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.


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

Lent Retreat for Women**(Note only weekend)

Venue: St Joseph’s Spirituality  Centre, Kincumber South

Theme: JOY: ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength.’ Nehemiah 8:10 

Retreat Conductor: The Rev’d Jane Trigg, P-in-C  Parish of Branxton-Greta-Lochinvar

Retreat 1 (weekend): Friday 4pm 3 March to 3 pm Sunday 5/3/2017

***Retreat 2 (weekday): Tues. 7/3 to  Thurs. 9th. PLEASE NOTE: SADLY THIS ONE HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED. We regret any disappointment this has caused.

Day Option: Saturday 4/3/2017;  (9am to 5pm)

(Download/ print a copy of the brochure with Registration Form –   retreat-brochure-2017w  )

About our Retreat Conductor,  The Rev’d Jane Trigg

The Rev’d Jane Trigg has been the Priest- in-Charge of the Parish of Greta-Branxton-Lochivar since February 2016.  She writes:

The Rev’d Jane Trigg

“A cradle Anglican, and only child of two professional musicians, I was born and grew up in Melbourne.

My life to date has been an incredibly rich, diverse and at times challenging one. . . I have moved home nineteen times, lived in five different Dioceses, had ministry training and stipendiary positions in parishes and chaplaincies, endured the challenges of relationships, have one living parent, raised two daughters, loved numerous pets, played in orchestras, sung in choirs, sailed on seas, and have been present and nurtured in diverse faith communities from evangelical to anglo-catholic.

Those who have inspired my spiritual journey are St Ignatius of Loyola, Thic Nhat Hanh and of course, Jesus. Also women like Amy Carmichael, Mother Theresa and Nadia Bolz-Weber.

I also love icons, prayer beads, labyrinth’s, water, and all of God’s creation. . . journaling, doodling, retreating and endeavouring to find God in all things.

“I am looking forward to sharing with you in March.”

Venue: St Joseph’s Spirituality Centre

After many years of meeting at the Monastery, Stroud, safety concerns have forced us to consider other venues. So this year we will gather at St Joseph’s Spirituality & Education Centre at Kincumber South, in a natural bushland setting in a quiet corner of the beautiful Central Coast.

The spacious grounds front the Kincumber Broadwater, creating an atmosphere of tranquility and peace that enhances the spiritual and reflective nature of the Centre.

The quality and presentation of the accommodation add to the overall prayerful ambience. Comfortable, well-appointed twin or single rooms  have modern en-suites. You can have a room to yourself, or share if desired with a friend. All areas have fans/heating, some main areas air conditioning.

The common areas include conference rooms, Chapel, comfortable lounge areas, a small prayer room, Library/reading room, garden meditation areas, walking tracks, a Labyrinth and pool.

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 Residential Retreats include:

Dinner on arrival evening, Accommodation x 2 nights, plus

Day 1 – Breakfast, m/afternoon teas, lunch, dinner; Day 2 – Breakfast, morning tea and lunch

(You do NOT need to bring own linen.)

Residential attendance cost:  $325

Day attendance 9.00am – 5.00pm includes: Morning and afternoon teas, lunch. Cost:  $60

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: 17th February 2017

Take: toiletries incl. soap, insect repellant, comfortable clothes, Bible, notepad, pen.

Pool available – so bring swimmers.


First things first, when you go on a retreat you don’t have to prepare meals, keep your room tidy or even drive anywhere.

As women, we often find ourselves too busy running things that we leave ourselves short on time to nurture ourselves. It is important for us to find a balance between doing and being.

This retreat is designed to give you a break from the distractions of everyday life in order that you might spend a little more time thinking about how being a Christian woman affects the way you live out your life.

It can be tough at first, but we want you to relax, unwind from all your commitments and take this opportunity to have your mind extended, share with other women and spend time with God.

“The most effective listening to God is achieved when our silence allows us to be more receptive to Him. To do this we need few distractions. Reflecting, meditating, mulling, thinking, listening and travelling are attempts of the soul to perceive the divine.

The essence of a retreat is to grasp at the divine and to live it from within, to embrace the divine with all our pain and grief and to offer them to God’s greater love.”

Courtesy Mothers’ Union HQ UK


St Joseph’s Spirituality Centre, 8 Humphreys Road, Kincumber South, is about 30 mins drive from Gosford, and an easy drive from Newcastle.

Take F3 freeway as far as the Gosford exit. From the north take Gosford exit (Central Coast H’way).

Follow all the East Gosford/Terrigal signs until you end up on Central Coast Highway just past the East Gosford shopping centre. Stay on this road for about 2 kilometres. Make a right turn at lights to Kincumber and Avoca Beach. Stay on this road, Avoca Drive, until you pass Kincumber Shopping Village on left (1) and Kincumber Public school on left (2).

Then at the roundabout (3) take a right turn to Woy Woy and continue along Empire Bay Drive. Pass Nautical Village on the right (4), then after 0.4km turn right into MacKillop Road (5).

Make a right turn at T-intersection into Humphreys Road (6) then a right turn into the driveway (7) beside historic sandstone Holy Cross Church.


Old Pacific Highway, through SWANSEA – at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Pacific Hwy/A4311 min (15.4 km)
Turn left onto Elizabeth Bay Dr to Budgewoi
Follow Central Coast Hwy/A49 to Ocean View Dr in Wamberal
Continue on Ocean View Dr. Take Scenic HwyAvoca Dr and Empire Bay Dr, Mary McKillop Rd, then rt into Humphreys Rd in Kincumber South.
 OR get a train to Woy Woy Station, where there is a lift, and then a taxi. (or if notified of time of arrival, we might be able to arrange a car to meet you.)( www.stjosephskincumber.org.au/ )