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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5 June – Number 1 Application to re-open Opportunity and similar Retail shops is now available Dear colleagues, Parishes can now apply for permission to re-open Opportunity Shops and other similar Retail Shops such as book shops within the Diocese. The health and safety of all people attending our s

29 May – Number 1 Application processes will begin next week for further reopening church buildings, reopening opportunity (and similar activities) and for allowing hall hire. Where a parish cannot resolve to reopen Sunday worship or resolves not to reopen for Sunday worship they should advise the B

26 May – Number 1 Thank you for your careful attention to detail in applications to reopen church buildings No changes in permissions Parishes urged to make preparations for the next stage Please pray! Dear colleagues, Reopening applications Thank you for your careful consideration of the wellbeing

19 May – Number 1 Slow stream of applications for reopening of church buildings Guidance on baptisms Dear colleagues, Reopening applications I am grateful for the careful attention that people are giving to the process of reopening our church buildings. There has been a slow stream of applications m

15 May – Number 1 Application can be made to livestream services on a Sunday NSW Health have advised that congregation numbers doesn’t include the people leading/managing the service Dear colleagues, I write to confirm that the use of a church building on a Sunday for live streaming or recording wit

14 May – Number 1 Application process for reopening church buildings and recommencing church activity released Dear brothers and sisters, Introduction I was grateful for the opportunity to meet with so many of you via Zoom yesterday as we continue our journey of returning to face-to-face ministries

9 May 2020 – Number 1 Revised draft of for opening church buildings and recommencing parish operations released Details about hall hire included in draft The only change to yesterday’s update is a revised draft framework which includes hall hire being permitted when NSW moves to step 2. Hirers will

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 31st May

Come Holy Spirit

 As with the Kingdom, the Holy Spirit is not our possession,
not under our command but is pure Gift.
The more we pray to the Father, through the Son and by the Holy Spirit,
the less our prayer will be a sort of shopping list or battle plan.
It is SO hard to give up control but that is the first thing to go.
Remember the last gift of the Holy Spirit is Self-Control.
We need to work through all the others and with Self-Control
we may find we don’t need to control God’s Kingdom,
just BE yourself whom God love absolutely.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:8

Knitting is the gifts of members in Scotland to those they know are wounded and lost.
Clothes for premature and stillborn babies are tangible expressions
of love and understanding and come with and in God’s name.
Members also engage Alzheimer’s patient in knitting the tiny clothes.
A circle of love and spiritual blessing.