Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, NSW


28 Josephson St Swansea

Sunday 8.00 am Holy Communion (except 1st Sun)
Sunday 4.00 pm Holy Communion


Wednesday 9.30 am Morning Prayer and Communion

Friday 9.30 am Holy Communion
1st Sunday 10.00 am Family Service


Cnr Koowong Road and Noamunga Crescent, Gwandalan
Sunday 10.00 am Eucharist - except 1st Sunday - A Service for Today's Church (lay-led)

St Peter's Swansea Anglican Church

Swansea Anglican Church

Thanks for visiting Swansea Anglican Church website today. We are part of the Diocese of Newcastle, and serve the communities of Swansea, Gwandalan and Summerland Point, as well as Pelican, Blacksmiths, Caves Beach, Catherine Hill Bay, Nords Wharf, Cams Wharf, Chain Valley Bay and Murrays Beach.

Sunday by Sunday we gather as a Church Family of Anglicans to worship God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit, knowing this makes a difference in our lives, and praying that that difference will make a difference in our community. We welcome all who would come to join with us in worship. As well as Sunday worship, we offer the Pastoral Services of Baptism, Marriage, and Funerals. We have regular groups including Bible Study, Craft Group, Mothers' Union and a Guild.

You will find with us friendship, acceptance and caring.

Our mission: In faith and prayer, let us show God's love to all through our worship, witness and care.

Note: To look up the Bible Readings listed below: click on the day you want, then 'copy' the reading you want — go to web site   and paste.

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Caring for Each Other

If you or someone you know is not well, in hospital, or would like Home Communion, please contact:

Julie_McKay (49713629) & Mervyn Hammond (4971 4993)

June_Howard (49710978) Jan Kelly (4972 5854) & Carol Leist.

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On Monday 10 April, Samaritans celebrated Youth Week with a community event organised in consultation with young people in the Hamilton South area. There was a great turn out from the community with over 150 people attending to enjoy a BBQ, games, workshops, entertainment and cultural activities. Each young person also received a show bag...

Easter Family Fun at Gloucester The Parish of Gloucester held an Easter Family Fun morning on April 12 to bring the community together over Easter. The Easter Family Fun morning was a great way to celebrate God’s BIG love for us at Easter and connect with families from the community of Gloucester. Children, parents, aunts and...

Parish of Belmont Beautiful photos from the Parish of Belmont including the New Fire at All Saints, the Good Friday service, a spectacular Ecumenical service at Redhead Beach, and Easter Sunday photos in the church. Parish of Dungog Amazing photos from the Parish of Dungog – watching through the night on Holy Thursday, followed by...

On Wednesday March 12th clergy and laity from across the Diocese of Newcastle came together at Christ Church Cathedral to renew their commitment to Christian ministry. The service, led by Bishop Peter Stuart, reflected on the year that has been. He said, “One of the people I have got to know well through the Royal...

On the Wednesday of Holy Week the Diocesan family gathered at the Cathedral to reflect on ministry, renew ministry vows, and bless the holy oils for the coming year.  This is in line with the wider church’s tradition of blessing oils and renewing ordination vows in holy week of each year.  This year’s gathering, while...

Samaritans is the first Hunter-based organisation to become a White Ribbon Workplace, after completing a rigorous 18 month accreditation process that affirmed its commitment to preventing violence against women. On April 10 the Samaritans Foundation celebrated their accreditation as a White Ribbon Workplace. Samaritans is the only Hunter-based workplace to be accredited by White Ribbon thus...

Scone Parish celebrates with a Teddy Bear’s Picnic Families Together is a monthly service with a child focus followed by craft and lunch. Recently everyone was invited to bring their Teddies for a Picnic. We learnt about Peter “the rock” and then followed the service with teddy bear games and a picnic in the hall....

Samaritans has teamed up with the very talented artist, Tabatha Tyne to create an exciting new tool to help young people share their feelings and communicate. The Youth Series card set is a unique method of establishing and supporting communication and…

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It’s that time of year again, the 2017/18 Entertainment books are now ready to order! You can choose either a hard copy or a digital copy for your smart phone.  With a digital copy you can look up your nearest…

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On Monday 10 April, Samaritans celebrated Youth Week with a community event organised in consultation with young people in the Hamilton South area. There was a great turn out from the community with over 150 people attending to enjoy a…

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On Wednesday 5th April Samaritans opened our 11th Collectors Care Art Exhibition. The Exhibition featured an amazing range of over 100 works from local artists including oils, watercolour, glass, sand blown copper, sculpture and painted wooden cases. Every year, Collectors…

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With winter fast approaching now is the perfect opportunity to clear out last seasons wardrobe… but don’t just throw out your your old goodies!  Samaritans Retail Shops are always looking for more donations.  Your pre-loved clothes, knick-knacks and linen can…

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Samaritans has noticed an increasing trend towards online gambling with more individuals  seeking support for this type of problem gambling through our services. Samaritans Gambling Counsellor, Graeme Penny, said “several years ago, 90% of the people we supported came to us…

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To mark World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, we’re busting three common myths about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 1. Myth: ASD is the same for each person diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder is described as…

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Fr. Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada,  last month.

Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme “Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership” in a 20-22 April consultation in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Communications team at the Anglican Communion office has produced a short film highlighting the work of directors and staff. It also gives a taste of the work of the Anglican Alliance which is based in the same building in west London.

The Task Group set up by last year’s Primates’ gathering and meeting has been meeting in London this week with the emphasis on understanding diversity within the Anglican Communion – and recognising the many areas of unity.  

The former Editor of The Tablet, Catherine Pepinster, has been appointed as the UK Development Officer for the Anglican Centre in Rome.

For most of the world’s newest nation, wracked by internal conflict, joy seems far away, and yet for Christians, Easter is still a time of hope. A recent message from the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) says the Resurrection reminds us that even in this world there is “goodness and light with triumph”.

A conference has begun in Chicago, facilitated by a group of more than 60 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. “Unholy Trinity: the Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence” is a three-day event grounded in scripture, liturgy and theology.

2017 Lent Retreats for Women

Venue: St Joseph’s Spirituality  Centre, Kincumber South Theme: JOY:

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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:

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The Anglican Women Australia Conference, 5-8th June, hosted by Anglican Women in the Diocese of Newcastle is drawing ever closer! We have been able to extend the deadline for registrations to 18th May. With the theme, ‘Thanksgiving for the Ministry of Women’, it promises to be an exciting time of worship, fellowship and learning, with […]

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Manning’s Autumn Rally

  Anglican Women of Australia in the Manning Deanery of Newcastle Diocese will hold their AUTUMN CELEBRATION on Thursday at St Paul’s, 61 Ravenshaw Street, Gloucester. ALL women are most welcome!Anglican Women of Australia in the Manning Deanery of Newcastle Diocese will hold their AUTUMN CELEBRATION on Thursday 27th April at St Paul’s, 61 Ravenshaw Street, Gloucester.

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A joyful 2017 Lent Retreat

The 2017 Anglican Women’s silent Lent retreat at St Joseph’s Retreat Centre at Kincumber. What a wonderful time of refreshment, fellowship, worship and laughter! Our theme was ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength’ (Neh.

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AWA State Conference programme

From 5-8th June 2017, Anglican Women Australia will hold their bi-annual State Conference, hosted by Anglican Women, Diocese of Newcastle. It will take place at Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Road, Argenton, a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle NSW. The theme of the conference is ‘Thanksgiving for the ministry of women’.

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$6,000 raised for Alzheimers

Anglican Women has been able to send $6,000 to Alzheimers Australia (NSW), the money raised through Thank You box giving from September 2015 to September 2016 – a wonderful effort. Thank you to all who contributed!

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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things
[1 Corinthians 14.25]

Contact Info

Associate Priest:
The Rev’d Robyn Fry
phone  4971 1300
Deacon: The Revd Christine Plumridge: ph 4976 2144, email:
Supervising Priest
The Rev’d Canon Janet Killen
 4945 9993
28 Josephson Street
Swansea NSW 2281
PO Box 152 Swansea NSW 2281
Parish Phone 4971 1300

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Parish Area

We serve the people of:   Swansea, Caves Beach, Pelican, Blacksmiths, Catherine Hill Bay, Murrays Beach, Nords Wharf, Gwandalan, Summerland Point, & Chain Valley Bay