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 March 24 Anglican Care held a BBQ to celebrate the diverse characteristics that make them the dynamic community based organisation it is today for Harmony Day. The Anglican Care residents and consumers have a variety of interest, customs, beliefs and backgrounds and it is this diversity that makes Anglican Care such a great organisation. ...

MU Lady Day 2017 took place at Christ Church Cathedral on Monday March 27. The 2017 Lady Day celebrated the 125th Anniversary of MU in Australia, as well as the 110th Anniversary of MU in the Newcastle Diocese. Archdeacon Sonia Roulston was presider and preacher at the service. Five candles were lit to celebrate the...

What a great day All Saint’s, Singleton had for Messy Lent on Sunday! The Messy Church group explored Lent through making crosses, learning a Smartie Prayer, making Blessings Jars, making Playdough Prayers, putting together “Lent in a Bag”, filling a Sorry Bin and colouring in including a prayer chatterbox. They then heard a story about...

On Wednesday March 15, the Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College community gathered to celebration the foundation of BTAC at Christ Church Cathedral, and to honour the life of Bishop William Tyrrell. Check out these amazing photos from BTAC.  

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Parish Mt Vincent and Weston The parish held a Nostalgia Fest Rock Service this week, featuring Barney’s Club and Holy Spirit School children. Parish Mt Vincent and Weston Fourteen teens from the parishes of Mt Vincent/Weston, Beresfield/Thornton, Paterson, Cessnock and Morpeth joined together this week for the Apis Te Teen youth group. They had a...

ABM’s Good Friday and Easter Gift encourages Anglicans to support partners in Jerusalem and Australia to give the gifts of health and education this Easter. In remote Australia, Aboriginal Christians require much needed training and support as they seek to witness Christ in their communities but travelling to and from remote communities is time consuming and...

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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Samaritans celebrated Seniors Week with a community event held at Hamilton South Community Centre. The event, which attracted over 50 local community guests, celebrated healthy living and ageing with live entertainment, activities and a free barbeque. Guests also enjoyed bingo, a…

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What is Harmony Day? Harmony day is on the 21st March in Australia.  We celebrate Harmony Day to promote diversity and acceptance of other cultures.  The idea ‘Everyone Belongs’ is the very essence of Harmony Day.  But it’s not just…

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Samaritans will open its annual Collectors Care Art Exhibition in Newcastle on Wednesday 5th April, hoping the collection of more than 80 works from various artists will draw in local art lovers and raise much needed funds for the charity.…

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It’s that time of year again, the 2017/18 Entertainment books are now ready to pre-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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International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8! The theme for this year is #BeBoldForChange – calling on all individuals to help forge a better working world that is more gender inclusive.  There are a number of ways you…

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Samaritans has been working with the community and artist Shane Kennedy to add a splash of colour to the Hamilton South neighbourhood.  Following a successful pilot initiative of re-designing and painting a few letter boxes, Samaritans pushed for a grant funding…

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The demand for water is expected to increase 55 percent by 2030 and at the same time global water resources may only meet 60 percent of the world’s needs. 

A group of Anglican clergy working in the Lusitanian Church of Portugal and the Episcopal Church of Spain have held a Lenten retreat in the Spanish city of Salamanca.

Ten more homes in the First Nations community of Pikangikum in Northern Ontario will have clean drinking water by the end of 2017 as a result of a joint effort by the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, and grassroots Anglican group Pimatsiwin Nipi.

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Theologian Dr Mike Higton, a professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, has presented the fourth Dr Rowan Williams Annual CUAC Lecture, sponsored by Colleges & Universities of the Anglican Communion. It was given at Trinity College, Toronto, earlier this month.

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The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, has described the former Archbishop of Toronto,Terence Edward Finlay, who has died at the age of 79, as “one of the Canadian Church’s most widely and highly respected leaders.” 

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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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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Anglican Women in the Manning Deanery has organised a Quiet Day 2016 to be held on Monday 7th November at St. John’s Anglican Church, 294 Victoria Street, Taree. Conductor will be Mrs Kara Ford.

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This weekend, 14-16th October, a weekend for women who have a family member or friend in prison, takes place at Myuna Bay on Lake Macquarie. This ‘special time’, Friday afternoon to Sunday evening, is covered by prayer, 24/7. Please add your prayers for those who are guests and for the team.

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Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
[Hebrews 12:12]

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