Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, NSW

Swansea

28 Josephson St Swansea

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

Midweek

Wednesday 9.30 am Morning Prayer and Communion

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

Gwandan

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 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)

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

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Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Deaneries meet at Mayfield Thanks to all and the parishioners of MICA, who contributed to such a lovely day of fellowship, worship, sharing of stories and of special gifts at St Andrew’s Mayfield today, 6 September 2016! Eunice and Margaret shared very moving stories and gave us an insight into the […]

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Thought

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
[Proverbs 8:17]

Contact Info

Clergy
Associate Priest:
The Rev’d Robyn Fry
phone  4971 1300
email fry.robyn@bigpond.com
Deacon: The Revd Christine Plumridge: ph 4976 2144, email: billenchris@bigpond.com.au
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