Mothers Union Newcastle


Our vision is of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.


  • To promote and support married life
  • To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity

Mothers Union Prayer

Loving Lord,
We thank you for your love so freely given to us all.
We pray for families around the world.
Bless the work of the Mothers Union
as we seek to share your love 
through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.
Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, 
and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.
In Jesus' name. Amen

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Latest Newsletters now online; Provincial President's News (April 2018) Diocese of Sydney - Sydney Bridge (April 2018) Promotion & Development Dept Newsletter (Autumn / April 2018) [...]

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The Regional Meetings across the diocese continue this week, with the third meeting taking place tonight at Wyong on the Central Coast. The Bishop has already travelled to the Manning and Upper Hunter regions last week with the meetings shaping up to be a success so far. The Upper Hunter meeting too [...]

The Rev’d Gary Atherton was Commissioned by Bishop Peter Stuart as the Rector in the Parish of Cardiff on Wednesday, April 11. Father Gary Atherton has returned to the Diocese after 16 years and comes to the Parish of Cardiff with over 30 years experience in ordained ministry. Having served in eight [...]

Blessing of the Copes Two new copes were blessed and dedicated for use in the Cathedral this week. Plus the Rev’d Michelle Hazel-Jawhary, Rector of Cessnock, was a guest preacher at the Cathedral this week. Messy Church at Singleton Messy Church at All Saints Singleton came together this week to foc [...]

Move over Commonwealth Games, the real sporting action took place on Thursday 12th April at the 4th annual Seniors Olympics right here in the Hunter! Presented by the Anglican Care Olympic Committee, the talented athletes were aged between 80 and 100 years. But don’t let their age fool you into thin [...]

Dear sisters and brothers, I invite the people of the Diocese to Regional Meetings to explore Jesus’ call that we might have abundant life. My prayer and my vision for the Diocese is that we will flourish by grace. There are, across the Diocese, some wonderful green shoots of creative change. It is [...]

From award-winning documentary theatre maker David Williams (Smurf in Wanderland, Grace Under Pressure, The Table of Knowledge), comes a surprising journey into the world of the quietly, progressively faithful. The place of Christian faith in Australian politics is often linked to conservatism and i [...]

The service of Episcopal Ordination of the Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston and the Venerable Charlie Murry will take place at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle at 6pm on Ascension Day (May 10 2018). The Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston will become Assistant Bishop (Inland Episcopate) to exercise episc [...]

Anglican Women “exists to celebrate and support women, both lay and ordained, in their ministries and in their witness by providing the opportunity for fellowship and the concrete expression of their unity in Christ”. (The Most Rev’d Philip Aspinall, 2009) Anglican Women has existed in many dioceses [...]

The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart and Nicki Stuart. On Tuesday, 5th June, the annual Diocesan Service for ALL women (though of course, men are most welcome too!) in the Diocese will take place at St Peter’s, 47 William Street, East Maitland. The post Diocesan AW Service at East Maitland appeared first on [...]

The two Silent Retreats organised by Anglican Women of the Diocese of Newcastle in March 2018 provided a precious time to ‘be still and be open to God’ – a time to rest, reflect, pray, worship and listen. All this in the beautiful surrounds of the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines, on the shor [...]

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. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. The post [...]

$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 30 women to attend a weekend. Here they can receive support and encouragement in facing the ex [...]

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 population of 1. The post Spring Celebrations: ‘W [...]

Anglican Women has again organised the Silent retreats for women which are held each year in Lent. The venue for February 2018 will be the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines, situated on the western shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, between Toronto and Morisset. A spacious, very comfortable, [...]

Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Sunday 22 April 2018

Town and Country

In Australia there’s tough country and good country and a lot of red dirt; there’s land for mining, and mountains for skiing. There are a handful of cities, and lots of towns, big and little. It is what it is. We are under God who, we pray, will grant us the grace to be tolerant of the other, and gratitude for the peace and richness of our lives whether in town or country.

Trust in the land and do good: and you shall dwell in the land and feed in safe pastures. Psalm 37: 3

Mothers Union in Tanzania thanks God for his guidance and protection. They feel their work in building and renovating churches and clergy housing has strengthened marriage and family life within those communities. Church and Mothers’ Union numbers have increased. We offer our prayers for their conference and strategic planning in September.