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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God of the Australian landscape, reflected through frosts and snowflakes; thank you for the gentle companionship of Jesus in the winter of our lives. May the faith of older generations be a witness to their families. Amen. (page 87 #91 ‘A Worship and Prayer Book for MU Australia  2009) [...]

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The beginning of NAIDOC Week 2019 was acknowledged and celebrated on Sunday 7 July at Sacred Heart Cathedral. It was a truly ecumenical service, including Aboriginal, Catholic, Anglican, Hebrew, Muslim and Bahá’í communities, with many others in attendance. The service began outside where attendees [...]

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14 June 2019 Dear brothers and sisters, District Court trial of Graeme Lawrence Next Monday, the trial of Graeme Lawrence, former Dean of Newcastle, will begin in the Newcastle District Court. The trial is likely to attract considerable attention and it is likely that the harrowing story of the Dioc [...]

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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 [...]

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Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Sunday 21st July, 2019


Commitment is regarded by many as an act to be avoided. It is often regarded with suspicion because someone or some organization wants to get something out of you, to bind you up. You may end up being a sort of slave with no independence. Your sense of self may be damaged, neglected, submerged beneath the demands of… the church, perhaps. Commitment means working together in trust, daring to ‘get on’ with others, giving way, remembering the common purpose, the commission.

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
Psalm 37:5

Our members in Tonga are committed to work with all ages, from the education of young people to the visiting of the elderly. Anglican women have embraced membership of Mothers’ Union in order to share the vision and commission of Mary Sumner. Thanks be to God.