2017 Spring Celebrations
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 speaker will be Brian Holmes from Anglican Overseas Aid, which will be the recipients of the next Thank You Box collection (Sep. 2017-Sep. 2018).
- Monday 5 September: TUNCURRY – St Nicholas’ Anglican Church, Cnr Lake & Bent Streets
- Tuesday, 6th: Cardiff – St Thomas’ Anglican Church, 5 Thomas Street
- Wednesday, 7th: Merriwa – Holy Trinity, 40 Bow Street
- Thursday, 8th: Branxton – St John the Divine, Cessnock Road
- Friday, 9th: Wyoming – Holy Family Anglican Church, 2 Ronald Ave
The programme :
- 10.00 am Morning Tea
- 10.30 am Holy Communion Service (taken by the parish priest)
- 11.45 Guest Speaker: Brian Holmes from Anglican Overseas Aid
- 12.30 Lunch – (BYO or Bring & share)
- 1.15 Most have a lighter item after lunch, eg a musician
- 2.00pm Finish
About Anglican Overseas Aid
Anglican Overseas Aid is an overseas relief and development agency of the Anglican Church of Australia. Their vision is for a just, peaceful and sustainable world free of poverty. For almost 30 years it has been supporting projects in 10 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, with work including HIV and AIDS prevention, safe and effective solar lighting, breast cancer diagnosis and management, gender-based violence prevention and much more.
About Brian Holmes
Before moving to Australia, Brian spent more than 20 years working within the publishing industry in the UK, which included running his own marketing and design consultancy, with regular forays as an author, book and magazine publisher and website editor.
He has a Masters in Vocational Practice: Aid and Development from Tabor College, Victoria, to go alongside his BA in Theology and Diploma in Marketing. Brian is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Anglican Overseas Aid. He is dedicated to exploring the link between social justice and faith, from both the personal perspective and that of the church.