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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Check out what has been happening around the Diocese this week with a gallery of photos. Has your parish or group had a special event? Please send your photos and stories to louisemackay@newcastleanglican.org.au to be included in the Messenger.   [read_on...]

Parish of Singleton Messy Church, Parish of Terrigal Messy Church and Anglican Care have been celebrating the Olympics over the past two weeks. Check out a gallery of photos – lots of fun has been had by all.   [read_on...]

The Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar establised a #loudfence at the entrance of their church on August 21 to symbolise their support for the victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. The first loud fence was established in Ballarat in 2015 – as [read_on...]

It wasn’t all that long ago Maddi Elliott was in a primary class. In fact, she is still at school midway through her year 12 studies at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College. But next month the Gillieston Heights 17-year-old, who is currently learning to d [read_on...]

To celebrate National Op Shop Week, we encourage everyone to re-think how you can support our local church and Samaritan op shops. Samaritans have put a call out for an urgent need of op shop donations. Can you donate clothes, bric-a-brac, linen, or [read_on...]

The Council of Churches of East Asia Youth Forum was held in Kuala Lumpur recently with the theme “Rise for God and Service to Neighbours through Christ”.  [read_on...]

The Archbishop of Canterbury has described his hope of young people “being disciples of Jesus, being witnesses to Jesus and being servants of the Kingdom.” [read_on...]

Canadian Anglican leaders have given their support to the Sioux people of Standing Rock as they protest against a major oil pipeline through ancient burial grounds and the Missouri River. [read_on...]

The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop is supporting a Sioux Reservation as it protests the construction of an oil pipeline through burial grounds and the Missouri River. [read_on...]

The chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul Kwong, has called on Anglicans around the world to pray for Italy and Myanmar after separate earthquakes yesterday. [read_on...]

THE number of people supported by the Salvation Army after being rescued from slavery has increased five-fold in five years. In 2011, the charity was contracted by the Government to care for those freed from modern slavery and human trafficking in... [read_on...]

THE steady rise in the popularity of Religious Studies as an A level continued this year with almost 25,000 RS entries, an increase of 6.8 per cent on last year. This year’s figures means that the total number of entries has more than doubled sinc... [read_on...]

LOOKING for an “able and visionary priest” who can “manage the parish through a process of change”? Prepare to restrict the numbers applying for the job. This is the message of a guide to writing parish profiles and adverti... [read_on...]

THE spike in racist hate crimes after the EU referendum has revealed just how entrenched racial inequality is in British society, the equality watchdog has said. In a report, Healing a Divided Britain, published last week, the Equality and Human R... [read_on...]

THE remains of 17th-century Scottish soldiers discovered in a mass grave near Durham Cathedral will be reburied close to where they were found, despite a campaign to have them returned north of the border. The decision by Durham University follows... [read_on...]

“As Christians, we have hope. We believe God does not abandon creation and that we ourselves can become beacons of that hope by sowing the seeds of a different future”, said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, in a video message c [read_on...]

In a letter issued on 25 August, addressed to Rev. Luca Negro, president of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered “heartfelt condolences to the people who lost family members and friend [read_on...]

“I have an absolute confidence in your youthful and great enthusiasm and your heightened state of awareness that you will be ambassadors of peace, mercy and cooperation among all peoples.” This message, from Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, [read_on...]

It was with sadness that WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit received the news of the passing of Rev. Juan Abelardo Schvindt of the Evengelical Church of the River Plate (IERP), on 23 August. [read_on...]

The “Exclusion and Embrace Conference: Disability, Justice and Spirituality” was held in Melbourne, Australia 20-24 August. The multi-faith conference explored the issues of faith and meaning in the lived experience of disability. Participants discus [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...]

With the Diocese still in the midst of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in the Church, 270 people, clergy and lay, from around the Diocese of Newcastle gathered at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College on Saturday 13th August for the annual Dio [read_on...]

Held at the beautiful, historic St Peter’s Church, East Maitland on Tuesday 7th June 2016, we were made most welcome by the Rector, The Ven. Canon David Battrick BSG and staff. On a day that was fine, though very windy after a fairly extreme weekend, [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...]

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...]

 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 HeraldLive: The first day of the new ParliamentThe Sydney Morning HeraldMr Turnbull congratulates Mr Smith on his return to the speakership: "You have conducted this vitally important office with elegance, intellect, dignity, [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldOperation Spicer: Larceny charges recommended against former minister Chris HartcherThe Sydney Morning HeraldFormer NSW Liberal minister Chris Hartcher faces potential larceny charges and former Labor minister Joe Tripodi has [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldLabor boss George Wright jumps ship for BHP Billiton jobThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe architect of Labor's stronger than expected 2016 election campaign, George Wright, has quit his post as ALP secretary and will return t [read_on...]

Sky News AustraliaNo need to rush on super: MorrisonSky News AustraliaTreasurer Scott Morrison says changes to superannuation are still being negotiated and won't come to parliament until later in the year. But Mr Morrison insists the government [read_on...]

3AWMatthew Guy calls Daniel Andrews into question on 3AW Drive3AWState opposition leader Matthew Guy says he has "no idea" whether Daniel Andrews made a disparaging comment about a colleague the Premier has vehemently denied making. And whi [read_on...]

Hi! So i've been dating this girl for a while and both of us have committed to honor Christ in our relationship by following his commandments because I truly believe by doing so God will bless us. We have been discussing marriage/children/more s [read_on...]

Seems extremely sinister, abysmally inhumane and alien to demand such a thing from humans. [read_on...]

Did Okla. Police Go Too Far By Pepper Spraying an 84-Year Old Woman? Muskogee, Okla. police are investigating a pepper-spray incident involving an 84-year-old woman in her home. Fox 23 reports that officers were looking...Click to expand... Muskogee [read_on...]

Isaiah 40:22 (King James Version) It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: This verse is extracted [read_on...]

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KTVU) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the National Anthem at Friday night's preseason game. Kaepernick spoke to NFL Media after the game saying, "I am not going to stand up to sho [read_on...]

Britain’s Ordinariate is in peril View attachment 620 Hostility from the authorities, and apathy from its own clergy, have put the Ordinariate’s future in danger. But there could be a simple solution The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham [read_on...]

Interesting developments in England.... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...rishes-consider-first-step-to-break-away-ove/ [read_on...]

I'm new to the forums, and I'm Catholic. Anyone else here Catholic? Anyone Anglicans here who consider themselves Anglo-Catholic? [read_on...]

View attachment 619 Episcopal Pulpits will Lose 2000 Priests in next Six Years An estimated 1500 parishes and missions will close Christ Episcopal Church in Totowa, NJ closes (photo) By David W. Virtue DD www.virtueonline.org August 20, 2016 The Epis [read_on...]

http://seasonofcreation.com/ My Parish Church has decided that we will keep September a Season of Creation. This is a sense replaces the normal liturgical cycle of the lectionary and provides a single thread through September with the Sundays being O [read_on...]

Henry VIII

HenryVIIIIn a Church started by a man with six wives, forgiveness goes without saying.

1976 Ad for the Episcopal Church

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
  • 1835 European settlers, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, landing on the north banks of the Yarra River in Southeastern Australia, established a settlement at Port Phillip, and so founded the city of Melbourne.
  • World History
  • 1799 Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland: A squadron of the navy of the Batavian Republic surrendered to the Royal Navy without a fight near Wieringen.
  • 1862 American Civil War: In separate actions Confederate forces were victorious in both the Battle of Richmond in Kentucky and the Second Battle of Bull Run in Prince William County Virginia.
  • 1918 Fanny Kaplan shot and wounded Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin one of the events leading to the Red Terror in the future Soviet Union a repression against Socialist Revolutionary Party members and other political opponents.
  • 1984 Space Shuttle Discovery took off on its maiden voyage.

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.