Anglicanism is one of tradition of Christian faith. The word Anglican originates in ecclesia anglicana, a medieval Latin phrase dating to at least 1246 that means the English Church, but in the past two centuries the tradition has been adopted around the world. Now 85 million members are part of national or regional Churches that call themselves Anglican (or Episcopal in some countries) which collectively are known as the Anglican Communion.
The Church consists of 23 Dioceses across Australia, led by a Diocesan Bishop supported by a team of clergy and lay people. Prayer and worship happens in parishes – and these range from large metropolitan congregations to small remote communities who come together to live the faith. To find out about life in your local diocesan community or to seek out a parish community near you, please contact the dioceses directly.
The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle is your local Anglican Church in the Central Coast, Hunter, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Manning, Paterson and Port Stephens regions of New South Wales, Australia.
The Diocese serves this geographical region through its 63 parishes, four schools, Samaritans, Anglican Care, Anglican Savings and Development Fund and a number of chaplaincies. We minister people in rural, regional and city areas.
Mothers' Union is an international Christian movement that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide. Working in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning.
We are a mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia and part of the worldwide Mothers’ Union with links to 83 countries and over four million members who share one heartfelt vision - to bring about a world where God's love is shown through prayer and loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.
Anglican Women “exists to celebrate and support women, both lay and ordained, in their ministries and in their witness by providing opportunity for fellowship and the concrete expression of their unity in Christ”. This is an umbrella organisation for all women and women's organisations.