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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God of the Australian landscape, reflected through frosts and snowflakes; thank you for the gentle companionship of Jesus in the winter of our lives. May the faith of older generations be a witness to their families. Amen. (page 87 #91 ‘A Worship and Prayer Book for MU Australia  2009) [...]   [...]

MiaMia -Winter 2019 Families Worldwide 2.19 (July-December 2019) [...]

The Archbishop of Canterbury, has praised the “unique and extraordinary” work of the Mothers’ Union, as he commissioned the international Anglican mission agency’s new Worldwide President, Sheran Harper, during a service in London’s Southwark Cathedral last night (Tuesday). Sheran Harper from Guyana [...]

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Next week we will celebrating the ordination of four new deacons in the Diocese. We asked them a few questions to get to know know them and know how we can pray for them… Jesse Baker Ordination: 27 June at 6pm, Camden Haven Anglican Church What is your life history in two sentences? I was... [...]

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You have a great story to tell The Diocesan Ministry Council organised a great event for lay people involved in or exploring a preaching ministry. Participants came from the north, south and west of the Diocese to hear from Canon Kesh Govan and Brendon Mannyx. “Don’t be boring!,” Kesh said while enc [...]

Newcastle’s oldest church, St John’s Cooks Hill, witnessed the ordination and commissioning of its newest priest on Wednesday 8 May. The Reverend Kimberley Sawyer has been a deacon at All Saints’ and St Mark’s, Hunters Hill was commissioned as the first female Parish Priest in St John’s 159 year his [...]

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 [...]

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Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Sunday 23rd June 2019

The marginalised

Where do the margins come from that exclude and denigrate? There has to be insiders for there to be outsiders. The margins are drawn by our understanding of what is acceptable. Perhaps the margins are drawn tighter the more blame is cast, the more marginalised people there seem to be. Certainly the psalmist appears to believe the wicked, and not the poor, are to blame. The rule of thumb here is to give, maintain, rescue and deliver. Our pattern and guide is Jesus Christ, forever leading us to generosity of spirit.

Give justice to the weak and the orphan;
maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

Psalm 82:3-4

Mothers Union, in the country with one of the highest rates of inequality in the world, South Africa, is committed to building a more inclusive society. Members are passionate about fighting gender-based violence and restoring relationships broken by gang violence, family trouble or lingering conflict. Our prayers and blessing be upon them all.