Mothers Union Newcastle

INTRODUCING OUR NEW CHAPLAIN - The Reverend Nicole Baldwin

Nicole was ordained on the 2nd 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

News from around

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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 [...]

Overseas & Northern Outreach News ...November 2018 Mia Mia Audio...Summer 2018 Families Worldwide 19.1...January - June 2019 Diocese of The Murray 'Con-Tributary...December 2018 Diocese of Ballarat 'Tent'...November 2018 Diocese of Bunbury 'The Mustard Seed'...#4 Summer [...]

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 [...]

God of the Australian landscape, reflected through the heat haze; thank you for the Australian summer and for all the fun things people can enjoy in the warmer months. Help us to be wise in the use of our natural resources and to care for the land during heat and humidity. Amen (page 87 #89 ‘A Worsh [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Rt Rev’d Dr Peter Stuart and Nicki Stuart. On Tuesday, 5th June, the annual Diocesan Service for ALL women (though of course, men are most welcome too!) in the Diocese will take place at St Peter’s, 47 William Street, East Maitland. This will make it easier for those who do not like to drive [.. [...]

Thought for the Week

from Anglican Mothers Union Australia

Sunday 20th January 2019

United in Christ

We are one in the Spirit, we are one on the Lord we are one in the Spirit
we are one in the Lord and we pray that all unity may one day be restored
and they’ll know we are Christian by our love,
by our love and they’ll know we are Christians be our love.

THE word of unity here is LOVE. Love is the identity word, a loving heart the central function, and loving mind the seal. And at every twist and turn of the Way we can expect to be challenged, threatened, reduced to despair, overcome by fear and dragged along by someone’s Love. The challenge is to realise when we are not loving, the threat is to have our ego dismantled, faith can call us out of despair, fear is defeated by trust and always someone is praying for us, always God’s love is seeking us, calling us to LOVE.

I ask not only on behalf of these,
but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word,
that they may all be one.
As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us,
so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
John 17:20-21

Mothers Union members in both Ethiopia and Uganda practiced unity in Christ when those from Ethiopia visited their neighbour in order to share knowledge and learn from each other. Love was needed to conceive and execute this venture as ethnic and political issues and the scares of war meant members needed to overcome fear and prejudice. God’s blessing hovered over their journey and its outcomes of love and understanding.