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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Held at the beautiful, historic St Peter’s Church, East Maitland on June 7, we were made most welcome by the Rector, the Ven. Canon David Battrick. On a day that was fine, though very windy, about 120 people attended from 37 parishes. Bishop Peter St [read_on...]

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THE Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has begun a “rapid evidence assessment” as part of its investigation into the Anglican Churches in England and Wales, the Inquiry’s Counsel, Ben Emmerson QC, said this week. Mr Emmerson made ... [read_on...]

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A five-day consultation on “Evangelism in Theological Education and Missiological Formation In Africa” drew some 25 participants who explored what it means to live out authentic Christian witness within secular, multicultural and multi-religious cont [read_on...]

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With less than a week before hotly contested local elections, church leaders in South Africa have appealed for calm and asked political leaders of all political parties to help contain dissent. The run-up to the elections on 3 August has been marred [read_on...]

To help the world’s children become HIV-free, faith groups must help bring UN goals to life through strong advocacy, rapid action and unprecedented collaboration, say experts. Children must be helped onto a “Super Fast Track” to end AIDS or they will [read_on...]

An historic event is coming up, and we invite you to join and support it. At the Rio 2016 Olympics, for the first time ever, a team will represent those women, men, boys and girls displaced from their homes by crisis. The WCC encourages all people an [read_on...]

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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...]

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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...]

There will be a Prayer Service for the Royal Commission on Sunday 31 July at 5pm at St Luke’s Wallsend. This act of Prayer and Worship is open to all people. The Service will consist of readings, hymns, symbols and prayer. The post Prayer Service for [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...]

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...]

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Is there an Anglican service for exorcisms and then blessings of that which has been exorcised? I am speaking of exorcisms of houses and such. [read_on...]

Let me start out by saying I am quite aware that Anglicanism has it's roots in the reformation. Had the continental reformers not broken with Rome and charted protestant theological statements, the Church of England and her sisters around the wo [read_on...]

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To conquer by forgiveness

CrucifixThe glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

William Blake

I dwell among the people

John Henry NewmanI sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: Go down again – I dwell among the people.

John Henry Newman

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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.