Welcome to the Holy Season of Lent where the Church Triumphant, Expectant and Militant calls all people made in the image and after the likeness to God to return the the Lord their God, confessing their sins in penitence and faith, and to prepare to celebrate the Joyful Resurrection of the Messiah, in whom is the hope of our Salvation
Much of the early ministry of Jesus, up to the account of the Transfiguration was a teaching Mission. Jesus was regarded as a wandering Rabbi, who would take his place in the Synagogues and Temple and proclaim the good news.
As Christians there are the components often referred to as the three B’s. The are Believing, Belonging, and Behaving. The church spend a number of years developing clear statements of what we believe. Since the beginning, the Church has been a teaching body.
As Christians we are always learning, this is in fact the meaning of the word disciple.
You will find in the teaching pages of the website a number of areas covered that deal with many areas of the faith.
If you are looking for something specific you may find the search in the left margin helpful, or you are welcome to browse the various articles presented here.
There is a report in the Newcastle Herald today under the Headline ‘Confidential Plan to Sell Off Anglican Churches’
To confirm for parishioners and concerned people the report that is referred to is in fact only in draft. At this stage it is being discussed confidentially amongst a wider than usual number of people. We share the Administrator of the Diocese’s (Bishop Peter) concern that a confidential document such as this has been leaked. The report whilst specific in some areas, can only be the first part of a long term plan which itself talks of fifteen years.
Currently the relevant people are prayerfully considering the matters raised in the report and and how best to respond to the report in a manner that serves the Kingdom of God, the People of Adamstown, keeps faith with those who have invested prayer, love, work, and money to ensure that S Stephens stands as a beacon of faith in our community, whilst seriously considering haw we continue to deliver appropriate ministry in this generation and for generations as yet unborn.
Please pray for our Parish and for Fr Chris and those involved in this project, and as ever please pray for Bishop Peter as he watches over your people in this place.
If you have particular concerns, or wish to express you support properly you are welcome to use the form on the contact page.