All Saints' Boolaroo

Sunday 7.45 am
Wednesday 4.00 pm
Main Road, Speers Point

St David's Teralba

Sunday 9.30 am
York Street, Teralba

CA Brown, Booragul

Sunday 9.00 am
Resurrection Chapel, Booragul
(Anglican Care)


Welcome to the Anglican Parish of Cockle Bay. We have two Churches within the Parish, All Saints' Boolaroo and St David's Teralba, and a very close association with the Chapel of the Resurrection which is part Anglican Care's CA Brown Village. We seek to serve the needs of those living in North lake Macquarie.

We follow Jesus Christ as a Christian community. We seek to praise God in our worship, in our lives and in the service of our community. Our worship is reverent but relaxed. If you are new to church, not been for some time, or are a regular churchgoer, we warmly invite you to join us.

The Anglican of Cockle Bay 

serving God and the people of North Lake Macquarie



We acknowledge and give thanks for the life of Glenn Maitland Ellis, and this website honours his contribution to the life of the Church and the Parish.

† May Glenn Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory!

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Are you a carer of an older person? If yes, Anglican Care are offering free respite for a limited time at one of their spacious homes set in the beautiful town of Bulahdelah. Whilst staying with us, our respite residents are able to enjoy the provision of 24/7 care and meals prepared by our onsite...

Bishop Peter visits Woy Woy Seven of the Parish of Woy Woy kids were presented as communicant members of the Anglican Church, and two were also baptised, when Bishop Peter visited the church last week. Messy Church at Kotara A sweetener for the teaching of the prodigal son at Messy Church at the Church of...

Dear sisters and brothers, I am delighted to inform you that the Diocesan Council has concurred with my nomination of the Venerable Canon Sonia Roulston to become the Assistant Bishop (Inland Episcopate) to exercise episcopal ministry in the Upper Hunter, Maitland and Paterson Deaneries as well as working closely with the Diocesan Ministry Council. I...

The Installation and Commissioning of The Right Reverend Dr Peter Stuart took place on Friday 2 February 2018 in Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle. As dusk settled over the City of Newcastle, guests from far and wide to celebrate our new Bishop. It was a full congregation as bishops from the Northern Territory to Tasmania gathered at...

Chinese New Year celebrations will return in style to Newcastle Foreshore next month with the Light Up Newcastle lantern walk set to be the feature of an afternoon full of cultural festivities. Launched on Tuesday at the Newcastle Maritime Museum, the February 24 walk will be supporting the Mission to Seafarers, which operates a centre in Wickham for maritime...

Bishop Irfan Jamil has stressed the need to “proclaim the gospel boldly” as the first of five components for Christian life and witness.

Christians across the world from many denominations are praying today for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The University of the South is facing a growing backlash over its decision not to rescind an honorary degree to journalist Charlie Rose.

The Bishop of Egypt receives an award from Archbishop Justin Welby, for his “invaluable” contribution to the work of peace and reconciliation.

Archbishop Justin Welby is backing Pope Francis’ call for tomorrow to be set aside as a day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan & Congo.

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit extended his congratulations to Dr Casely Essamuah, who has been selected as next secretary of the Global Christian Forum (GCF). Essamuah will take up the position on 1 July, following the retirement of Rev. Dr Larry Miller who has led the GCF for the last six years.

A group of German ecumenical activists including former WCC general secretary Konrad Raiser has criticised the German government for its failure to support the United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. “It has become clear to many people in recent months that nuclear weapons do not offer lasting security and protection, but remain a continuing threat to humanity and creation,” the ecumenical activists said in an appeal published in Berlin on 20 February, referring to the stand-off between the United States and North Korea.

In June last year, human rights advocate Raanan Mallek appeared as one of the ”12 Faces of Hope” in WCC’s #SeekJusticeAndPeace campaign to commemorate 50 years of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Last week he participated in the ”Meeting on the Implementation of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could lead to Atrocity Crimes”, which was held at the United Nations in Vienna with the WCC as co-host.

Beginning 1 March, the World Council of Churches is encouraging its fellowship and partners to join the Lott Carey “31 Days of Prayer for Women’s Empowerment,” which is also the 6th Anniversary Global Women’s Prayer Guide.

Bishop Dr Fredrick O. Shoo is presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). He is also author of a “Welcome” in the Handbook for the upcoming World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). Here, Bishop Shoo is featured in an interview that comments on crucial issues in the conference that will require deliberations to lead toward a truly transforming discipleship. The upcoming CWME will occur in Arusha, Tanzania on 8-13 March.

A disability support website called The Mighty asked readers with disabilities “what are some words everyone should hear about life with a disability?” There were a range of insightful responses, but one reader, Julie Pratt, hit the nail on the…

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Samaritans Early Childhood Team’s philosophy is supported by the Early Years Learning Framework helping children to develop lifelong skills for ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’ in our community. As defined in, ‘The Early Years Learning Framework has a strong emphasis…

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Samaritans Taree Women and Children’s Refuge will this week host a morning tea to thank generous community partners for their contributions and efforts in giving the Refuge a fresh look for the new year. “The local community have always provided…

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This February, Samaritans will launch a 14-week program to help people of the Hunter to combat the clutter. Since 2013, hoarding has been formally recognised as a medical disorder which has sometimes disastrous impacts on the hoarders emotional, social and…

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Samaritans Retail Coordinator, Pauline Sellers has been working at Samaritans Shops for eight years and in that time she has seen a significant shift in the purpose and perception of op-shops. She explains that while the shops were once primarily…

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Unfortunately, we have had to change the date of Retreat 2 – the weekday one, to the following week. So it will be from Tuesday 27 February 4pm to Thursday 1st March 3pm. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Not too late for Retreats!

Registrations for the two silent Lent retreats for women, to be held at the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines on Lake Macquarie, are coming in well. We can confirm that both the Weekend (16-18th February) and the weekday (20-22nd February) will be going ahead. There is still room for a few more people if you [...

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TOUCHING CHRIST’S WOUNDS Sermon presented by The Revd Dr Barbara Howard at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, on the 25th Anniversary of Women’s Priesting in the Diocese of Newcastle: ‘Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side.

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$7,500 raised for Kairos Outside for Women-Hunter

$7,500 has been raised through the Anglican Women’s Thank You Boxes for the Kairos Outside for Women-Hunter weekends over the last year. Their Chaplain, The Revd Jan Deaves, advises that this is enough for 15 women to attend a weekend. Here they can receive support and encouragement in facing the experience of coping when a [...

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Spring Celebrations take place around the Diocese

People from the Central Coast Deanery gathered at Holy Family Church, Wyoming. The Ahli Arab Hospital is a haven of peace in the middle of Gaza, one of the world’s most troubled places. A Palestinian territory (41km long x 12km at its widest), with a population of 1.

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