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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.

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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...

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...

S Stephens

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...

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...

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....

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...

Cardiff Anglican

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...

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...

Woy Woy

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...

Kotara South

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...

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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Are you a carer of an older person? If yes, Anglican Care are offering free respite for a limited time at one of their spacious homes set in the beautiful town of Bulahdelah. Whilst staying with us, our respite residents are able to enjoy the provisi [read_on...]

Bishop Peter visits Woy Woy Seven of the Parish of Woy Woy kids were presented as communicant members of the Anglican Church, and two were also baptised, when Bishop Peter visited the church last week. Messy Church at Kotara A sweetener for the teach [read_on...]

Dear sisters and brothers, I am delighted to inform you that the Diocesan Council has concurred with my nomination of the Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston to become the Assistant Bishop (Inland Episcopate) to exercise episcopal ministry in the Upper Hu [read_on...]

The Installation and Commissioning of The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart took place on Friday 2 February 2018 in Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. As dusk settled over the City of Newcastle, guests from far and wide to celebrate our new Bishop. It w [read_on...]

Chinese New Year celebrations will return in style to Newcastle Foreshore next month with the Light Up Newcastle lantern walk set to be the feature of an afternoon full of cultural festivities. Launched on Tuesday at the Newcastle Maritime Museum, th [read_on...]

Bishop Maimbo Mndolwa of the Diocese of Tanga has been elected as the next Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. [read_on...]

In an interview with the Church Times, Archbishop Justin says the Anglican Communion is in “a better place” than it was five years ago. [read_on...]

A “myth-busting” Bible study has been published by CMS in response to a survey showing why Christians don't get involved in mission. [read_on...]

Members of the Anglican Communion’s new Inter Faith Commission will gather for their first meeting next week, in Cairo, Egypt. [read_on...]

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has given an impassioned lecture on why his US-based Episcopal Church needs worldwide Anglicanism. [read_on...]

THE UK is at a political and moral tipping-point, the Archbishop of Canterbury argues in a new book, to be published next month. His book, Reimagining Britain: Foundations of hope will be published by Bloomsbury on 8 March. Archbishop Welby said l... [read_on...]

GIVING up sweet treats and alcohol has become part of modern “fasting” during Lent — with the added benefit of reducing waistlines. But one theologian is urging people to reduce environmental waste, instead, by ditching plastic for the 40 days. T... [read_on...]

THE Anglican mission agency and publishing house the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) announced a growth in UK and overseas sales this week as it spoke of a new vision and an initiative to publish the work of African theologians in... [read_on...]

RELIGIOUS leaders have called on the Government to stop the indefinite detention of immigrants, which they describe as “unjust, ineffective and inhumane”. Senior representatives from the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the Muslim Cou... [read_on...]

A CHRISTIAN charity, Safe Families for Children, was celebrating love on St Valentine’s Day — but not of the romantic kind: five years ago, on 14 February, its first volunteers signed up to support vulnerable families and children. Safe Families f... [read_on...]

During a visit to the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva on 16 February, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke on an “ecumenism of action” as he also congratulated the WCC on its 70th anniversary. [read_on...]

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will participate in a day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo on 23 February. Pope Francis called for the day in response to the ongoing social-political tension and violence [read_on...]

A delegation from the Oikotree movement travelled to Colombia from 2 to 5 February. Oikotree is a faith-based network initiated by the WCC, World Communion of Reformed Churches, and Council of World Mission that seeks to promote justice in the econom [read_on...]

Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity) 2018, an inter-religious training programme of the WCC. The intensive training course, held annually since 2014, seeks to enable young Christian leaders from Asian churc [read_on...]

Speaking in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit addressed the End Violence Solutions Summit, part of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. “On behalf of the WCC, I am very pleased to [read_on...]

The Anglican Parish of Hamilton, Diocese of Ballarat When I was rung about a website by the new Rector of Hamilton, of course I was posed with the challenge as I had already worked with the Parish of Hamilton in the Diocese of Newcastle. It is not 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...]

Unfortunately, we have had to change the date of Retreat 2 – the weekday one, to the following week. So it will be from Tuesday 27 February 4pm to Thursday 1st March 3pm. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. The post NOTE: Change of da [read_on...]

Registrations for the two silent Lent retreats for women, to be held at the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines on Lake Macquarie, are coming in well. We can confirm that both the Weekend (16-18th February) and the weekday (20-22nd February) will [read_on...]

TOUCHING CHRIST’S WOUNDS Sermon presented by The Revd Dr Barbara Howard at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, on the 25th Anniversary of Women’s Priesting in the Diocese of Newcastle: ‘Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Re [read_on...]

$7,500 has been raised through the Anglican Women’s Thank You Boxes for the Kairos Outside for Women-Hunter weekends over the last year. Their Chaplain, The Revd Jan Deaves, advises that this is enough for 15 women to attend a weekend. Here they can [read_on...]

People from the Central Coast Deanery gathered at Holy Family Church, Wyoming. The Ahli Arab Hospital is a haven of peace in the middle of Gaza, one of the world’s most troubled places. A Palestinian territory (41km long x 12km at its widest), with a [read_on...]

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The AustralianCoalition crisis: Joyce, Turnbull meet face-to-faceThe AustralianNations MPs have reportedly been war-gaming a plan to challenge the leadership of Barnaby Joyce as the beseiged Deputy PM prepares to begin a week's gardening leave. [read_on...]

New York TimesRussian Trolls Were Sloppy, but Indictment Still 'Points at the Kremlin'New York TimesMOSCOW — Trolling political opponents has become so routine in Russia, such a part of the everyday landscape, that operations are typically [read_on...]

ABC OnlineCyclone Kelvin expected to hit northern WA, posing threat to livesABC OnlineCategory one Cyclone Kelvin is likely to hit north Western Australia in the early hours of this morning, with the system bringing even more rain to the drenched reg [read_on...]

ABC OnlineDriver on mobile phone for 20 seconds before hitting two police at RBT, court hearsABC OnlineA man accused of hitting two senior police constables at a random breath testing site, leaving them with critical injuries, was looking at his phon [read_on...]

THE THREE KINGDOMS​ It appears that most that skip through the Bible scriptures miss an awful lot of what is being told in them. For an example I give here the three kingdoms which are normally seen as one by most. First is the Kingdom of heaven. Thi [read_on...]

Many teach in error Jesus returns to earth to start a 1000 year millennial kingdom, with mortal humans present? Scripture teaches below, Jesus returns in fire and judgment, dissolving this present earth, as the New Heavens and Earth are revealed. [read_on...]

We have had hundreds of mass killings in schools in the past 5 years. How many have there been in other countries? What were the weapons used? ========== The NRA is afraid that this is but the first step is reducing access to guns, since Europeans st [read_on...]

Is Satan behind the division of the many denominations that we find? Or, is it the Lord? Denominations that contradict one another, and claim inspiration from God. How can they be? [read_on...]

Looking for some sunbros for some jolly cooperation. [read_on...]

can someone please explain using idiot-proof language [read_on...] I am watching this on Youtube. This kind of church service makes me nostalgic. It seems like a memory in a dream, a memory of the church of my childhood. The music, the chants, the litany; all these things [read_on...]

I've just seen the work Philip Barrington has accomplished here on putting The Book of Homilies into more contemporary English. My father and I did a modern day re-interpretation of several of the homilies from book one and divided them into dev [read_on...]

Please share with us any of your Christian based visual artworks on this thread. Artworks can be any visual art media, as long as it is your own. It would be good if you could share with us a little bit about the artwork. Like, why you chose that par [read_on...]

im interested in finding out which contemporaneous non-Christians wrote of Jesus [read_on...]

Grace upon Grace

John1_14The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

John 1:14,16


SilenceTo come to a place where silence exists, to realise there are people who are content to listen and to live in silence impresses people today who are not at all impressed by mere words.”

Thomas Merton

On this day in history

  • World History
  • 1564 Michelangelo, Italian sculptor and painter (b. 1475) died
  • 1885 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States
  • 1911 The first official flight with air mail takes place from Allahabad United Provinces British India (now India) when Henri Pequet a 23-year-old pilot delivers 6500 letters to Naini about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away
  • 1930 While studying photographs taken in January Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • 1957 Kenyan independence leader Dedan Kimathi who spearheaded the Mau Mau Uprising was executed by British authorities who saw him as a terrorist.
  • 2007 Terrorist bombs exploded on the Samjhauta Express train in Panipat Haryana India killing 68 people.

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. So, if I don't say, assume I mean Australia.