Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, NSW

St Peters Swansea

28 Josephson St Swansea

Sun Eucharist  8.00 am
Sun Eucharist  4.00 pm

(except 1st Sunday)

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  10.00 am,
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 http://bible.oremus.org/   and paste.

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Lectionary Readings

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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Check out what has been happening around the Diocese this week with a gallery of photos. Has your parish or group had a special event? Please send your photos and stories to louisemackay@newcastleanglican.org.au to be included in the Messenger.  

The gift of hospitality inviting the stranger to come in By Sue Williams for the Social Justice Task Force The tide of public opinion is slowly changing on the issue of Asylum Seeker and Refugee policy in Australia as we witness a transformation in the way we respond to asylum seekers and refugees. Churches, communities, social...

Building a path towards the humane treatment of refugees By The Ven Rod Bower Ambassador for the Refugee Council of Australia I was born in a country with an Indigenous presence of at least 60,000 years. A mere 228 years ago the British arrived. Ignoring the Indigenous inhabitants they declared the land “terra nullius”, meaning “nobody’s...

Khadijeh’s Story Words by Louise Mackay Khadijeh had been living in Iran her whole life. She was born there. Her family was from Afghanistan; they had fled their war-torn country before she was born and they had made a life in Iran. However, in 2010 the Iranian government decided the Afghani and Iraqi people were...

Maddison West’s dedication rewarded THE inaugural Aboriginal Student of the Year for Myall Lakes is Maddison West from Manning Valley Anglican College. The new annual award recognises young people who demonstrate leadership within their school and local community. Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead presented Maddison with the award at his annual leadership breakfast. “Maddison is an...

Launching the Samaritans Winter Appeal, CEO Peter Gardiner has called on the local community to show their support for vulnerable groups, such as young people and the unemployed. Mr Gardiner said, “Earlier this year, the Hunter was identified as having one of the highest unemployment rates in Australia. Coupled with this, we know that many...

Fancy a healthy snack? If you were in the Philippines, specifically Barangay Nayon in Lamut, Ifugao Province, ABM would highly recommend the Taro chips made by Dolores Bayucca and her colleagues. At 53 years old, Dolores is the chair of the women’s group at St John’s Mission in Nayon. These women have come together to...

Samaritans Professional Support Program is hosting a Conference on “What is the link between Pedagogy & Practice: Why do we need a Pedagogy?”.  The Conference will give an insight into 21st century practice in early childhood education.   Keynote Speaker,…

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It’s that time of year again, the 2016/17 Entertainment books are now ready to purchase! 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 deals…

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Samaritans is grateful for our ongoing partnership with the Metropolitan Players, who will again support our work in the community through the opening night of their 2016 production of Wicked. Awe-inspiring and spectacular, WICKED is the untold story of the…

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The breadth of Samaritans work is extensive but it is this diversity that gives Samaritans the opportunity to work with so many and consequently make a real difference in our local community. Almost 12,000 people were supported through our Emergency…

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It is almost impossible to ignore the impact technology has had on our lives in recent times. The field of digital and mobile technology is breaking new ground at a rapid pace and changing the way people interact and communicate.…

The post 5 useful apps that help with communication for people with disabilities appeared first on Samaritans.

As an employer with 100 or more employees we are required to report annually under the Workplace Gender Equality Act. The report for the 2015 reporting period has now been lodged with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and can be…

The post Release of Workplace Gender Equality Agency Annual Report appeared first on Samaritans.

The largest providers of homelessness services across Australia, including Anglicare Australia, recently joined forces to call on all political parties to make reducing homelessness a national priority. As a member of Anglicare Australia, Samaritans is on board with the commitment to reduce…

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The increasing tensions in Indonesian West Papua has attracted the attention of both the World Council of Churches’ Central Committee and the Bishops of the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea.

The Bishops of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea have warned of the “severe destruction to our nation” if ongoing political violence is not resolved through “responsible honesty”.

Two Anglicans will serve on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches.

Last night’s terror attack at Istanbul International Airport has been met with a wave of prayer from Anglican and other Christian leaders.

The government of Chile are today beginning the process of sifting through 83,000 individual responses after a consultation on a new constitution for the country closed yesterday.

The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem has spoken of his “delight” at news that the approach to the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism is to be de-mined.

A revolution in ministry training in the UK is being promised by the Church in Wales when its new training institute opens for business next week.

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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2016 Annual Service: a great day

Held at the beautiful, historic St Peter’s Church, East Maitland on Tuesday 7th June 2016, we were made most welcome by the Rector, The Ven. Canon David Battrick BSG and staff. On a day that was fine, though very windy after a fairly extreme weekend, about 120 people attended from 37 parishes.

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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 Women (KOW) in the Hunter. They will be the recipients of the next Thank You Box […]

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Annual Service, 7 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 at 9.30am with Morning Tea.

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Thank You Boxes are distributed by AW. Mrs Kerry Thompson, the wife of Bishop Greg, spoke at the 2015 Spring Celebrations about the difficulties associated with bringing together indigenous clergy from remote communities for training and support. Anglican Women recently received the heartfelt thanks of the Bishop of the Northern Territory, The Rt Revd Greg Anderson, […]

The post Thanks: NT Aboriginal Clergy Fund appeared first on Anglican Women.

Thank You Boxes raise $7,600 for NT ministry

The ‘Thank You Boxes’ used by Anglican Women raised $7,600 which has been forwarded to the Bishop of the Northern Territory, The Rev’d Dr Greg Anderson, for the NT Aboriginal Ministry Support Fund. This money is the gift of the Anglican Women of Newcastle Diocese, collected through the Thank You Box Project of 2014-15. This […]

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AW Retreats: resting in God’s love

 Over very hot summer days, in the second week of Lent, 35 full-time and 15 day visitors, gathered at The old mud brick Monastery in Stroud to enjoy a time of quiet contemplation, being still and listening to God. Organised by Anglican Women, Newcastle, the two retreats were led by The Rev’d Michelle Hazel-Jawhary, now […]

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Thought

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

Contact Info

Clergy
Associate Priest:
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