Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, NSW

St Peters Swansea

28 Josephson St Swansea

Sun Eucharist  8.00 am
Sun Eucharist  4.00 pm
Wed Eucharist 8.00 am
Fri Healing 9.30 am
1st Sunday Family Service 11 am

Gwandalan Community Centre

 

Cnr Koowong Road & Noamunga Cres., Gwandalan

Sunday  Eucharist  9.45 am

 

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 http://bible.oremus.org/   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:

Swansea:
Julie_McKay (49713629) & Mervyn Hammond (4971 4993)

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

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Thought

Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
[Hebrews 4:16]

Contact Info

Clergy
Associate Priest, part-time:
The Rev’d Robyn Fry
phone  4971 1300
email  fry.robyn@bigpond.com
Supervising Priest
The Rev’d Canon Janet Killen
 4945 9993
Address
28 Josephson Street
Swansea NSW 2281
Mail
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