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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CockleBay Anglican

CockleBay Anglican

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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On Friday 30th June 2017, at 7pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Amanda Brockwell, Greg Colby, Melinda McMahon, and Helen Quinn will be ordained Deacon. This afternoon they joined Bishop Peter Stuart, the Very Rev’d Stephen Williams, the Rev’d Canon Kath [read_on...]

As foreshadowed at the recent Synod, the Diocesan community gathered last week to engage in a process of reflecting on our life and ministry as a diocese, both in the present and looking towards the future.  The Reverend Sandy Jones led us in reflect [read_on...]

Manning Valley Anglican College celebrate Foundation Day The entire college at MVAC came together on June 23 to celebrate Foundation Day. The Rev’d Brian officiated the K-12 Eucharist and they were treated to musical performances from the Infants and [read_on...]

Following the special Bicentenary celebrations and tower opening last month, the Christ Church Cathedral tower is now open to visitors. Now that the repairs and upgrades have been be completed the Cathedral is able to able to open the tower to visito [read_on...]

The Parish of East Maitland were delighted to welcome Bishop Peter Stuart to preside, administer the sacraments and bring his teaching at their Patronal Festival on Sunday 25th June. Bishop Peter baptised and confirmed catechumens, welcomed newcomers [read_on...]

The Rt Revd Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, has been elected as Primus for the Scottish Episcopal Church. [read_on...]

Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for eleven years up until 2002, has stood down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticised in an independent review of the church's handling of sex abuse.  [read_on...]

The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation. [read_on...]

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada reflected on the church’s role in society in an opening address to Council of General Synod (CoGS), taking place in Mississauga. [read_on...]

Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, was the guest preacher at the annual commemoration for the 19th Century African Christian missionary and martyr, Bernard Mizeki. [read_on...]

NEW plans to make the ministries of the Church of England and the Methodist Church interchangeable were revealed on Tuesday. The plans involve challenges for each Church: the adoption of episcopal ordination by the Methodists, and the temporary ac... [read_on...]

CLERGY children face an “unintentional structural disadvantage” when applying for school places, because exceptions are not always made for parents who live in tied accommodation, the General Synod of the Church of England is to hear next month. A... [read_on...]

THE General Synod is being urged to condemn conversion therapy as “unethical and harmful” by a member who says that undergoing it led her into depression and a breakdown. In a private member’s motion, Jayne Ozanne, an Evangelical from the diocese ... [read_on...]

A DEBATE on the state of the nation has been added to the General Synod’s agenda for next month by the Archbishops, using their presidential powers, in the wake of the General Election. The item is entitled “After the General Election, a still sma... [read_on...]

A CROSS-PARTY alliance over Brexit negotiations is essential to “draw the poison” from the debate, and unite the country for the common good, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. The UK is still divided one year after 52 per cent of the electora... [read_on...]

As young people from across the world gathered for a three-week Interreligious Summer School at the World Council of Churches (WCC ) Bossey Ecumenical Institute, they heard inspiring greetings about interreligious dialogue from people who encouraged [read_on...]

Countries in the Horn of Africa afflicted by droughts and war are facing famine which visits the region regularly leaving the United Nations and faith-based organizations battling to contain the current crisis. [read_on...]

Marking the end of Ramadan, or Eid al Fitr, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) offered greetings to the worldwide Muslim community. [read_on...]

Rev. Dr Sharon Watkins, chair of the board of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), spoke at the National Press Club (USA) on 21 June as part of a coalition of Christian leaders expressing opposition to federal budget cuts in t [read_on...]

At the close of this week’s “Consultation on 50 Years of Occupation and the Ecumenical Response,” held in the Holy Land, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said input received at the meeting will influence the [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...]

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...]

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...]

The Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston preached at the Annual Anglican Women’s Service held at Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle on 6th June 2017. Women from around the Diocese of Newcastle, as well as many from further afield, attended. This service was [read_on...]

AWA Conference: Anglican women in a time of change ­­‑ looking to the future It was a time of great fellowship, worship and learning as women from various parts of NSW, plus others from further afield, including the US and South Africa, attended the [read_on...]

On 6th June 2017 women from around the Diocese of Newcastle – from the Upper Hunter, the Manning in the north to the Central Coast in the south – gathered at the Cathedral to celebrate the Ministry of ALL women, lay and ordained. This year the servic [read_on...]

[Photos – with thanks to Grant Killen] On the 3rd June 2017, a special Service was held at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, to mark the 30th anniversary of women in the Diocese of Newcastle. It also sought to place this in the context of the wider [read_on...]

ABC OnlineChristopher Pyne 'very sorry' for 'damaging' same-sex marriage remarksABC OnlineFederal Minister Christopher Pyne has said he is "very sorry" for his "damaging" remarks to factional allies last Friday [read_on...]

9news.com.auMother, teenage daughter and pilot killed in charity plane crash at Mount Gambier9news.com.auA mother and her teenage daughter are believed to have died in a light plane crash on an Angel Flight at Mount Gambier in South Australia. The na [read_on...]

ABC OnlineJockey Michelle Payne to be sanctioned over banned substance prescribed by doctorABC OnlineMelbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne was prescribed a banned substance she took that will be the subject of a Racing Victoria stewards inquiry [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldEx-police chiefs charged over Hillsborough stadium disaster where 96 were killedThe Sydney Morning HeraldLondon: A solicitor, a football club secretary and four former senior police officers have been charged over the Hillsbo [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldLee Rhiannon suspended from Greens party room pending reform in NSWThe Sydney Morning HeraldSenator Lee Rhiannon has been suspended from taking part in any contentious decisions in the Greens party room until her NSW wing ref [read_on...]

I haven't seen this as a sticky thread, and I thought it could be added if the mods wanted to sticky this. The topic of abortion has been heavy on my heart the past few days and I wanted to make a place where we could all pray for the unborn chi [read_on...]

I heard my pastor say this in a sermon this Sunday. He urged us to become humble but to never think that have actually become humble. This leads to the catch-22 that anyone who claims to be humble is a liar. Good luck motivating the congregation with [read_on...]

Hi, everyone I started a game in Blessings Exchange some time ago, where you post a random comment of any sort, as long as the first word begins with the next consecutive letter. One or two seem to enjoy the game over there, so I thought I'd sta [read_on...]

Physical evidence God exists: Physical evidence Satan exists: Physical evidence atheism exists: Discuss. [read_on...]

Fidget spinners 'are satanic', claims Paraguayan pastor | Daily Mail Online An evangelical pastor has branded fidget spinners 'satanic' as they make youngsters perform a 'sign of the devil' with their hands. Juan Mariano [read_on...]

Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, colluded with senior clergy to protect a paedophile bishop. He helped to ‘deliberately conceal’ evidence which helped Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, escape prosecution for 22 years. Ball [read_on...]

Synod General Secratary, William Nye has said there's nothing to prevent "transgendered"people from renewing baptismal vows under a new name. I find this very disturbing. Not only have people decided voluntary to mutilate and maim the [read_on...]

Why do some Protestants in a life time move from Presbyterian Church to Lutheran to Methodist etc and back again ? [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...]

does anyone have any experience with the English or American missal ? Or with the enriching our worship liturgys ? Can you explain the differences between these and the book of common prayer common prayer? [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

Forgiveness

HenryVIIIIn the Church started by a man who had six wives, forgiveness goes without saying.’

The Episcopal Church –  1986 Advertisement

On this day in history

  • Church History
  • 1847 St Peter's Day, the Reverend William Tyrrell was consecrated in Westminster Abbey as the 1st Bishop of Newcastle NSW
  • World History
  • 1864 Canada's worst railway accident took place when a passenger train fell through an open swing bridge into the Richelieu River near present-day Mont-Saint-Hilaire Quebec.
  • 1889 Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to be annexed by Chicago forming the largest city in area in the United States and second largest in population.
  • 1914 During the second day of the anti-Serb riots in Sarajevo numerous buildings owned by ethnic Serbs were vandalized and looted.
  • 1950 In one of the greatest upsets in sporting history the United States defeated England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
  • 1974 Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union while on tour with the Bolshoi Ballet in Toronto.

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.