The Wider Church

World Council of Churches

A fellowship of churches that confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to scripture, who seek to fulfil together the common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

A community of churches on the way to visible unity in one faith and eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and common life in Christ.

Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion is one of the world’s largest Christian communities. It has in more than 165 countries. Anglicanism is one of the traditions or expressions of the Christian Faith.

It is organised into a series of provinces and extra-provincial areas. The provinces are subdivided into dioceses and the dioceses into parishes.

Anglican Church of Australia

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.

Our Diocese

Newcastle Anglicans

Anglicans offer a caring Christian presence in parishes, agencies and schools in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of New South Wales from the Hawkesbury to Lake Cathie: from the Coast to beyond the Burning Mountain.

In response to God's call to flourish by grace we need to focus our resolve, be committed to healthy ministry as a safe church, encourage inclusion, and use our resources well as we engage in a 21st Century mission.

Safe Ministry

God has commanded us to love one another. Ensuring a person’s safety is an expression of that love.

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. Anglicans are committed to working together to ensure that policies and practices in place that are consistent with the Gospel.


Samaritans is here to support and help people through tough times. We give our help unconditionally with care and respect, empowering individuals to build their resilience and find their place in the community. Our belief in social justice means we stand up for what is right and are not afraid to amplify the voices of people in our society who go unheard.

Mission Agencies


Anglican Board of Mission is the national mission agency for the Anglican Church. It is the channel through which Australian Anglicans participate in mission, both here and overseas. Anglicans in Development is wholly owned by ABM, and operates ABM’s Sustainable Communities program, working with church partners to deliver grassroots, community-driven development, and disaster preparedness and response

Mission to Seafarers

Ships don’t bring us 95% of everything we have. Seafarers do.

Seafarers continually sustain every Australian with the goods we need and enjoy. As a worldwide charity, the Mission to Seafarers stands alongside these 1.6 million men and women in 260 ports around the world.

Other Links

Mothers Union Newcastle

Mothers Union seeks To - promote and support married life; To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children; - maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service; - promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children; - help those whose family life has met with adversity

Anglican Women Newcastle

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”

Oremus Bible Browser

Oremus Bible Browser is a powerful tool for looking up bible passages. It includes the NRSV, The Common Worship Psalter, The ASB Psalter (The Liturgical Psalter), and The Authorized Version. It is worth having some familiarity with the tools it provides, as it is a very handy resource. The NRSV is the Bible we most normally use in the Parish, in line with most of the Diocese.

Newcastle Anglican Ecocare

The Diocesan Environment Commission helps parishes and the Diocese as a whole work to safeguard, sustain, and renew the life of the earth. The role of the commission includes encouraging and inspiring parishioners to become aware of issues affecting our environment and to take responsibility both spiritually and practically so that we can make a difference and move toward a sustainable future.

Anglican Environmental Network

Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide have long been concerned with environmental issues. From extreme weather to food shortages all of us are affected. Guided by the fifth Mark of Mission members of the Anglican Communion Environment Network strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth.