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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MEDAL OF THE ORDER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION to Mrs Margaret Dunbar (MU Melbourne). Margaret was awarded  the OAM for service to athletics. We all know that she deserves it for her work for MU as well! Margaret has been a member for well over 50 years, still manages the MU Shop on Fridays at Frankston [...]

Mothers’ Union mourns death of West Indies Provincial Vice President Joan James  (ACNS News Service - 21-1-2019) [...]

On Monday 7th January 2019, a Service of Thanksgiving for our new Worldwide President, Sheran Harper, was held at St George's Cathedral, Georgetown. The Right Rev Charles Davidson (Bishop of Guyana) led the service and preached. Past President Sheila George and Sheran's husband Roger did t [...]

Congratulations to Lynne Tembey, our current Worldwide President who has been awarded the OBE in the 2019 New Years Honours for her services to Mothers' Union, women and families. We are so delighted that her hard work and dedication to our wonderful organisation has been recognised in this way [...]

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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 [...]

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The Rev’d Jacqueline Drewe was commissioned as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Morpeth on Tuesday 4 December at 7pm. The Rev’d Nicole Baldwin was commisioned as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar on Friday 7 December at 7pm. Congratulations to them both on this joyous occas [...]

Scone Grammar School wraps up 2018 with speech day The Scone Grammar School community gathered on Wednesday for their annual Speech and Presentation Day, marking another year of success both inside and outside the classroom. A year of celebrating amazing achievements on so many levels for students a [...]

On Saturday 1 December The Rev’ds Nicole Baldwin, Jacqueline Drewe, Philip Morris and John Quilter were ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Cathedral. The Cathedral was full as family, friends, Bishops, clergy and visitors came together to celebrate what was a joy-filled occasion, marking th [...]

On Christmas Day, thousands of children in Australia open a present from their father or mother or grandparent who is not there – they are in prison. Prison Fellowship are looking to partner with churches in sharing God’s love with families across the Central Coast/Newcastle NSW region this Christma [...]

Christmas is underway at Samaritans with staff and volunteers busily preparing for the return of Christmas Lunch in Singleton. With the support and generosity of the local parish, volunteers, sponsors and supporters, Christmas Lunch in Singleton will be held at the Senior Citizens Centre from 11am-2 [...]

Nativity at Gloucester St Paul’s Gloucester is thankful for the clever people who made this fantastic Nativity scene out the front of the Parish Hall. You can head to Hume St to have a look at stage 1 of the project. End of Year Fun at Wingham The Wingham Church Youth Group gathered at Wingham... [...]

Stockton St Paul’s Stockon held a Gingerbread House making event on November 17. It was so much fun they cannot wait for next year. Cooks Hill St John’s, Cooks Hill held their 1st Annual Gingerbread House making event this week. The fun, creative and sugar-filled day was a huge success. Everyone wil [...]

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 17th February 2019

Purpose in Life

Thou camest, O Lord, with the living Word, That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn and with crown of thorn, They bore Thee to Calvary.

Here is verse 4 of the old Christmas hymn, ‘Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown’ AHB 206.

With what wondrous purpose Jesus came and lived and worked; to set us free. Free to love and be loved, to go out on limb with a mad idea to free slaves, or to protest against racial separation. These are the noble and historic purposes which amazing grace bestowed on the Christian heroes. Each of us is called to freedom, to offer ourselves and our money to give abundant life to those in need, whatever their age or circumstance.

For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
Ephesians 2:10

The stigma of HIV/AIDS only strengthens the purpose of members in Uruguay to help the needy and vulnerable. They have set up a home for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. They also support and make clothes for street children, run free family centres which provide vocational training for women. Those with a purpose in life pass that onto others.

Praise be to God.