Australian drug smuggler Cassandra Sainsbury is appearing in a Colombian court in a secret hearing listing the charges against her. The closed court is an unprecedent [read_on...]

The AgeMan dies after pub brawl in EildonThe AgeA man has died after a brawl outside a pub in Eildon, about 140 kilometres north-east of Melbourne. Police believe a group of men were fighting outside the Eildon Holiday Resort when one of them fell an [read_on...]

Families prepare for crewmates recoveryShepparton NewsA fishing trawler which sank off the Queensland coast has been located and will be resurfaced. Share · Share · Share · Email; 0 Comments. Share · Share · Share · Email; 0 Comments. The families of [read_on...]

ABC OnlineSuicide bombers target Afghanistan mosques, killing at least 63 peopleABC OnlineSuicide bombers have struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at l [read_on...]

NDTVN. Korea to continue nuclear tests: reportThe AustralianA North Korean diplomat says Pyongyang intends to continue its nuclear testing program in the interests of self-defence and accuses US President Donald Trump of playing "nuclear footbal [read_on...]

The tables have turned and what was once the media’s favorite message — President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election — has now grown silent. Apparently, it’s Bill and Hillary Clinton who’ve been doing the behind-scenes and suspic [read_on...]

This study is available in Spanish here. To view a list of all studies in this blog, click here. Recommended before reading this study, The Identity... Rome, the Future Capital of the Future United States of Europe, and the Destruction of the Vatican [read_on...]

When I used to participate in the general C/E debate over a decade ago, a common refrain from the creationist/ID side was how evolutionary biology was doomed, more and more scientists were rejecting it, and that it would eventually be replaced by som [read_on...]

This thread was split automatically after 1000 replies and this thread has been automatically created. The old thread automatically closed is here: "ABC's of lonnnnng words (7 and over letters) (7)" ABC's of lonnnnng words (7 and [read_on...]

God’s Word teaches us what to believe. We learn specific truths from the Bible, sometimes called “doctrines”, or more simply “beliefs”. The Bible also teaches us to think like God thinks. The more we read and listen to His Word, the more our thought [read_on...]

Are Anglicans of all stripes united in the belief that Jesus is present in the Eucharist? Is there room for disagreement among individual churches without breaking their communion with the others? I'm pretty ignorant of anything not Latin-rite C [read_on...]

I'm a Roman-Catholic struggling with some things going on in my church and with some theological issues. I've been a traditional Catholic for a while (SSPX), but I realised that there are some theological problems. After that I attended a G [read_on...]

I currently have been using the 1979 BCP from TEC. It has served me well, but I've wanted to expand my resources for prayer. I've seen so many other Anglican prayer books available including St. Augustine's prayerbook and the COE Commo [read_on...]

I have recently joined a Forward in Faith Anglican Church as I have found myself to be more Anglo-Catholic, however I still visit my previous church for worship who currently has a female priest. I know you probably have debated this issue on this fo [read_on...]

Can we pray the rosary, use prayer candles, etc. btw I more or less am a Anglo catholic but I just want to know if we can. [read_on...]

Pure in Heart

candleHandsBlessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.’

Matthew 5.8

Firmly I believe and truly

TrinityFirmly I believe and truly God is Three, and God is One; And I next acknowledge duly Manhood taken by the Son.

John Henry Newman, ~ The Dream of Gerontius

On this day in history

  • Australian History
  • 1978 After reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft Frederick Valentich disappeared in unexplained circumstances while piloting a Cessna 182L light aircraft over the Bass Strait to King Island Australia.
  • World History
  • 1805 Napoleonic Wars: Lord Nelson signalled "England expects that every man will do his duty" to the rest of his Royal Navy forces before they defeated Pierre-Charles Villeneuve and his combined French
  • 1854 Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to Turkey to help treat wounded British soldiers fighting in the Crimean War.
  • 1910 HMS Niobe arrived in Halifax Harbour to become the first large ship of the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 1944 World War II: German forces surrendered to American troops ending the three-week-long Battle of Aachen.

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.