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.

 

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

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The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and all of its organisations has joined the National Redress Scheme effective Friday 29 March 2019. People considering an application should go to https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/ Help is available from within the Diocese. If you wish to contact our Survivor Supp [...]

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... [...]

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 April 14th 2019

Holy week

The utter intensity of the last days of Jesus’s work on earth has been played out throughout Christian history. From the very first days the events imprinted on Our Lord’s followers such passion and faith that as the gospels unfold in their various details, we are given an undeniable sense of His Presence, human and divine. From those first days until now remembering, walking with Our Lord and his disciples has brought Christians to faith. If it is important to know that Jesus walks beside us in our daily lives, how much more important is it that we poor creatures walk beside him in triumph, in breaking bread together, in betrayal, trial, torture, and the forgiveness of enemies. Then we too may truly recognise the Son of God.

And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
Now when the centurion, who stood facing him,
saw that in this way he breathed his last,
he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”

Mark 15:38-39

 The suffering of Jesus resonates with the women in Papua New Guinea. Mothers’ Union members are planning for a large Parenting Programme that will empower individuals to change their communities and their families from abuse to love and forgiveness. We pray with them for younger members.