Harrington, Coopernook, Lansdowne, Upper Lansdowne, Mitchells Island, Harrington Waters
Anglicans the world over share aspects of their history, tradition and ways of worshipping. No two churches are exactly alike even within a diocese, let alone a province or between countries. This unity in diversity is one of the things that make the Anglican Communion a rich ground from which to change to world.

The Anglican Communion

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The General Synod is a forum for the 23 Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Australia to consider and determine matters of common interest in the affairs of the Church, in the Church's engagement with society and concerning the welfare of our society and the proclaiming of the Good News of Jesus.

Anglican Church Australia

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Anglican Church Newcastle is our local Anglican Church in the Central Coast, Hunter, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Manning, Paterson and Port Stephens regions of New South Wales. Our Bishop is the Bishop of Newcastle, and we seek to worship Christ and to bring healing and hope to all people.

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The Cursillo Movement

Cursillo Newcastle

Cursillo Newcastle

Cursillo is always something we want to share, because of the way it has helped us in our own journey with God, and what we've seen it doing for others. Bishop Alfred Holland invited Grafton Diocese to bring Cursillo into the Newcastle Diocese in 1990. Since then each of our Bishops has encouraged the Cursillo movement within this Diocese. The Cursillo theme:- “Make a friend, Be a friend. Bring your friend gently to Jesus” really seems to sum up our experience of Cursillo and of how it has helped us.

Cursillo is a Spanish word that simply means ‘a short course’ and has the idea of a ‘short race’ – something that takes you quickly forward. It refers particularly to the three day weekends which are a part of the movement as a whole and which are described as ‘a short course in Christian living’.

It is a world-wide movement which started in Spain in the 1940’s and reached Australia in 1979. It is now in all but four of the Australian dioceses.

Cursillo is a Spanish word that simply means ‘a short course’ and has the idea of a ‘short race’ - something that takes you quickly forward. It refers particularly to the three day weekends which are a part of the movement as a whole and which are described as ‘a short course in Christian living’.

This short course is designed to help us consciously live in God’s grace to develop as Christian leaders (with a wider understanding of what that means!)

Perhaps it’s a little odd that the name means ‘a short course’ because Cursillo is really about the long haul—about helping us all the way on our walk with God. Like a pair of good strong walking boots and a stout stick!

Cursillo is a movement within the church, and its purpose is basically the same as that of the church as a whole. Put simply it is to help us live as Christians. As part of that Cursillo sees that we need to be supported and encouraged by other Christians—to work together as Christian communities, strengthening each other, so that we can live lives that witness to Christ.

It aims to help Christians discover and live out their own personal calling from God, so that we can reach out to others. The nearer we come to reaching our potential as Christians, the more the benefits of Cursillo flow out into the church and into the community. It has been expressed very simply as “for us… for others” as the blessings we receive are used to bless others.

Cursillo has a long term purpose—and a method to achieve that purpose.

Cursillo Newcastle

 

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