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.

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. 

  • Newcastle
  • ACC
  • Church Times
  • WCC
  • Angdon
  • Anglican Women
  • Google
  • XnForums
  • Anglican Forums

On January 29 the Parish of Wallsend farewelled The Reverend Canon Sally Gero at her final service before retirement. “May your retirement be as fruitful as your ministry!”   [read_on...]

Parish of Harrington-Coopernook The parish had an enjoyable time on February 5 as Bishop Peter confirmed Makayla at St Peter’s. Parish of Nelson Bay Some of the young people of the parish of Nelson Bay out and about in the community at the Bunnings B [read_on...]

Have a look at these fantastic photos of the Blessings of the Backpacks from across our diocese! Parishes including Belmont, Greta/Branxton/Lochinvar, Cardiff, Mt Vincent & Weston, and Nelson Bay held blessings both in and out of the church. Rev’ [read_on...]

Our Anglican schools across the diocese welcomed the Kindergarten students of 2017 earlier this month. Check out these super cute photos from Scone Grammar School, Lakes Grammar and Manning Valley Anglican College. Welcome to our new students! We hop [read_on...]

In January 2017, eight students from Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College along with Mrs Demmocks, College Librarian, and Mrs Moulds, College Counsellor, ventured off to Cambodia on a Service Trip for three weeks. They started in Phnom Penh, the capital, [read_on...]

A tree planting programme for London’s churches supported by the Mayor of London, is aiming to make neighbourhoods greener and more attractive for bees.  [read_on...]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the US-based Episcopal Church has led a reconciliation pilgrimage for bishops and Episcopal Relief & Development supporters to Ghana. [read_on...]

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been visiting Burundi and Rwanda over the weekend as part of a week-long visit to Africa. [read_on...]

The Anglican Church in Malawi is taking a multi-faceted approach to mission - and USPG's Lent appeal is for Malawi.  [read_on...]

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod of the Church of England setting out the next steps following this week’s vote at Synod not to “take note” of a report on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships. [read_on...]

OTHER church leaders have joined the Archbishop of Canterbury in condemning the Government’s announcement last week that only 350 unaccompanied refugee children will be transferred to the UK from Europe. In a joint letter to the Home Secretary, Am... [read_on...]

THE Chancellor of the diocese of Leicester refused a petition for a faculty to permit the mounting of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) plaque on an inside wall of the porch of St Bartholomew’s, Welby, in Lincolnshire. The church, a Grade II* listed b... [read_on...]

1 Sixteen young people from across Nottingham were the year’s first candidates to be confirmed in South­well Minster this month. Aged 11-14, they came from the Minster School; St Wilfrid’s, Kirkby-in-Ashfield; St Thomas’s, Aslockton; and St Andrew... [read_on...]

THE Consistory Court of the diocese of Blackburn has made an exception to the general principle that living donors should not be commemorated in stained glass or other church artworks. A faculty was granted for an inscription to be added, giving t... [read_on...]

THE BBC radio series of Welsh hymn-singing, Caniadaeth y Cysegr, is celebrating 75 years on air this month. It is broadcast on BBC Radio Cymru, on Sunday afternoons. Caniadaeth y Cysegr was first aired on the BBC Home Service on 15 February 1942, ... [read_on...]

Rauha. Paix. Friede. Paghidait. [read_on...]

“Now is the time for someone to take action, to start building that bridge. It is possible, if we all contribute our part,” said WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in Oslo, Norway on 17 February. Speaking at a convention of union members [read_on...]

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed sadness on 16 February with the news of a bomb attack on the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine in Sindh province, Pakistan. [read_on...]

Christianity is growing faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world says Rev. Fr Dr Lawrence Iwuamadi, Professor of Ecumenical Biblical Hermeneutics at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey. He was the convener of a discussion on the Anthology of Afr [read_on...]

The WCC celebrated implementation of its responsible water commitments in an event on 15 February in the Ecumenical Centre. The WCC became a Blue Community In October 2016. The special occasion was marked by the visit of Dr Maude Barlow from the Blue [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...]

From 5-8th June 2017, Anglican Women Australia will hold their bi-annual State Conference, hosted by Anglican Women, Diocese of Newcastle. It will take place at Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Road, Argenton, a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie, near New [read_on...]

Anglican Women has been able to send $6,000 to Alzheimers Australia (NSW), the money raised through Thank You box giving from September 2015 to September 2016 – a wonderful effort. Thank you to all who contributed! The post $6,000 raised for Alzheime [read_on...]

Venue: St Joseph’s Spirituality  Centre, Kincumber South Theme: JOY: The post Lent Retreat for Women**(Note only weekend) appeared first on Anglican Women. [read_on...]

Anglican Women in the Manning Deanery has organised a Quiet Day 2016 to be held on Monday 7th November at St. John’s Anglican Church, 294 Victoria Street, Taree. Conductor will be Mrs Kara Ford. The post Quiet Day at Taree appeared first on Anglican [read_on...]

This weekend, 14-16th October, a weekend for women who have a family member or friend in prison, takes place at Myuna Bay on Lake Macquarie. This ‘special time’, Friday afternoon to Sunday evening, is covered by prayer, 24/7. Please add your prayers [read_on...]

NEWS.com.auWoman's badly decomposed body found in bushland near Mt Macedon, VictoriaNEWS.com.auFORENSIC testing is being carried out on a body found in the Victorian bush that is 52 kilometres from the site where missing woman Karen Ristevski wa [read_on...]

New York TimesTrump tweets more criticism of SwedenThe AustralianPresident Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden's immigration policies. The president tweeted on Monday that: "The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large s [read_on...]

NEWS.com.au'My disability pension will produce far more for Australia than any politician ever will'NEWS.com.auWHEN she took her problem to Q & A, Fred Thorpe's wait for answers wasn't as long as the 90 minutes a day for two w [read_on...]

ABC OnlineNew South Wales HSC syllabus gets overhaul with more complex topicsABC OnlineThe New South Wales Higher School Certificate syllabus has been given a radical overhaul for the first time in 16 years, with a renewed focus on "rigour, thor [read_on...]

Yahoo7 NewsMuslim students at NSW public school can refuse to shake hands with womenYahoo7 NewsMale Muslim students at a NSW public school are now officially allowed to refuse to shake hands with women, due to religious beliefs. Close. Play Video. Pl [read_on...]

With more and more Catholic bishops standing up for the rights and lives of immigrants and undocumented workers, and opposing Trump's plans for a wall and deportations, it may not be long before the American Catholic Church is in his crosshairs. [read_on...]

Hey all (AV the copyright cheque for the title is in the mail...) In a recent conversation with a church leader he expressed the idea that as an atheist I simply can't understand scripture as accurately as he does. He pointed out that Jesus taug [read_on...]

Question in brief: Do Orthodox affirm that they are save by faith alone, but not that a faith that is alone for true faith includes works? Background: I am trying to work through the role of works, if any, in justification. Being that I come from a R [read_on...]

Hello everyone, I have a question regarding modest dressing for women. Traditional teaching in churches and conservative Christianity says that a woman should not dress in anyway that would encourage men to think sexual thoughts or desire them in any [read_on...]

Does the theory of evolution include how life got started? If not, does the theory of evolution treat abiogenesis like it treats God? Examples: Abiogenesis has nothing to do with evolution. Take your discussion about abiogenesis elsewhere. Leave abio [read_on...]

..... Here is my reasoning as to why the New Testament is not inerrant: My view is that the original text, now lost, was inspired by God. However... i. due to mistranslations from the Hebrew to the Greek, then to the Latin, and finally into English - [read_on...]

View attachment 711 ​ In a way this Article sits with the last in terms of the understanding of the relationship between Church and State. In all matters of governance the Church is understood to be the servant of the State. The clear intention being [read_on...]

Might it be possible for all to unite under a common banner? Would it be of benefit? [read_on...]

"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." - Christ Jesus I'm a charted accountant. I'm 25 and am [read_on...]

I know the following articles are dated but I had never heard of this. Is this something that is still happening? I am shocked at such sacrilege! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1097027/posts http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...910177/Vicar- [read_on...]

Anglican Evangelism

JohnFor many Anglicans, Evangelism means doing something nice for someone and hoping that somehow they will be able to guess why!

a quip – The Rev’d Julia Perry

Carl Barth on Care

ChristusNo community, whether family, village or state, is really strong if it will not carry its weak and even its very weakest members…A community which regards and treats its weak members as a hindrance, and even proceeds to their extermination, is on the verge of collapse.

Karl Barth ~ Church Dogmatics III.4

On this day in history

  • Church History
  • 1245 Thomas the first known Bishop of Finland was granted resignation by Pope Innocent IV after having confessed to torture and forgery.
  • World History
  • 1804 Built by Cornish inventor Richard Trevithick the first self-propelled steam locomotive first ran in Wales.
  • 1828 The inaugural issue of the Cherokee Phoenix the first newspaper in a Native American language was published.
  • 1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto
  • 1919 Bavarian socialist Kurt Eisner who had organized the German Revolution that overthrew the Wittelsbach monarchy and established Bavaria as a republic was assassinated.
  • 1952 Protesters in Dhaka East Pakistan walked into military crossfire demanding the establishment of the Bengali language as an official language.

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.

Newcastle Crest