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.

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 January 29 the Parish of Wallsend farewelled The Reverend Canon Sally Gero at her final service before retirement. “May your retirement be as fruitful as your ministry!”   [read_on...]

Parish of Harrington-Coopernook The parish had an enjoyable time on February 5 as Bishop Peter confirmed Makayla at St Peter’s. Parish of Nelson Bay Some of the young people of the parish of Nelson Bay out and about in the community at the Bunnings B [read_on...]

Have a look at these fantastic photos of the Blessings of the Backpacks from across our diocese! Parishes including Belmont, Greta/Branxton/Lochinvar, Cardiff, Mt Vincent & Weston, and Nelson Bay held blessings both in and out of the church. Rev’ [read_on...]

Our Anglican schools across the diocese welcomed the Kindergarten students of 2017 earlier this month. Check out these super cute photos from Scone Grammar School, Lakes Grammar and Manning Valley Anglican College. Welcome to our new students! We hop [read_on...]

In January 2017, eight students from Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College along with Mrs Demmocks, College Librarian, and Mrs Moulds, College Counsellor, ventured off to Cambodia on a Service Trip for three weeks. They started in Phnom Penh, the capital, [read_on...]

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has appealed to the South African government to end moves to develop nuclear energy and instead to spend the money on education, training and other development initiatives. [read_on...]

The Archbishop of Canterbury has spent the day in Kenya as he concludes his visit to a number of  countries in the region. He met the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, who was elected last year as  well as provinc [read_on...]

An interfaith gathering will come together at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne on Thursday to coincide with the first visit to Australia of a serving Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu. [read_on...]

Women from more than 20 countries around the Anglican Communion will be at the United Nations in New York next month to press for greater economic empowerment for women across the globe. [read_on...]

The Anglican Alliance has hosted a conference call with SUDRA, the relief and development arm of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan. [read_on...]

OTHER church leaders have joined the Archbishop of Canterbury in condemning the Government’s announcement last week that only 350 unaccompanied refugee children will be transferred to the UK from Europe. In a joint letter to the Home Secretary, Am... [read_on...]

THE Chancellor of the diocese of Leicester refused a petition for a faculty to permit the mounting of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) plaque on an inside wall of the porch of St Bartholomew’s, Welby, in Lincolnshire. The church, a Grade II* listed b... [read_on...]

1 Sixteen young people from across Nottingham were the year’s first candidates to be confirmed in South­well Minster this month. Aged 11-14, they came from the Minster School; St Wilfrid’s, Kirkby-in-Ashfield; St Thomas’s, Aslockton; and St Andrew... [read_on...]

THE Consistory Court of the diocese of Blackburn has made an exception to the general principle that living donors should not be commemorated in stained glass or other church artworks. A faculty was granted for an inscription to be added, giving t... [read_on...]

THE BBC radio series of Welsh hymn-singing, Caniadaeth y Cysegr, is celebrating 75 years on air this month. It is broadcast on BBC Radio Cymru, on Sunday afternoons. Caniadaeth y Cysegr was first aired on the BBC Home Service on 15 February 1942, ... [read_on...]

“Faith communities, in almost all humanitarian contexts, are the key sources of social capital for life-saving, transformation and hope”, says Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, in a 16 Feb. interview given shortly after his nomination as the new general secre [read_on...]

ACT Alliance and the WCC jointly announced today that they will hold two strategic governance meetings, back to back, in Uppsala, Sweden in the fall of 2018. The ACT Alliance General Assembly will be held at the end of October, bringing together over [read_on...]

Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land was named a recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize for his work toward interreligious dialogue among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Jerusalem and worldwide. [read_on...]

Rauha. Paix. Friede. Paghidait. [read_on...]

“Now is the time for someone to take action, to start building that bridge. It is possible, if we all contribute our part,” said WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in Oslo, Norway on 17 February. Speaking at a convention of union members [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...]

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...]

This weekend, 14-16th October, a weekend for women who have a family member or friend in prison, takes place at Myuna Bay on Lake Macquarie. This ‘special time’, Friday afternoon to Sunday evening, is covered by prayer, 24/7. Please add your prayers [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldPenalty rates for Sunday, holiday work to be slashed after landmark decision by Fair Work CommissionThe Sydney Morning HeraldHundreds of thousands of Australians who work on Sundays will have their take-home pay slashed after [read_on...]

dailytelegraph.com.auChullora fire: Massive blaze rips through recycling centredailytelegraph.com.auMORE than 100 firefighters are battling a blaze that has destroyed a recycling centre in Chullora in Sydney's south-west and sent massive plumes [read_on...]

NT NewsVictorian Speaker Telmo Languiller to repay 'second residence' allowanceNT NewsVICTORIAN Speaker Telmo Languiller will repay the almost $40,000 he charged taxpayers to live at least 80 kilometres from his electorate. Mr Languiller us [read_on...]

The Sydney Morning HeraldMan, 72, extradited from Britain to Sydney to face hundreds of child sex chargesThe Sydney Morning HeraldAn elderly man has been extradited from Britain to NSW accused of hundreds of child sex offences stretching back decades [read_on...]

ABC OnlineTrump plans to lift guidelines on transgender bathrooms in schools, White House saysABC OnlineThe Trump administration plans to lift an Obama-era directive telling public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms ma [read_on...]

I do expect certain freaks of nature. Wouldn't surprise me to find a blonde woman with a few random black hairs, or a black woman with a few random red hairs. Or whatever. Fine. But striping? Look at a tiger. THOUSANDS of hairs perfectly arrange [read_on...]

Ah yes, here we are... [read_on...]

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Middle School parents questioned the emphasis being put on the teaching of the religion of Islam in a 7th grade social studies class on Monday night during the public portion of the Chatham Board of Education meeting. Nancy Gaye [read_on...]

A Texas preschool teacher is out of a job after several anti-Semitic online posts, including a tweet encouraging a friend to “kill some Jews,” came to light. Nancy Salem, a member of Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Texas, Arlin [read_on...]

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart amid child sex comments It would appear his day in the sun is over for the time being...(although, I hear another publisher has stepped in and wants to do his book after the other publisher backed out) However [read_on...]

..... Here is my reasoning as to why the New Testament is not inerrant: My view is that the original text, now lost, was inspired by God. However... i. due to mistranslations from the Hebrew to the Greek, then to the Latin, and finally into English - [read_on...]

Might it be possible for all to unite under a common banner? Would it be of benefit? [read_on...]

Pope Francis to visit Anglican Church in Rome Posted on: February 21, 2017 1:49 PM View attachment 713 Photo Credit: All Saints Pope Francis will make a historic visit to an Anglican Church in Rome on Sunday. He’ll join the congregation at the Church [read_on...]

Liberal churches are dying. But conservative churches are thriving. A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away. By David Haskell January 4 David Millard Haskell is a professor o [read_on...]

Mon Feb 20, 2017 - 12:45 pm EST Celibate Anglican pastor with same-sex attraction stands up for natural marriage at synod LONDON, England, February 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Faced with the growing prospect the Anglican Church’s Synod would reject the [read_on...]

Made for another world

DropletsIf we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

C.S. Lewis

Science without Religion

SanctuaryLightScience without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein

On this day in history

  • Australian History
  • 1931 Dame Nellie Melba died, aged 69. She was born Helen Porter Mitchell. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian era and the early 20th century. She was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician. She took the pseudonym "Melba" from Melbourne, her home town.
  • Church History
  • 1455 Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible the first Western book printed with movable type
  • World History
  • 1685 George Frideric Handel German-English composer (d 1759) is born
  • 1821 John Keats English poet (b 1795) died
  • 1885 Sino-French War: France gained an important victory in the Battle of Ðong Ðang in the Tonkin region of what is now Vietnam.
  • 1927 German theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote a letter to fellow physicist Wolfgang Pauli in which he described his uncertainty principle for the first time.
  • 1947 The International Organization for Standardization responsible for worldwide industrial and commercial standards was founded.
  • 2007 A Virgin Trains Pendolino express train from London Euston to Glasgow Central derailed near Grayrigg Cumbria UK killing one person and injuring 22.

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