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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Saint Peter’s Emergency Relief in the Parish of East Maitland was recently nominated for the City of Maitland Service Award. In a ceremony held on the 9th of May at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Mayor Cr Peter Blackmore presented the Emergency R [read_on...]

An 80 strong team of Anglican Care staff, families and friends participated in the “Memory Walk & Jog” for Alzheimer’s Australia in Teralba on Sunday May 21. Each jog they took raised funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s and Dementia with more tha [read_on...]

More than 80 Anglican Care residents headed back to High School today, Wednesday May 24, as they walk the red carpet as VIP guests at the Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College’s production of High School Musical. Anglican Care’s Residents, Home Care Consum [read_on...]

Tribute to Bishop Greg The Parish of Gosford have used their famous church sign to thank and pay tribute to Bishop Greg Thompson. Selfies with Bishop Greg Rev’d Kesh Govan from Parish of Nelson Bay shared his selfie with Bishop Greg at the farewell s [read_on...]

The Rev’d Bryce Amner was commissioned Priest in Charge of the Parish of Georgetown on Monday 22 May. Check out the gallery of beautiful photos taken by Eduardo Hernando.   [read_on...]

Anglican Mission Agency, the USPG is standing in solidarity alongside the Philippines Independent Church following the arrest of a bishop on what it describes as 'the spurious charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions’. [read_on...]

Former United States president Barack Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in front of tens of thousands of people on 25 May, the first full day of Germany’s biggest Protestant gathering, the Kirchentag, or “ [read_on...]

People in two dioceses on opposite sides of the globe are today (25/5) engaging in their first joint annual prayer day. The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, and the Bishop of Northern Argentina, the Rt Revd Nick Drayson have sent recipr [read_on...]

The Bishops of Angola, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe took part in recent World Malaria Day events along the shared borders between the four countries. As Southern African countries move closer to malaria elimination, increased community and church in [read_on...]

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has expressed serious concerns about the declaration of martial law on Tuesday in Mindanao in southern Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte.   [read_on...]

GUNMEN have shot dead 28 people in an attack on a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in Egypt. The Archbishop of Canterbury said on Friday that he was “heartbroken by the news of another awful attack on men, women, and children, ... [read_on...]

THE raising of the national terror threat to its highest level has had implications for many churches. On Wednesday, it was announced that Birmingham Cathedral would be closed for 24 hours, “subject to re­­view”. The Acting Dean, Canon Nigel Hand,... [read_on...]

OLDHAM had been “rocked” by the deaths of Alison Howe and Lisa Lees, mothers who had been waiting to collect their daughters at the Arena, the Vicar of St Mary with St Peter, Oldham, the Revd Derek Pal­mer, said on Wednesday. A “steady trickle of ... [read_on...]

TWO landmark documents of Brit­ish history are to be ex­­hib­ited together in Durham Ca­­thed­ral this summer as part of the ca­­thedral’s £10.9-million Open Treasure programme. Durham Cathedral’s Magna Carta copy is the only surviving example of ... [read_on...]

THE Primus of the Scottish Epis­copal Church (SEC), the Most Revd David Chillingworth, has written positively of the “renewed friend­ship” between the SEC and the Church of England, 18 months after the Columba Declaration caused “deep concern” for... [read_on...]

Reconciliation was once primarily seen as a message of the church but is now used by secular leaders trying to establish peace in communities torn by conflict and war, the WCC president for Africa, the Rev. Mary Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, has said at [read_on...]

In the journey to overcome internal divisions separating Christians, the top leadership of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF), World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), and the Vatican's officials for promoting Chris [read_on...]

Governments’ foreign policies need to change to focus on issues such as global inequalities that drive conflicts in many parts of the world, the moderator of the WCC Central Committee, Agnes Abuom, said at a forum in Berlin with German foreign minist [read_on...]

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned an attack on a bus in Egypt carrying Coptic Christians. Twenty-six people are dead, according to media reports, after unidentified gunmen opened fire on the bus. [read_on...]

Marking an important milestone in the history of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey, the first candidate of the institute’s doctoral programme successfully completed his research with a viva voce examination at 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...]

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...]

Manning Deanery Anglican Women recently heard Dr Julianne Stewart speak about how the Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) interprets its call to join in God’s mission in the world today. Julianne spoke mainly about the Community Development work of ABM, [read_on...]

  TMA Posted on: May 2, 2017 3:31 PM The seven female bishops of the Provinces of the Anglican Church Australia and of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have used their first ever meeting to speak out “for the well-being of girls and women across t [read_on...]

The Anglican Women’s Autumn rally at Gloucester for the Manning Deanery went really well, with over fifty in attendance. Dr Julianne Stewart, Program Director, spoke about the work of ABM. In seeking to follow Christ, ABM works with Anglican churches [read_on...]

Please uphold the organisers in prayer and give thanks for those who will be take part at this special gathering. If you would like to be a part of this, register now! Or just attend the Cathedral service on Tuesday 6th June – no registration require [read_on...]

The Anglican Women Australia Conference, 5-8th June, hosted by Anglican Women in the Diocese of Newcastle is drawing ever closer! We have been able to extend the deadline for registrations to 18th May. With the theme, ‘Thanksgiving for the Ministry o [read_on...]

Courier MailCorby's lavish spending queriedCourier MailTHE Corby family is fast becoming Australia's more garish version of the Kardashians, pointedly posting their every move since Schapelle's deportation from Indonesia on social medi [read_on...]

ABC OnlineManchester attack: Bomber's network potentially still at large, British Interior Minister saysABC OnlineMembers of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, British Interior Minister Amber Ru [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldMan hospitalised after assault at University of Sydney weddingThe Sydney Morning HeraldA 55-year-old man is in hospital in a critical condition after he was allegedly assaulted at a wedding at the University of Sydney. Police [read_on...]

McCulkin daughter pleads for body locationThe AustralianThe daughter given up by her murdered Queensland mother Barbara McCulkin, and half-sisters has made a plea for the killers to give up the location of their bodies. Mrs McCulkin gave up her first [read_on...]

Perth NowWho impressed in Domain Stadium thriller?Perth NowWHO'S hot and who's not from Greater Western Sydney's thrilling eight-point win over West Coast at Domain Stadium. WHO'S HOT. Lewis Jetta. Much maligned in his season-and- [read_on...]

BBC Two - The Day the Dinosaurs Died There was an interesting program on last night about the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs if anyone's interested. For those not inclined to watch it, or are unable to view the BBC iplayer, this article i [read_on...]

This Daniel scripture says this: Dan 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. The prophecy of Daniel is very important to unders [read_on...]

a) Jesus died for the sins of the elect. Unbelievers have to go to Hell to pay for their sin. b) Jesus died for the sins of everyone, except for the unforgivable sin (continued unbelief). Unbelievers go to Hell because of that sin. [read_on...]

Hell, actually the Lake of Fire, is eternal punishment; conscious punishment. The human nature (1Co 2:14) has a hard time accepting the concept at times, especially when they do not accept God's Word on the matter. Why have people suffer forever [read_on...]

A college buddy of mine was texting me about his favorite oldies. One was Janis Joplin's cover of Cry, Baby. It got me thinking about few of my favorite covers. All other submissions welcome. I like this better than the Marvelettes. One of John [read_on...]

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

Gender theory banned in NSW classrooms View attachment 766 NSW students will no longer be taught that gender is a ‘social construct’. File picture The Australian | 12:00AM February 9, 2017 NSW public school teachers have been banned from teaching gen [read_on...]

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13550590-the-practice-of-religion This great and glorious book is now on sale through DEUSBOOKS.org, the official BCP supplier for the Anglican Province of America (APA). Just received my copy and believe me, it com [read_on...]

NSW Australian Lawmakers Vote to Keep Abortion in Criminal Code News: World News View attachment 765 by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant.com • May 12, 2017 SYDNEY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Lawmakers in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) are [read_on...]

Greetings to all. Would this be an appropriate forum to ask for help in trying to set up a Pilgrim's halt on the Via Turonensis (Voie de Tours) on the route to St James at Compostella? It is in France in the Charente Maritime and would be set up [read_on...]

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

God’s Trust

Mother TheresaI know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he did not trust me so much.

Mother Theresa MC

On this day in history

  • World History
  • 1176 Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines: The Lombard League defeated the forces of the Holy Roman Empire in Legnano in Lombardy the present-day Italy.
  • 1780 American Revolutionary War: A mainly Loyalist force rejected the Continental Army troops' surrender at the Battle of Waxhaws and continued killing the Patriot soldiers including men who were not resisting.
  • 1914 The ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the Saint Lawrence River after colliding with the Storstad killing 1012 on board.
  • 1954 The first annual Bilderberg Group meeting of leaders from European countries and the United States took place in Oosterbeek in the Netherlands.
  • 1985 A wall at Brussels' Heysel Stadium collapsed under the pressure of football fans escaping a riot before the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus killing 39 people and injuring over 600 others.

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.