The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle is committed to ensuring that all people who participate in our worship, programs and ministries have a safe and rewarding experience. God has commanded us to love one another. Ensuring a person’s safety is an expression of that love. The overarching parish safety policy and its key components can be accessed [HERE]
Detailed information in regard to our policies and procedures in relation to screening, training and compliance can be found [HERE].
The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle takes allegations of misconduct and abuse seriously. We encourage victims of crime to contact NSW Police.
We encourage people with concerns to come forward and speak with the Director of Professional Standards (1800 774 945) email@example.com. Survivor Support
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and respect the Awabakal and Darkinjung peoples, who walked about this place since time before. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and to come. We commit ourselves to the ongoing work of healing and reconciliation.
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East Lake Macquarie Anglican Church.
Welcoming All as friends.
The Parish of East Lake Macquarie welcomes you to our website and we invite you to join us at our services, activities, and events.
Sharing a Vision.
Our vision is to be a united group of welcoming Christian people, celebrating and sharing our faith with joy, respect, and care.
We are gently moving forward together to embrace new possibilities in an ever-changing world.
Using social media allows us to reach out and further share our faith, extending the hand of Christ in new ways.
This is a lively, vibrant Parish and there is always something happening across our three centres. There are regular Services held in Belmont, Windale, and Swansea as well as some of the local aged care homes. We are grateful to a large group of dedicated volunteers who share their energy and time in a variety of ways. East Lake Macquarie Anglican Church has three great Op Shops in Redhead, Belmont North, and Windale which are all well-supported and play an important role in the local community. In addition, we also have the Merrigum Centre operating out of our Windale centre, putting God’s love into action and providing food assistance to those in need every Wednesday morning as well as social interaction and friendship.
Celebrating Special Occasions:
Baptisms and Weddings are special occasions and wonderful celebrations, so we take great joy in being part of these celebrations. I encourage you to talk to us about times, dates, and ways that we can work together to make your event special and individual. Life also brings a range of challenges, hurt and loss, we hope to provide a place where everyone can feel supported and cared for.
If the website does not offer the information, you are looking for, please contact us via the contact page or phone us to arrange a time for a chat.
Anglican Parish of East Lake Macquarie.
“Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have”.
1 Samuel 25:6
Prayer for Creation
As the morning mist shrouds the river
and then is lifted by the gentle rays of the rising son,
so may our clouded spirits be raised by the warmth of your love.
Make us always mindful of your creation its fragility and its beauty.
Teach us to cherish it for those who come after
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Most Rev’d David Chillingworth,
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church