Mothers Union Newcastle

INTRODUCING OUR NEW CHAPLAIN - The Reverend Nicole Baldwin

Nicole was ordained on the 1st December, 2018 and was commissioned as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar on the 7th December, 2018.

Nicole is looking forward to being with us and learning about her role as our Chaplain.



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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Promotion & Development eNews (Winter 2019) [...]

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Please  keep in your prayers all those facing catastrophic fire conditions today. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand. All things look to you, O Lord, to give them their food in due seasons: look in mercy on your people, and hear our prayer for those whose lives and possessions are threaten [...]

Please pray for our MU sisters in the Bahamas as they struggle to face the devastation left by the recent cyclone.  May God hold you all in the palm of His hand. [...]

Spring 2019 Mia Mia now online [...]

Bishop of Penrith, Rt Revd Dr Emma Ineson welcomed as the new Mothers' Union Central Chaplain. [...]

God of the Australian landscape, reflected in spring gardens and new-born animals; refresh us anew with the hope of the risen Christ and enfold us with the hope of brothers and sisters in Christ. Amen (page 87 #92 ‘A Worship and Prayer Book for MU Australia  2009) [...]

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Written by Bishop Peter Stuart We have a beautiful gum tree in our back garden. It first took root long before rows of houses were built in our street. It dominates our suburban block. I like looking at the tree. I love the bark that falls of it. I enjoy seeing the birds in it,... [...]

A choir service at St Columba’s Cassilis saw the rural church “filled to the brim” by people celebrating the local Harvest Festival. Mudgee’s Cudgegong Choir performed religious-type Mozarts, accompanied by an “earthy” liturgy, written specifically for the occasion. The service was followed by after [...]

Belmont Op Shop Up-Sizes Belmont Op Shop moved recently to larger premises in Macquarie Street. A craft group started last week in a room separate to the trading section of the shop. It is planned that a Bible discussion group will commence in September. We welcome visitors, shoppers and those inter [...]

Our Bishop, Dr Peter Stuart, has been widely reported in the NSW media in relation to changes in the law about termination of pregnancies. Anglicans are encouraged to pray about this area of legislation and pray for the parliamentarians. Dr Stuart’s engagement can be found  at Abortion Law – NSW [...]

When Teralba Anglican Church closed in November last year, a group of members found themselves starting the “Cameron Park Anglican House Church”. A core group from the congregation couldn’t find another place to worship, so Colin and Kay Walters started hosting the group in their lounge room. “There [...]

Next Friday 23 August Saint Luke’s Wallsend is hosting a ‘Pride Mass’ in conjunction with Equal Voices Anglican as an opportunity for this parish and the broader Anglican church to celebrate and affirm LGBTIQA+ people in Newcastle and the Hunter during Newcastle Pride Week, especially within the chu [...]

Last Sunday All Saints celebrated 60 years as a church on its present site. In a post on Facebook, they said: “We celebrated with Baptisms and confirmations, praise and worship and then an old prayer book service with robed choir. We had the pleasure of Bishop Peter’s company and wise words in the s [...]

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 atta [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Sunday 15th September, 2019

Flourishing harvest

For the Western world the harvest comes into the shops and markets with a great flourish. There is SO much, of everything. Few of us grow our own food, there aren’t many chooks in back yards or fruiting trees. The abundance has complex affects on water systems, on rivers and seas and what lives in them. Native animals and plants are endangered all over the world. What do we pray for? Do we Christians have a responsibility in the land you have given us? Help us, Lord.

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few;
therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.”
Matthew 9:37-38

Loving God, we hold before you the members in Kenya who have begun self-help programmes in six dioceses. Projects undertaken involve pig and goat rearing, fishing, farming, bee keeping. We pray, dear Lord, for flourishing harvests for the parishes as they work with the challenges and towards empowerment.