Mothers Union Newcastle

Vision: 

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

Objectives:

  • 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

March 2021

February E-Newsletter

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Singing permitted in churches from 27 March Further update on COVID Safe arrangements for churches soon We have been advised that the Minister for Health has granted an exemption to the Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2021 which allows singing in churches to commence from this Saturday. Under the exemption, in... [...]

Our Diocesan Bishop, Dr Peter Stuart, addressed the Anglican Synod on Saturday about the challenges and opportunities facing the Anglican Church in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW. The address can be found here The Synod looks at the Diocese as a whole and considers the present and future challenges. The Diocese is seeking... [...]

Singing now allowed by choirs up to 30 indoors with 1.5m between performers and 5m between performers and other people Congregational singing permitted wearing masks – maximum capacity of one person per 4sqm From 12.01am on Friday 26 February 2021 there were a number of changes to the restrictions in NSW that effect Places of... [...]

In the coming weeks, COVID19 vaccines will be available in Australia. This is good news. Overseas evidence is showing that the immunisation program is reducing the number of hospital admissions and reducing the severity of illnesses arising from the virus. This also is wonderful news. At the heart of the Christian understanding of human relationships... [...]

Dear sisters and brothers, Volunteers aged over 70 no longer need to obtain health declaration There is no limitation on the roles that volunteers aged over 70 may undertake ​Dear sisters and brothers, Roles undertaken by people aged over 70 The NSW Government has amended its advice to people aged over 70 in relation to... [...]

Changes to Anglican leadership in Education and Child Development 11 January 2021 Dr Peter Stuart, the Bishop of Newcastle and Board Chair has announced a significant change in the leadership of Anglican schools, early learning centres, pre-schools and child development services. On 31 January, Mr Alan Green will conclude his service as the Executive Director... [...]

How will you describe 2020 What a year and we thought the challenges were behind us! So many families are experience a different Christmas this year! The travelling and gathering restrictions have reduced the ways people can get together. Many people will stay safe at home rather than venturing out to church or to be... [...]

2019 State Conference at Griffiths

Hi All Anglican Women, Riverina is well underway with plans for our Biennial NSW Provincial Conference to be held at St Alban’s Cathedral Griffith from Friday afternoon 17th to Sunday afternoon 19th May 2019. We have a great programme organised and I am sure that all attending will enjoy,  I am attaching a registration form [...] The post 2019 State Conference at Griffiths appeared first on Anglican Women. [...]

2019 Lent Retreats: Bookings open

The 2019 silent retreats for women in Lent will again take place at the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines, on the western shore of beautiful Lake Macquarie (between Toronto and Morisset). 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 [...] The post 2019 Lent Retreats: Bookings open appeared first on Anglican Women. [...]

Spring Celebrations: Riding for the Disabled

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 next 12 months. [...] The post Spring Celebrations: Riding for the Disabled appeared first on Anglican Women. [...]

A day of celebration: Anglican women at East Maitland

  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 and suggested that we not be concerned if we [...] The post A day of celebration: Anglican women at East Maitland appeared first on Anglican Women. [...]

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 Bishop of the Inland [...] The post Consecration of new Bishops appeared first on Anglican Women. [...]

Manning AW gather at Camden Haven

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 young bride to be from [...] The post Manning AW gather at Camden Haven appeared first on Anglican Women. [...]

Some Background to ‘Anglican Women’

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, though currently, it remains active in only Riverina, Bathurst, Newcastle [...] The post Some Background to ‘Anglican Women’ appeared first on Anglican Women. [...]

Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

11th April

Simplicity

‘Less is more’ was a catch cry of design (a phrase adopted in 1947 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe).
‘Tis the gift to be simple,(an old Quaker dancing/way of life song).
We are often filled with a longing to caste off the excess ‘stuff’, to end difficult relationships,
to move house, in an effort to simplify our lives. We may assume a meeker demeanour,
play down our natural talents, shy away from tasks that may put us in the spotlight,
in order to be seen as humble and Christian. Simplicity is rather the acceptance of God’s gifts
used to glorify our Creator and when we ‘find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight’.

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things  too great and too marvellous for me. 
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother;
 my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.
Psalm 131: 1-2

Mothers’ Union has a deep-rooted and trusted position within communities in Tanzania.
This week we pray for those members, both skilled and trained in resource mobilisation,
who will encourage and equip those unsure of themselves.