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.

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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,...

Hamilton Anglican

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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The Acting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, is pleased to announce that Mr Stephen Phillips has been appointed as the Diocesan Chief Executive. Dr Stuart said, “I am excited that we have someone with Stephen’s breadth of [read_on...]

On Friday 30th June 2017, in Christ Church Cathedral, Amanda Brockwell, Greg Colby, Melinda McMahon, and Helen Quinn were ordained Deacon. Photos thanks to Grant Killen.   [read_on...]

Lambton Parish has continued to reach out to the community through a number of activities. One ministry with which they have had a continued presence over 20 years is through their playgroup. Recently the parish, and some very lucky kiddies, were rec [read_on...]

The Newcastle Unity in Diversity Festival 2017 was held at Gregson Park, Hamilton on Saturday July 1 to mark the beginning of national Refugee Week. The celebration was a wonderful day to celebrate with the refugee and multicultural community. Hundre [read_on...]

An interfaith NAIDOC Week celebration was held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday July 2. This year’s theme − ‘Our Languages Matter’ – highlighted the essential role that Indigenous languages play in our cultural identity. The event began with a smo [read_on...]

Anglican chaplains can be found on Canadian university campuses from Halifax to Victoria, and every year, they play a vital role in helping young adults adjust to the strains of navigating higher education. But many chaplains face a number of unique [read_on...]

The Revd Duncan Dormor, Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge, has been appointed as the next CEO (General Secretary) of USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel). He succeeds Janette O’Neill, who retires after six years in post, taking the helm of [read_on...]

Pastors and young people in Egypt have held an unprecedented meeting to exchange ideas. A spokesperson for the Diocese in Egypt said: “The day aimed for youth to speak about their honest opinion of the church and the liturgy in order to reduce the ga [read_on...]

Students attending a three week course at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute near Geneva have learned about communication and peacebuilding,  with the hope of serving as peacemakers in their own contexts. [read_on...]

“It is a great honour to let you know that the youth department supervises about 6000 young people who actively participate in the growth of discipleship in the Anglican diocese of Katanga, within the Province of Congo, writes Raphael Mukendi, the di [read_on...]

CHURCH leaders in Jerusalem have fervently condemned the escalation of violence at the Temple Mount — or Haram ash-Sharif — the highly contested religious site in the Israeli-occupied Old City of Jerusalem. Three Arab Israeli gunmen opened fire la... [read_on...]

ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL, in Glasgow, has become the first Anglican cathedral in Britain to offer same-sex couples the opportunity to marry. The cathedral is already taking bookings from such couples on its website, including one from an English pair w... [read_on...]

THE Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has announced £1 million of extra funding to increase the number of community groups who sponsor a refugee from Syria. To date, 53 refugees have been welcomed by groups participating in the Community Sponsorship Sch... [read_on...]

THE Government has done “as little as legally possible” to help the vulnerable, unaccompanied children of the refugee crisis in Europe — not least by limiting, then “abruptly ending”, the Dubs resettlement scheme, an independent inquiry has conclu... [read_on...]

THE Government has struggled to fulfil its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of the national income on overseas aid, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) suggests. The NAO warns that government departments had risked “undermining value for... [read_on...]

On 5 July, the first Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrived legally in France from Lebanon in what marks an expansion of the Humanitarian Corridors project founded by by the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI), the Sant’Egidio religious comm [read_on...]

A disturbing projection regarding the number of children living with HIV was released today by UNAIDS. In 2016 there were 2.1 million children living with HIV globally, compared with a previous estimate of 1.8 million in 2015. [read_on...]

Twenty-five people took part in a workshop in Lome, Togo on 9-11 July jointly organized by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) and the Church of Sweden. [read_on...]

For the sake of peace, church leaders in Jerusalem are calling to maintain the historical status quo on the historical designation allowing access to al-Aqsa Mosque and its courtyard, as well as other Holy Sites in the city. [read_on...]

The WCC general secretary extended condolences on the death of Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat, former moderator of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA). [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...]

The first week of September always sees the Spring Celebrations organised by Anglican Women in the various Deaneries of the Diocese of Newcastle for everyone who would like to come. This year the guest speaker will be Brian Holmes from Anglican Overs [read_on...]

Anglican Women’s Sunday is held on the last Sunday in July each year. This year it will fall on Sunday 30th July. Its purpose is to celebrate ALL Anglican women across the Diocese and the good work they do on behalf of your parish, the community and [read_on...]

It has just been announced that: The Revd Canon Katherine Bowyer, Rector of the Parish of Cardiff  since 2013 and Director of Formation, is to be the next Dean of Newcastle! She is the first woman to take this role and also the first to be locally bo [read_on...]

The Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston preached at the Annual Anglican Women’s Service held at Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle on 6th June 2017. Women from around the Diocese of Newcastle, as well as many from further afield, attended. This service was [read_on...]

AWA Conference: Anglican women in a time of change ­­‑ looking to the future It was a time of great fellowship, worship and learning as women from various parts of NSW, plus others from further afield, including the US and South Africa, attended the [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldExplosive email in pay dispute warns Ashes series under threatThe Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia's cricketers have been warned this summer's Ashes series could be scrapped even if a new pay deal is tentatively reach [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldJustine Damond's 'inexplicable' death helps black and white find their voiceThe Sydney Morning HeraldMinneapolis: Growing protests against the police killing of Australian Justine Damond are a turning point in [read_on...] Convention shaping up to be Turnbull v Abbott Turnbull has endorsed giving Liberal members a greater say in all of the party's activities as not only crucial for winning elections but a “moral” issue [read_on...]

The AustralianChristchurch declares state of emergency amid a severe stormThe AustralianThe southern New Zealand city of Christchurch has declared a state of emergency amid a severe storm that has already resulted in hundreds of homes evacuated acros [read_on...]

The AustralianIndignities aplenty on Spicer's six month ride with TrumpThe AustralianFrom Day One, it was clear that Sean Spicer was in for a rocky ride as President Donald Trump's press secretary. Period. His defence of Trump's false [read_on...]

Several years ago I was in graduate school in Liberty University. I lived in a small apartment on my own there and went to school for English. I loved being there. I had to come back home after I got sick, I had a nutritional deficiency. I have been [read_on...]

We know that God calls men, but has He called every man, without exception? [read_on...]

I've never fully understood why many Christians are opposed to abortion and why it seems to be a very controversial subject, particularly in the US. What is the "religious" reasoning behind the Christian stance on abortion, and are the [read_on...]

So lately Holy Spirit has been showing me that I have had demons inside my body preventing me from doing good works, being compassionate and loving, and overall blocking any of God's goodness in my life... so I did some self-deliverance prayers [read_on...]

And when/where/how do you use it? [read_on...]

Good day, everyone! I am a philosophy and theology student, new to the forums, and hoping to learn a lot about the faith. I am the organist at a small parish here, mostly comprised of expats (as most of Newfoundland is). I hope to blend well here, an [read_on...]

If I were interested in trying to get a group of like-minded conservative Anglicans together to start up a bible study and eventually perhaps start a congregation, how would I go about doing that? There are no continuing parishes nearby and the neare [read_on...]

i have great affection and admiration for Athanasius. He fought a very difficult war against a powerful foe, Arian heresy. Today there's a group styling itself Arian Catholic Apostolic Church with "bishops" and "presbyters" [read_on...] [read_on...]

May we please discuss this phrase from the Apostles Creed? I've often pondered on it and what it's meaning may be. [read_on...]


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Go where you will

LentGo where you will, seek what you will, you will not find a higher way, nor a less exalted but safer way, than the way of the holy cross.

Thomas à Kempis ~ The Imitation of Christ

On this day in history

  • World History
  • 1864 American Civil War: Confederate forces unsuccessfully attacked Union troops at the Battle of Atlanta.
  • 1933 Wiley Post became the first pilot to fly solo around the world landing after a seven-day nineteen-hour flight at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn New York City.
  • 1992 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxurious private prison and spent the next 17 months on the run.
  • 2011 Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

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.