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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The new Worldwide President is Mrs Sheran Harper.Sheran is from Guyana, part of the Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies and has made history as the first non-British Worldwide President of MU.From the beginning of 2019, Sheran will lead the newly elected Board of Trustees made up of 1 [...]

AMUA Thought for the Week October-December 2018 [...]

Looking for meaningful Christmas cards with Christian messages? MU Christmas cards are available - contact your Diocesan President, or email Australian Publication Co-ordinator for more details  [...]

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign. It takes place each year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10 December (International Human Rights Day). Throughout the campaign, Mothers’ Union joins with many othe [...]

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CityServe at Kotara High School A group comprising members of local churches adjoining Kotara High School, including Church of the Good Shepherd, participated in a project to paint the canteen at the school – kitchen and serving area. The impact of a coat of paint was quite spectacular. We are sure [...]

Anglican Care’s Bishop Tyrrell Place in Cundletown hosted their annual “Pet Therapy Day” on Tuesday 9th October which encouraged both staff and family members to join in the fun of the day by bringing in their pets for the residents to interact with for the day. The brainchild of local Damian Grauls [...]

Bishop Sonia Farewells MVAC Students It was with great pride that Manning Valley Anglican College said farewell to Year 12 2018. Bishop Sonia led us in worship for the Valedictory Service on Thursday, commemorating the years of dedication these wonderful students gave to the College as community amb [...]

Edward Arnold Jayne was sitting in a Fletcher classroom when he made his first visit to the French capital’s cobblestone streets. Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College students guided Mr Jayne –  who was a sales representative for L’Oréal Paris for 50 years and owns a model of the Eiffel Tower –  through [...]

St Luke’s, Wallsend St Luke’s Wallsend held a Blessing of the Animals and Feast of Saint Francis service this weekend, blessing dogs, cats, and chickens. The pets and animal lovers enjoyed great music and a wonderful sermon followed by a parish lunch. All Saint’s, Nelson Bay Christ Church Cathedral [...]

SGS Chapel Service to farewell Year 12 2018 Scone Grammar School held a final and moving Chapel Service to farewell the Year 12 cohort for 2018. “Thank you for all you have given SGS – we wish you well in the upcoming HSC exams and in your next exciting chapter of life.” Teddy Bear’s Picnic... [...]

The strong connection between the Diocese of Newcastle and Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) was rekindled at a special gathering held at the Diocesan head office on Friday September 21. Guests from across the diocese heard Dr Julianne Stewart, Africa Programs Coordinator, speak of the ABM difference [...]

Planning is underway for the 2019 silent retreats for women held each year in Lent. The weekend retreat will take place from Friday evening, 9th March 2019 to Sunday afternoon 10th at 3 pm, and the weekday one will be from Tuesday evening 12th March to Thursday 14th March 2019. They will again take [...]

This year the annual Spring Celebrations organised by Anglican Women in the various deaneries of the Diocese of Newcastle in September will feature speakers from Riding for the Disabled, which has a number of centres in the diocesan area. RDA will be the focus of AW’s Thank You Box giving over the n [...]

  About 120 people braved the rain and cool conditions to attend the service, held in the magnificent St Peter’s Church at East Maitland. Following refreshments in the comfortably heated church, the service commenced at 10 am. Rector, Archdeacon David Batterick, welcomed everyone to this historic an [...]

On Thursday evening, 10th May 2018 – the Ascension of our Lord – a wonderful service, full of pomp and ceremony, took place at Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle, where the consecration of two new Assistant Bishops for Newcastle – Sonia Roulston and Charlie Murray was celebrated. Sonia is to be the B [...]

On Tuesday 10th April, women of the Manning met at Camden Haven Anglican Church for their annual Autumn meeting. After morning tea The Rev’d Nathan Killick celebrated the communion service. His sermon honoured the role of women, beginning with a magazine article about Dorothy Dix and her advice to a [...]

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. This will make it easier for those who do not like to drive [.. [...]

Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Sunday 21st October 2018


One more step along the world I go,
One more step along the world I go,
From the old things to the new,
Keep me travelling along with you.
And it’s from the old I travel to the new.
Keep me travelling along with you.

Sydney Carter’s jaunty hymn picks up the notion of the Way along which Jesus took his disciples and on which we are called to journey. [In All Together no 200; Common Praise 548.]

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
which shines brighter and brighter until full day. Proverbs 4: 18

In Zimbabwe and Malawi Mothers Union members journey alongside their sisters. They are helping Mrs Moyo, a disabled single mum, so she can send her children to school. Education is very important in Zimbabwe, and with members help school fees and blankets for orphans, children and parents can journey forward with confidence and faith in the future. In Malawi Mothers Union travels in Jesus’ steps helping to develop healthy communities and families.