Mothers Union Newcastle

Bishop Sonia's talk "Our Theme" (click Dove)

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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Last Monday evening 100 or so people from across the Diocese of Newcastle and our partner churches gathered in our Cathedral for “A Service of Prayer for Recovery in this Time of Drought and Bushfire”.  We have been very aware of people across the country, including in our Diocese, whose lives have [...]

A Christmas Message from the Anglican Bishop of Newcastle – Dr Peter Stuart There is expectation in the air. Christmas is near and people have begun their travels. Children are excitedly anticipating gifts from Father Christmas. Parents are wondering who might join them in church or around the dinne [...]

We have updated the Professional Standards Poster to ensure that people know how to contact the Police and the Child Protection Helpline. We encourage anyone who has been harmed to come forward to speak about their experience. Parishes should print the revised poster and ensure that a copy is placed [...]

From 1 March 2020 reporting child abuse will be a legal requirement for clergy and church workers in NSW. This follows amendments to the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (Care Act) which expand mandatory reporter groups and also provides greater protections for reporters. Th [...]

Christmas Donations Fr Andrew and Monica Eaton from St Luke’s Wallsend, with Sonia Hornery MP, donating to the Share the Dignity campaign through Sonia’s Wallsend office. New Sculpture Unveiled at Maitland The newly installed Sculpture by local sculptor Julie Squires & inspired by Jacob Epstein’ [...]

Last Saturday, 30 November, the Diocese celebrated the ordination of Reverends Jesse Baker, Melanie Whalley, Zeb McKrell and Angela Peverell. Bishop Peter shared the following words: “It was wonderful to have people from the length and breadth of the Diocese in the Cathedral on Saturday to celebrate [...]

Two Bishops’ Dialogue Last Thursday 21 November, Newcastle Anglican Bishop Peter Stuart and Newcastle-Maitland Catholic Bishop Bill Wright held an ecumenical discussion on the topic of ‘religious freedom’. Photos by Grant Killen, Bishop Peter Stuart, Bishop Bill Wright and Dean of Newcastle Katherin [...]

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 26th January 2020

Poverty and homelessness

Why is it that we who live in one of the wealthiest and peaceful nations on earth,
can feel such intense NEED. Surely there is irony in the fact that NEED and GREED rhyme.
At the root of Poverty and Homelessness is the tragedy of cultural breakdown,
war, competing interests for the world’s resources.
Our Lord Jesus was born into such a world – on the wrong side of wealth and luxury.
Mothers Union is commissioned to seek justice for all, out of love for the poor and needy.

How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods
and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
1 John 3:17-18

Refugees are by definition homeless and in poverty. One Mothers Union branch in the USA,
was working with African refugees. Rather than give them gifts at Christmas,
members asked them what they needed.
Now the members host a market-style giveaway event which meets a more urgent need.