Diocese of Newcastle
Anglican Women

Anglican Women Newcastle

 

Anglican Women Newcastle was formed in 1960 as an 'umbrella' organisation for ALL Anglican women in the Diocese.

Prayer

Anglican Women's Prayer

Eternal God, the light of the minds that know you, the life of the souls that love you, and the strength of the hearts that serve you, help us to so know you, that we may truly love you, so to love you that we may fully serve you, for to serve you is perfect freedom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Our Aims

Anglican Women Newcastle unites women across the Diocese. We seek to help.

  • Prayer and Worship.
  • Learning.
  • Fellowship with all women in the Diocese and beyond.
  • Giving with Anglican Women Newcastle Thank You boxes.

Anglican Women Newcastle

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”. (Most Rev’d Philip Aspinall, 2009) Anglican Women exists in many other dioceses and until recently there was a national AWA — Anglican Women of Australia, with both Provincial and National Conferences taking place. Women from Newcastle Diocese have played a major role in its history at all levels, especially Moira Housden and Valerie Beal.

Anglican Women was established in the Diocese of Newcastle in 1960 as an ‘umbrella’ organisation for ALL women who belong to the Anglican Church. It does not aim to compete with other organisations, but rather to bring them together in a spirit of partnership and co-operation, as well as making provision for those not included in such groups. It aims to work toward the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through encouraging worship, study, service, fellowship and giving. There is no subscription and no admission service. However parishes and organisations are asked to pay a small annual affiliation fee.

The Anglican Women Newcastle, Diocesan Executive plans our program. Anglican Women Newcastle events are open to all.

  • Lenten Retreats. First week of Lent.  1 weekend and 1 midweek.
  • Annual Service. First Tuesday of June at the Cathedral.
  • Autumn Celebration. First Monday of May in the Manning Deanery.
  • Spring Celebrations. First week of September held in the Deaneries.
  • Anglican Women's Sunday. Last Sunday of July. Parishes celebrate the women in parish life and recognise their contribution.
  • Anglican Women Newcastle Quiet Day: Manning Deanery in October.

Recent Anglican Women Newcastle News Items

St Peters, East Maitland

Join us! Annual AW Service, 7th June at East Maitland

Anglican Women is for ALL women, whether they belong to another organisation or none. The Annual Diocesan AW Service will, instead of the Cathedral, this year take place on Tuesday 7th June at St Peter’s, William Street, East Maitland, commencing […]

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Solidarity with persecuted Christians

INTRODUCING AN ECUMENICAL INITIATIVE Amidst the hope-filled expectation and joy of the seasons of Advent and Christmas, the liturgy reminds us that the Christ-child was born into a world of struggle and violence, into a vulnerable family coping with many […]

The Rt Revd Greg Thompson, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

Bp Greg Thompson apologises for past abuse

On Sunday 21st June 2015, clergy in all parishes of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle read a Statement from Bishop Greg Thompson, in which he apologised for the hurts inflicted on people by members of the Church through sexual abuse and […]

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Spring Celebrations 2016

The first week of September always sees the Spring Celebrations organised by Anglican Women in the various Deaneries of the Diocese of Newcastle for everyone who would like to come. This year the guest speakers will be from Kairos Outside for […]

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Looking ahead: Dates for your Diary — 2016 & 2017

The special functions arranged by Anglican Women entail quite a bit of forward planning! So we can give you some dates for your diaries so you too can plan ahead. The Annual Anglican Women’s  Service 2016: will be on Tuesday 7th […]

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‘Love God’: a reflection from the Maitland AW service

One of the delights of travelling around the Diocese for the Anglican Women’s Spring Celebrations has been the beautiful and uplifting worship and fellowship in a variety of churches, and excellent homilies given by their clergy, each with its own […]

Prayer Service for the Royal Commission

There will be a Prayer Service for the Royal Commission on Sunday 31 July at 5pm at St Luke’s Wallsend. This act of Prayer and Worship is open to all people. The Service will consist of readings, hymns, symbols and […]

Jacqui Louez.

Jacqui: her journey with Alzheimers

Talk by Jacqui Louez at the Anglican Women’s Annual Service at the Cathedral, 2/6/2015 (Edited version) My darling dad, Nigel Robert Louez, started an 11-year journey with Alzheimer’s in his early 60s, which was around 2002. He passed away on […]

The Rt Revd Greg Thompson, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

Bishop’s Pastoral Letter, 11/2015

The Rt Revd Greg Thompson, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of  Newcastle. 19th November 2015 The Right Reverend Gregory Thomson Bishop of Newcastle MEDIA REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AFFECTING THE DIOCESE Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In June, I called […]

Jacqui Louez & The Hon. John Watson, CEO of Alzheimers Australia.

Anglican Women celebrate at Cathedral

A beautiful, clear Winter’s day, despite the chill, attracted women from throughout the Diocese of Newcastle to Christ Church Cathedral on 2nd June 2015. They came from Wingham and Taree, Merriwa and Muswellbrook, Woy Woy and all points in between, including a […]

Thank You Boxes

Anglican Women Newcastle Thank You Boxes are great. They are a simple way of thanking the Lord for help and guidance in day-to-day events. We say thank you. Thank You for little things we often take for granted. We place a coin in the box and give a little back.

Patterns or labels for boxes are available from your Parish AW Rep. You may of course use any container.

You can hand them to your Parish AW Rep. We collect them at the Diocesan Service  in June. We also collect them at the Spring Celebrations in September.

Download Thank You Box Design:   TYB 2015-6-Alzheimers

 

Thank You Box Projects

Each year the proceeds are donated to a project. This is decided upon by the Executive of Anglican Women Newcastle. Recipients have included these causes.

  • Youth work in this Diocese.
  • the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
  • Fred Hollowes Foundation.
  • Palliative Care Services in the Diocesan area.
  • A Literacy Program in Myanmar (Burma).
  • The Mission to Seafarers in the Port of Newcastle.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind (2014)

Project to September 2015.

  •  N.T. Aboriginal Ministry

Project for the year September 2015 to September 2016:

  • Alzheimers' Australia

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