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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Monday 10 April, Samaritans celebrated Youth Week with a community event organised in consultation with young people in the Hamilton South area. There was a great turn out from the community with over 150 people attending to enjoy a BBQ, games, wo [read_on...]

Easter Family Fun at Gloucester The Parish of Gloucester held an Easter Family Fun morning on April 12 to bring the community together over Easter. The Easter Family Fun morning was a great way to celebrate God’s BIG love for us at Easter and connect [read_on...]

Parish of Belmont Beautiful photos from the Parish of Belmont including the New Fire at All Saints, the Good Friday service, a spectacular Ecumenical service at Redhead Beach, and Easter Sunday photos in the church. Parish of Dungog Amazing photos fr [read_on...]

On Wednesday March 12th clergy and laity from across the Diocese of Newcastle came together at Christ Church Cathedral to renew their commitment to Christian ministry. The service, led by Bishop Peter Stuart, reflected on the year that has been. He s [read_on...]

On the Wednesday of Holy Week the Diocesan family gathered at the Cathedral to reflect on ministry, renew ministry vows, and bless the holy oils for the coming year.  This is in line with the wider church’s tradition of blessing oils and renewing ord [read_on...]

Fr. Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada,  last month. [read_on...]

Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme “Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership” in a 20-22 April consultation in Bangkok, Thailand. [read_on...]

The Communications team at the Anglican Communion office has produced a short film highlighting the work of directors and staff. It also gives a taste of the work of the Anglican Alliance which is based in the same building in west London. [read_on...]

The Task Group set up by last year’s Primates’ gathering and meeting has been meeting in London this week with the emphasis on understanding diversity within the Anglican Communion – and recognising the many areas of unity.   [read_on...]

The former Editor of The Tablet, Catherine Pepinster, has been appointed as the UK Development Officer for the Anglican Centre in Rome. [read_on...]

THE consecration of a “missionary Bishop” for Anglicans who want alternative oversight in the Church of England is being considered by Primates meeting in Lagos this week, GAFCON UK confirmed on Monday. In a response clarifying a report in the Mai... [read_on...]

RACHEL BOULDING, deputy editor of the Church Times, died on Easter Saturday evening, aged 52. She had cancer, but had continued to work for the paper until the last few days of her life. She died peacefully in a hospice near her home in Sherborne.... [read_on...]

THE Islamic State group (IS) has claimed responsibility for an attack on police officers in central Paris on Thursday which left one policeman dead and two others wounded. The attacker, who was shot dead by other security forces, has been identifi... [read_on...]

THE Prime Minister’s decision to hold a snap General Election on 8 June gives voters a chance to act on behalf of the poor, church figures have said. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s office said that he would not be commenting on the election; but t... [read_on...]

PEACE in Syria will be impossible to achieve without co-operation with Russia, the Bishop of Coventry, Dr Christopher Cocksworth, said this week, amid warnings that rela­tions between the countries were further deteriorating. “The geopolitical rea... [read_on...]

The Ecumenical Patriarch, His All Holiness Bartholomew I, delivered a public address at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 24 April as part of his official visit to Switzerland on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his enthronement as Ecumenical [read_on...]

Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme “Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership” in a 20-22 April consultation in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was convened by the WCC department [read_on...]

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will participate in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the enthronement of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, organized by the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, 22-24 Apri [read_on...]

For most of the world’s newest nation, wracked by internal conflict, joy seems far away, and yet for Christians, Easter is still a time of hope. A recent message from the South Sudan Council of Churches says the Resurrection reminds us that even in t [read_on...]

"You can use either name,” he jokes when introducing himself. A cheerful man with a strong passion for dialogue, peace and reconciliation, Zoughbi Zoughbi sees his job as a "way of living - or a commitment, rather than a task", as he p [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...]

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...]

  Anglican Women of Australia in the Manning Deanery of Newcastle Diocese will hold their AUTUMN CELEBRATION on Thursday at St Paul’s, 61 Ravenshaw Street, Gloucester. ALL women are most welcome!Anglican Women of Australia in the Manning Deanery of N [read_on...]

The 2017 Anglican Women’s silent Lent retreat at St Joseph’s Retreat Centre at Kincumber. What a wonderful time of refreshment, fellowship, worship and laughter! Our theme was ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength’ (Neh. The post A joyful 2017 Lent R [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...]

South China Morning PostIvanka forced to defend Trump at Berlin women's summit as she makes foreign debut as 'first daughter'South China Morning PostIvanka Trump, making her overseas debut as the US “first daughter” at a women's s [read_on...]

NEWS.com.auTrump and Turnbull to meet for first timeNEWS.com.auPRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump will have their first face-to-face meeting next week, the White House has confirmed. The two leaders will meet in New York on [read_on...]

ABC OnlineCory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives to amalgamate with Family FirstABC OnlineThe Australian Conservatives party, represented in the Senate by Cory Bernardi, will amalgamate with the Family First Party, the ABC understands. Key poi [read_on...]

Pedestrian TVABC Backs Yassmin Abdel-Magied Despite Backlash Over ANZAC Day PostPedestrian TVDespite the frenzied screaming of pretty much everyone employed by News Corp who didn't take the day off, the ABC has told The New Daily that they will [read_on...]

NEWS.com.auMan and women dead in shooting incident in WangarattaNEWS.com.auA MAN and a woman have died in a shooting incident that sparked a stand-off with police in Victoria's north. Police had been trying to make contact with the pair in the B [read_on...]

Let me say this, then, speaking for the Lord; live no longer as the unsaved do, for they are blinded and confused. Their closed hearts are full o fdarkness; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds against Him, and th [read_on...]

I've always said I didn't want kids and I feel that way for multiple reasons. For one, health issues like cancer run on my dads side and mental illness like schizophrenia runs on my moms side and I my Self have anxiety... And I always said [read_on...]

I am feeling suicidal because of my past abuse. I have suffered alot and I should not have gone through what I did. My abusers told me I should just kill myself multiple times. I know they did not care about me. I feel suicidal because of the bad thi [read_on...]

Am 5 months Pregnant with our first baby and we got married last year October been together almost 5 years total. Problem is that my Hubby is boring, he never thinks out of the box(not thoughtful)..he never surprise me with dinner dates , buy me roma [read_on...]

Well are yah? Here, I'll start. I look really surprised in this photo for some reason haha... I look pretty dang goofy lol. [read_on...]

I've read various articles on VirtueOnline recently that discuss the struggles that liberal seminaries are having. (EDS is merging with Union, another liberal seminary) That got me wondering about the good Anglican seminaries that remain. From w [read_on...]

ive recently started reading around this and I would like to hear others' opinions. [read_on...]

Thought I might start us off on our favorite televised entertainment. I have been recently rewatching The Office, because who doesn't love Micahel Scott right? Also Firefly which is on my shortlist of timeless sci-fi shows. And recently have see [read_on...]

Latvian Lutherans reinstate male-only clergy June 17, 2016 in Periscope, Reporter Riga, LATVIA (ILC) — On June 3, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia (ELCL) officially adopted a policy allowing only males to be ordained as clergy. The decision [read_on...]

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Henry VIII

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

1976 Ad for the Episcopal Church

Patience, Prayer and Silence

StFaustinaKowalskaPatience, prayer and silence
these are what give strength to the soul.

St Faustina

On this day in history

  • Australian History
  • 1788 An exploring party led by Phillip sighted and named the Blue Mountains.
  • 1890 Banjo Paterson published "The Man from Snowy River"
  • Church History
  • 1564 Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire England (date of actual birth is unknown).
  • World History
  • 1865 U.S. Army soldiers cornered and fatally shot John Wilkes Booth the assassin of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in rural northern Virginia ending a twelve-day manhunt.
  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: The Bombing of Guernica by the Condor Legion of the German Luftwaffe resulted in a devastating firestorm that caused widespread destruction and civilian deaths and inspired one of Pablo Picasso's most famous paintings.
  • 1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania with Julius Nyerere as its first president.
  • 1989 A tornado struck the Manikganj District of Bangladesh killing an estimated 1300 people making it the deadliest tornado in history.
  • 1994 Just prior to landing at Nagoya International Airport the co-pilot of China Airlines Flight 140 inadvertently pushed the wrong button causing the plane to crash and killing 264 of the 271 people on board.

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