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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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By Stephen Rigby “My journey in L’Arche has at times been complicated. After spending fourteen months living-in in L’Arche Brisbane I moved to L’Arche Genesaret in Canberra. The community was in a time of transition. After about three months I was as [read_on...]

Update: The Two Bishop’s Dialogue 2016 has been postponed until 2017. The Two Bishop’s Dialogue was scheduled to take place on October 4, 2016 at St Luke’s Wallsend. Please stay tuned for further announcements on this event. We apologise for any inco [read_on...]

Check out what has been happening around the Diocese this week with a gallery of photos. Send your news or photo to louisemackay@newcastleanglican.org.au   [read_on...]

About seventy five people gathered at Kincumber and later in the day at Charlestown on August 28th for two Bush Church Aid Rallies. Peter Adkins, Regional Officer for NSW/ACT, shared about how BCA has “gone the distance” for for 96 years taking the g [read_on...]

This behind the scenes work is possible thanks to a Global Rapid Response Fund In April 2015, the African nation of Burundi descended into civil war. The announcement that President Pierre Nkurunziza was seeking a third presidential term triggered ma [read_on...]

“The world’s greatest women’s group” – that’s how the Archbishop of Canterbury described the MU at its 140th anniversary celebration.  [read_on...]

Members of New Zealand’s InterChurch Bioethics Council have made an oral submission to a parliamentary committee on their opposition to assisted suicide. [read_on...]

An Anglican-run clinic on the island of Big Ngella in the Central Solomons has turned to the sun to solve a problem of the lights going out at night. [read_on...]

A training course for pioneer ministry run by the Church Mission Society has attracted its largest number of students for the new academic year. [read_on...]

The UK-based Christian environmental charity A Rocha is expanded its already-successful Eco Church award scheme and is now looking to recognise Eco Dioceses. [read_on...]

THE “Bishops’ reflection group on sexuality” which will guide the next stage of the Church of England’s debate on same-sex relations has been criticised for including no openly gay bishops. A statement issued at the end of the meeting of the Colle... [read_on...]

THE spirit of St Francis was present in Assisi this week, as Anglican and Orthodox church leaders joined Pope Francis and representatives from other faiths at the small Italian town to pray for peace. The Archbishop of Canterbury, invited to addre... [read_on...]

WHILE delegates at the UN summit debated how to tackle the refugee crisis, charities and politicians closer to home were also grappling with the problem. A visual protest was set up in Parliament Square, in London, on Monday, when 2500 lifejackets... [read_on...]

A PRIEST in his sixties, who has little experience of trekking, sets out tomorrow on a fortnight-long hike through the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp. The 100-mile round-trip is the Revd Dr Chris Steed’s way of launching a £2.5-million appeal for ... [read_on...]

AVERAGE Sunday attendance in the Church in Wales has fallen to below one per cent of the population, the Membership and Finance Report said. And the Governing Body was in no mood simply to “receive” the report, as the motion on the order paper ask... [read_on...]

The Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey is observing its 70th anniversary with notable speakers, creative worship, prayer services and a book launch, over the weekend of 30 September - 2 October. [read_on...]

A panel discussion “Religion and Religious Freedom in International Diplomacy” was organized during the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council by the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, the delegation of the Europ [read_on...]

At the second-ever convening of the Moral Imperative in New York City on 22 September, advocates from faith-based groups joined World Bank representatives and UN officials to discern the next steps for a diverse group of people trying to end extreme [read_on...]

Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religious leaders met this week in Assisi to discuss peace, while across the ocean in New York City global political leaders assembled at the United Nations also focussed on a troubled world. [read_on...]

"If there ever was a time to change words into action, it is today", said U.S. ambassador-at-large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. Special Representative for Global H [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...]

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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...]

  Over the first week of September 2016, ladies from KOW (Kairos Outside for Women – Hunter), shared their stories and told Anglican Women around the Diocese of Newcastle about the work of the Kairos Prison Ministry, and more specifically, the work o [read_on...]

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Deaneries meet at Mayfield Thanks to all and the parishioners of MICA, who contributed to such a lovely day of fellowship, worship, sharing of stories and of special gifts at St Andrew’s Mayfield today, 6 September 2016! [read_on...]

Anglican Women of Australia Conference Theme: Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Women Anglican Women in the Diocese of Newcastle will be the hosts for the 2017 Bi-annual Provincial Conference of AWA. Members from many dioceses in Australia, including [read_on...]

With the Diocese still in the midst of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in the Church, 270 people, clergy and lay, from around the Diocese of Newcastle gathered at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College on Saturday 13th August for the annual Dio [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...]

Sky News AustraliaNervous wait for NSW towns in flood dangerSky News AustraliaFloodwaters predicted at two rural NSW towns will peak later and more gently than previously thought, but evacuation orders remain in place. While floods were expected to p [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldThree workers in hospital after crane collapse in North SydneyThe Sydney Morning HeraldThree workers have been taken to hospital after a crane collapsed and they were left suspended 60 metres off the ground in North Sydney. T [read_on...]

The AustralianGovernment is paving way to private Medicare: Catherine KingThe AustralianThe federal government has rejected claims frontline Medicare services will be shut down, causing delays to rebate repayments. Human Services Minister Alan Tudge [read_on...]

The GuardianWashington mall shooting suspect named as teenage victim's mother speaksThe GuardianArcan Cetin has been detained over a shooting at a mall in Burlington, Washington, in which five people died. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters. Guardian s [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldDonald Trump asks Gennifer Flowers to US presidential debate against Hillary ClintonThe Sydney Morning HeraldWashington: Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump has invited Gennifer Flowers, who once had an affair w [read_on...]

One big problem I know: Challenging and questioning your own pre-conceived notions and ideas (for the sake of the truth)... Very few are brave enough to actually do this, and it is a major problem... We like to figure and have things figured out, it [read_on...]

We see Paul in the book of Acts, before his conversion by his encounter with the Messiah, persecuting Christians, believers of Yahushua the Messiah of Nazareth. As we will see, Paul sought out Christians in the synagogues in Damascus, Jerusalem and o [read_on...]

September 22, 2016 Getting things done in Congress is hard enough. But trying to work when one party won't? That's next to impossible. Just ask Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). The chair of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Liv [read_on...]

White people blaming imaginary black people for crimes is nothing new. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/...be-arrested-for-claiming-a-black-man-shot-her [read_on...]

...when it's not ever western lol? Yes I know that a lot of people from western countries accepted Christianity but it's not where it originates from?!! And why do people assume that all white people are Christian? It's so frustrating! [read_on...]

Whenever the three days and three nights of Matthew 12:40 is brought up in a "discussion" with 6th day crucifixion proponents, they frequently argue that it is a common Jewish idiom for counting any part of a day as a whole day. I wonder if [read_on...]

Why are young evangelicals seeking out traditional worship? Andy Walton | Christian Today Contributing Writer | 16 September 2016 View attachment 626 I was maybe 13 or 14 and in a Religious Studies class. At my (Church of England) state school, churc [read_on...]

I wanted to share something. Last month I completed and edited a compilation of prayers and devotions by the Caroline divines. It is titled Anglican Daily Prayers: a Caroline Prayer Book. It has been published by the Society of King Charles the Marty [read_on...]

​I don’t think it has ever struck me before how much of an issue the articles make of good works. In this article we are talking about Works of Supererogation - that is works that go over and beyond what might reasonably be expected. (see how many ti [read_on...]

Dear Members, We have been thinking and discussing several ideas on what the Anglican community on the internet really needs. One of the ideas proposed was to move the theological stuff into second place, and bring the community/personal sections to [read_on...]

Our Hearts are Restless

NavigationBecause God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”

Augustine of Hippo – The Confessions

Silence

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
  • 0762 Led by Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya the Hasanid branch of the Alids began the Alid Revolt against the Abbasid Caliphate.
  • 1944 World War II: British troops began their withdrawal from the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands ending the Allies' Operation Market Garden in defeat.
  • 1974 The first surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament commonly known as the Tommy John surgery after the first patient was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe.
  • 1996 The last Magdalene asylum an Irish institution to rehabilitate so-called "fallen women" was closed.

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.