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.

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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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ABM’s Good Friday and Easter Gift encourages Anglicans to support partners in Jerusalem and Australia to give the gifts of health and education this Easter. In remote Australia, Aboriginal Christians require much needed training and support as they s [read_on...]

What a fabulous effort by Rod Bower and his team at the Parish of Gosford on March 19 who participated in the World’s Greatest Shave. The parish raised an amazing $10,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation! Plus a great photo from the parish’s World Food F [read_on...]

On March 16 senior Year 5 and OC students from Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School participated in “The One Million Starts to End Violence Project” as part of their annual Harmony Day and National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence activities [read_on...]

Innovation has always been at the forefront of Anglican Care’s values, and now they can boast they are leaders in workplace health and safety after winning the Hunter Safety Awards’ WHS Innovation Category. Anglican Care pipped contenders from the mi [read_on...]

An amazing job done by our very own Rev’d Nate Atkinson, chaplain at Scone Grammar School, who ran 21.1 kilometres as part of Blackmore’s Sydney Half Marathon last September raising money and awareness for the Where There’s A Will charity! Well done! [read_on...]

More than forty students from Japan, Korea and the Philippines have taken part in an international learning programme at Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City in the Philippines organised by CUAC. [read_on...]

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, has described the former Archbishop of Toronto,Terence Edward Finlay, who has died at the age of 79, as “one of the Canadian Church’s most widely and highly respected leaders.”  [read_on...]

The Archbishops of York and Canterbury have offered prayers for those affected by the attack in Westminster which left four people dead and many injured.  [read_on...]

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has told the Church of Pakistan it has something to offer to the Communion because of its experience of being a minority church in a Muslim Country.   [read_on...]

An appeal has been launched for the restoration of St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Malta. Towering 200 feet over the seaward approach to Valletta, St Paul’s is a vital part of Malta’s rich cultural heritage. [read_on...]

WELSH MPs have joined a growing campaign to challenge the method of appointing the next Bishop of Llandaff, in the wake of the rejection of the Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, despite unanimous support from Llandaff representativ... [read_on...]

CHRISTIANS whose love and concern for animals had left them on the fringes of churches, or feeling like “kooks”, found solidarity in numbers last weekend, at a conference in Waterloo, London. The auditorium of the Oasis Centre was packed with a cr... [read_on...]

WHEN Rob and Sue’s boiler broke down, it could have spelled the end of Rob’s ordination training. Rob had sacrificed a more lucra­t­ive career, and Sue had given up her job to care for elderly parents. Finances were extremely tight, and the £500 r... [read_on...]

PUPILS at St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School in Leigh, Greater Manchester, have been reading aloud to a dog, Brian, to help inspire confidence in their ability. Brian, a five-year-old Jack Russell and Shih Tzu cross, lives with th... [read_on...]

MONEY is the main cause of arguments between couples in the UK, and trust is the most important factor that people look for in a rela­tionship, a new survey on marriage and relationships has suggested. The data, published in It Takes Two: The qual... [read_on...]

Like many people brought up in rural Kenya, Catherine Mwangi had a long walk to fetch water for home use from a nearby river in what she calls her “humble upbringing”. For the past seven years, Mwangi has been the executive director ADSMKE (the Angli [read_on...]

As Great Britain continued to cope with grief and trauma in the wake of the country’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered sympathy for those who lost loved ones from both Great Britain and other [read_on...]

As Pope Francis marks the fourth anniversary of his election, the latest issue of The Ecumenical Review, the quarterly journal of the WCC, opens with an article discussing the ecumenical gestures that have marked his pontificate, one of the most stri [read_on...]

As World Water Day is observed across the world on 22 March, Prof. Jesse N.K. Mugambi reflects: “The great challenge is how to reduce the cost of treating wastewater, especially in the equatorial and tropical zones.” [read_on...]

“She is HIV positive too. No need to inherit her late husband’s title deed. She will die soon and leave it anyway.” These man’s thoughts during his brother’s funeral were used by Jane Ng’ang’a, national coordinator, International Network of Religious [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...]

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...]

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...]

The AustralianLondon attack: Killer Khalid Masood was Muslim convert from KentThe AustralianThe terrorist who brought carnage to Westminster was a Muslim convert and violent criminal known to the security services, it emerged last night, as the death [read_on...]

The AgeMelbourne Express: Friday, March 24, 2017The AgeShare your journey, news tips, interesting pictures, video and comments with other Melbourne Express readers via email. Early morning in Victoria Street North Melbourne. Photo: Justin McManus. Li [read_on...]

The AustralianMan accused of Cheryl Grimmer murder to remain behind barsThe AustralianThe man charged with the murder and abduction of three-year-old Cheryl Grimmer almost 50 years ago has made no application for bail and requires urgent psychiatric [read_on...]

ABC OnlineFather of murdered Melbourne taxi driver pleads for answers as police release image of suspectABC OnlineThe father of a taxi driver who was fatally stabbed in Melbourne has appealed for public help after two witnesses helped police produce [read_on...]

NEWS.com.auDonald Trump: 'I can't be doing so badly because I'm President and you're not'NEWS.com.auDONALD Trump has defended himself against accusations of dishonesty in an extraordinary interview and insists his gut instinc [read_on...]

It was harder than I thought. I only got 6 out of 10. You liberals are corrupting me. Take the quiz: liturgical-institute [read_on...]

If you commit sin are you still of God? Yes or no and discussion [read_on...]

The rule is drop one of the words in the previous post and add a new word that associates with the word that is kept. snow storm [read_on...]

I thought this would be fun to share the music we listen to. We will have to abide by site rules and all but we can still have some fun. Starting us off right.... [read_on...]

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the tragic attack at Westminster Bridge/Parliament. O GOD, merciful and compassionate, who art ever ready to hear the prayers of those who put their trust in thee; Graciously hearken to us who call upo [read_on...]

I am about to be a deacon in a continuing Anglican jurisdiction in the USA. [read_on...]

For those who don't know, Penal Substitution is the belief that Jesus suffered the Father's wrath on the cross, was cut off from the rest of the Trinity, and was damned. I disagree with this for two reasons: first, in my mind it reduces Chr [read_on...]

Australia rejects same-sex marriage bill which would allow a national vote on whether to legalise gay weddings Australia's parliament late Monday rejected the government's proposal for a national vote on whether to legalise same-sex marriag [read_on...]

More issues facing the C of E Oops, error in thread title - should have said campaign to stop the promotion of a traditionalist C of E Bishop! [read_on...]

Love, Prayer and Forgiveness

MarkNever forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Your neighbor is the holiest

SalvationNext to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.”

CS Lewis

On this day in history

  • Australian History
  • 1991 John Kerr Australian politician 18th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1914) died
  • Church History
  • 1879 Bishop William Tyrrell, 1st Bishop of Newcastle dies in Morpeth.
  • 1980 Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
  • World History
  • 1603 Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533) died
  • 1603 King James VI of Scotland acceded to the thrones of England and Ireland becoming James I of England and unifying the crowns of the kingdoms for the first time.
  • 1869 The last of Maori leader Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New Zealand government ending his uprising.
  • 1944 World War II: German occupation troops killed 335 people in Rome as a reprisal for a partisan attack conducted on the previous day against the SS Police Regiment Bozen.
  • 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 barrels (38000 m3) of petroleum after running aground.
  • 1989 The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled more than 10 million US gallons of oil into Prince William Sound Alaska causing one of the most devastating man-made environmental disasters at sea.
  • 2008 The Bhutan Peace and Prosperity Party led by Jigme Thinley won 45 out of 47 seats in the National Assembly of Bhutan in the country's first-ever general election.

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