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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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... [...]

Dear sisters and brothers, New restrictions for churches on the Central Coast (immediate effect) All parishes to be alert to possibility of new restrictions Effective from today the NSW Government have reintroduced restrictions for places of worship falling within the Greater Sydney area. They have included the Central Coast as part of these restrictions. I... [...]

Dear sisters and brothers, From 7 December, the NSW Government have released further changes for Places of Worship. Further details in relation to these changes and the updated documents have been outlined below: COVID19 Safety Plan (new document) Signage – Wearing Masks – Singing (new document) Safe Return to Church Framework – Cleaning Record Fact... [...]

COVID-19 Update – Singing indoors with masks from 7 December 2020 Singing indoors with masks from 7 December 2020 Changes to the number of people who can be present in church buildings Thank you Heidi The arrangements for Places of Worship approved by the NSW Government have been changed with effect from Monday. Revised Fact... [...]

COVID-19 Update Important changes in COVID-19 arrangements for parishes Applications can be made for innovations or activities that do not fit in existing suite of forms CovidSafe plans must be kept up to date More people can attend church services Church services time extended to 90 minutes Parishes can recommence some hospitality ministries Dear brothers... [...]

COVID-19 Update Dear sisters and brothers, We must continue to act as if COVID-19 is in our communities Wear a Face Mask at church Small singing groups (max 5) are permitted under strict conditions Congregational singing not permitted Services, activities and events must commence and finish at different times when using more than one building... [...]

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

Sunday 17th January

Christian fellowship

How many times have you heard the snide comment, ‘See these Christians, how
they love one another’? How many times have you experienced dis-fellowship?
We Christians are frail human being and subject to worldly temptations,
perhaps even more so, than our fellows who do not profess Christ.
Paul’s exhortation to the Corinthians serves as a reminder that it was always thus,
but that we need to stop ourselves in our disruptive traps, with God’s help.

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree
with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
2 Corinthians 13:11
Helen, from the Anglican Cathedral in Zanzibar, practiced Christian Fellowship when
she took out a loan from Vicoba. She used it to dig a well at her home accessing
fresh water to fatten livestock and grow vegetables. Additional income from this
business was used to access health insurance for her group and their families.
Peace and love abound when resources are shared.