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 Friday 30th June 2017, at 7pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Amanda Brockwell, Greg Colby, Melinda McMahon, and Helen Quinn will be ordained Deacon. This afternoon they joined Bishop Peter Stuart, the Very Rev’d Stephen Williams, the Rev’d Canon Katherine Bowyer, and Sue Williams for their Ordination rehearsal. At the conclusion of the rehearsal, Amanda, Greg,...

As foreshadowed at the recent Synod, the Diocesan community gathered last week to engage in a process of reflecting on our life and ministry as a diocese, both in the present and looking towards the future.  The Reverend Sandy Jones led us in reflecting on the themes of: BUILDING UPON FOUNDATIONS WHERE ARE WE NOW?...

Manning Valley Anglican College celebrate Foundation Day The entire college at MVAC came together on June 23 to celebrate Foundation Day. The Rev’d Brian officiated the K-12 Eucharist and they were treated to musical performances from the Infants and Primary Choirs, Chelsea, Faith and Amber, and some of the cast of their upcoming musical. They then...

Following the special Bicentenary celebrations and tower opening last month, the Christ Church Cathedral tower is now open to visitors. Now that the repairs and upgrades have been be completed the Cathedral is able to able to open the tower to visitors so they can experience the 360 degree views which extend up and down the...

The Parish of East Maitland were delighted to welcome Bishop Peter Stuart to preside, administer the sacraments and bring his teaching at their Patronal Festival on Sunday 25th June. Bishop Peter baptised and confirmed catechumens, welcomed newcomers into communicant membership of the Anglican Church of Australia, and awarded Royal School of Church Music medals to members...

On Friday, 30th June 2017, at 7pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Amanda Brockwell, Greg Colby, Melinda McMahon, and Helen Quinn, will be ordained Deacon. Amanda is currently based in Dungog parish, Greg in Belmont parish, Melinda is part of the chaplaincy team at Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College, and Helen in the parish of Forster –...

The Board elected by Synod to guide the process as Synod elects a new Bishop of Newcastle has met. At the start of our overnight Retreat, Bishop Peter Stuart outlined our task and encouraged us. Before Bishop Peter left us, the Board elected Archdeacon Sonia Roulston as its chair, and Ms Katherine Lindsay as deputy....

Tonight, 26000 Australians under 25 will have no place to call home. These young people are often escaping the horrors of family abuse. When they are couch surfing, living in their cars or in refuges, they are hidden from sight.…

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Samaritans Community Amphetamine Treatment program has been hailed a success. The program, which started 6 months ago, is run by Samaritans Recovery Point service and offers support to people with drug addiction coming out of prison and rehabilitation centers. The…

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End of Financial Year (EOFY) is fast approaching: you’ll soon be able to lodge your tax return (hoping for a good kickback), and you may be seeing charitable appeals pop up around the community as the winter chill descends. But wait…

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The charity opening night of Metropolitan Player’s production of Les Miserables will be held on Wednesday 16 August at Civic Theatre, Newcastle at 8pm. We would like to invite you to join us on this special night to support the…

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Samaritans Kaiyu Konnect program offers community and center-based activities to support adults living with a mental illness to achieve their goals.  The people we support benefit greatly from this program and Samaritans is proud to offer a positive experience for…

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Samaritans has been selected to participate in Grill’d Local Matters. You can support Samaritans by buying a burger at Grill’d in The Junction, Newcastle. Local Matters is a community donation program run by Grill’d.  Each month three local causes are…

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Hit1069 ran a great feature to bring awareness to the ice epidemic in Newcastle this week. Samaritans support worker, Rob shared his personal story- reflecting on his experience as a reformed ice addict, who is now giving back to the…

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The Rt Revd Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, has been elected as Primus for the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for eleven years up until 2002, has stood down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticised in an independent review of the church's handling of sex abuse. 

The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation.

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada reflected on the church’s role in society in an opening address to Council of General Synod (CoGS), taking place in Mississauga.

Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, was the guest preacher at the annual commemoration for the 19th Century African Christian missionary and martyr, Bernard Mizeki.

Anglicans from around the Communion have begun a 12 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Five primates as well as the Anglican Communion Secretary General, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, are accompanying the pilgrims.

Anglican leaders in Africa are sponsoring a church-led initiative to end the conflict in South Sudan. The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa has invited South Sudanese church leaders to Zambia next month to press for the guns to be silenced.

AWA Conference: women challenged – and encouraged

AWA Conference: Anglican women in a time of change ­­‑ looking to the future It was a time of great fellowship, worship and learning as women from various parts of NSW, plus others from further afield, including the US and South Africa, attended the Provincial Anglican Women Australia (AWA) Conference, hosted by AW Newcastle, from [...]

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New Dean for Newcastle, & Bp Kay receives award

It has just been announced that: The Revd Canon Katherine Bowyer, Rector of the Parish of Cardiff  since 2013 and Director of Formation, is to be the next Dean of Newcastle! She is the first woman to take this role and also the first to be locally born.

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Thanks for the ministry that has been, and looking to the future

The Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston preached at the Annual Anglican Women’s Service held at Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle on 6th June 2017. Women from around the Diocese of Newcastle, as well as many from further afield, attended. This service was part of the Anglican Women Australia Provincial Conference being held at Club Macquarie, Argenton, for [...

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AW Service, 6 June 2017

On 6th June 2017 women from around the Diocese of Newcastle – from the Upper Hunter, the Manning in the north to the Central Coast in the south – gathered at the Cathedral to celebrate the Ministry of ALL women, lay and ordained. This year the service took part in the wider context of the [...]

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[Photos – with thanks to Grant Killen] On the 3rd June 2017, a special Service was held at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, to mark the 30th anniversary of women in the Diocese of Newcastle. It also sought to place this in the context of the wider ministry of women, both lay and ordained, over a [...]

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ABM’s mission: Dr Julianne Stewart

Manning Deanery Anglican Women recently heard Dr Julianne Stewart speak about how the Anglican Board of Mission (ABM) interprets its call to join in God’s mission in the world today. Julianne spoke mainly about the Community Development work of ABM, of which she is part Director. “Today, ABM does not send missionaries as it did [...

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Women Bishops speak out on gender justice

  TMA Posted on: May 2, 2017 3:31 PM The seven female bishops of the Provinces of the Anglican Church Australia and of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have used their first ever meeting to speak out “for the well-being of girls and women across the Anglican Communion.

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For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.
[Hebrews 4:15]

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