serving God and the people of Taree, Chatham, Cundletown, and Old Bar

Taree Anglican Parish

Welcome to Taree Anglican

We welcome all who come this way.
May we all experience hope, comfort and peace.

At Taree Anglican we  gather each Sunday, and at other times through the week. We come to pray, to worship God, and to break the bread of life. We reflect on God's love for us all. We believe this makes a difference in our lives. We trust this difference helps us make a positive contribution in our community.

The clergy of Taree Anglican Parish are listed on the Ministry Teams Page. We welcome those who come for Baptism, Marriage and Funerals. We welcome all who join in Worship, or any of the activities in our Parish life.

Ministry Team

Fr Peter Tinney

294 Victoria Street,

Phone: 02 6552 1310

Fr Ivan Ransom
02 6552 2951

Fr Bill Green
02 6557 0028




8.00 am St John the Divine, Taree
10.00 am Our Lady of Fatima, Old Bar

4.30 pm 3rd Sunday of the Month
Blue Cross Connect
St John the Divine Hall, Taree
(2019: 19th May, 16th June, 21st July,
18th August, 15th September, 20th October,
17th November, 15th December)

9.00 am 5th Sunday of the Month
ONE Parish Service at St John's, Taree
(2019: 30th June, 29th September, 29th December)


10.00 am Bishop Tyrrell Place, Cundletown


10.00 am St John the Divine, Taree


10.00 am St Marks Chapel, Storm Village, Chatham

Taree Anglican

There are two churches in the Parish where the Anglican community gather.

  • The Taree Parish Church of Saint John the Divine.
  • The Old Bar Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Fatima.

The Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Parish Church will be open daily from 8.00 am till 5.00 pm for prayer and meditation.



43 Manning Street, Taree

Open 9.00 am till 4.00 pm daily
and 9.00 am till 12 midday Saturday

Come in and browse our new look shop in our new location.


Return to the Lord

croixdetaizeReturn to the Lord your God, who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.

Joel 2.13

He burst the bars of death

PashchalCrossThe Lord is risen indeed! Hallelujah! Now is Christ risen from the dead.And become the first fruits of them that slept. Hallelujah! And did He rise? Hear it ye nations! hear it, O ye dead! He rose, He rose, He burst the bars of death, And triumphed o’er the grave;

The Resurrection (Easter Anthem)

Biripi Shark

The Biripi Nation

We recognize and honour the Biripi Nation, the ancient people who have walked about in this place. St John's Taree is proud of our association with the Biripi and are privileged to minister with and to them.

More information can be found here.

The Biripi Nation on the Mid North Coast, from Camden Haven in the North, to Tuncurry in the South, and westward to Gloucester and Nowendoc. It centres on the Taree area. Biripi people travelled around their country according to the seasons and food sources. With a significant amount of coastal land, the Biripi people recognise the Shark as their totem.

Aboriginal Culture

Indigenous Australians have been understanding and living in Australia for more than 40,000 years. The oldest continuing Culture known to humankind. Other civilisations have been and gone Aboriginal Culture is  still here, and offers knowledge and skills from those ancient times for us. Having survived from the times of mega fauna and great land mass change they have learned and gained the living skills within the natural environment and still are here today. The Biripi are the Ancient people of this place, who listen to the land and the ancient spirits, and this land is etched deep within Biripi hearts.

We have much to learn from each other. Learning and understanding between people leads to friendship and reconciliation.

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On Wednesday, 20 November 2019 the Primate called together the bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia to discuss some pressing issues facing the Church. Newcastle Anglican Bishop Peter Stuart, together with Assistant Bishops Charlie Murry and Sonia Roulston attended the meeting in Melbourne. A copy of the official communique from the meeting can be... [...]

Confirmations at Taree On the 10th November 2019 at St John’s Anglican Church, Taree five candidates were confirmed by Bishop Peter and the Cook family were welcomed as communicants of the Anglican Church of Australia. Bishop Peter also blessed Fr Peter’s RSL Chaplains’ stole and Fr Peter and Fiona on the occasion of their Wedding... [...]

Dr Michael Mawson, a Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics, Research Fellow, and author of a new book on theology and ageing, gave the 2019 Morpeth lecture on 5 November at Christ Church Cathedral. Dr Mawson’s lecture, “How to Think about Ageing: Insights from Disability Theology”, explored how insights from disability theology and disability... [...]

This Friday 22 November is White Ribbon Day, and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has encouraged parishes to be involved. White Ribbon actively advocates against domestic violence and strives to raise awareness of the incidence and trauma resulting from domestic violence, particularly against women. While the Australian organisation has recently closed, they have encouraged supporters... [...]

One of the motions to pass through Synod 2019 was a motion to embrace the ‘Statement from the Heart’: “This synod acknowledges and celebrates the Uluru Statement from the Heart, including the ancient spiritual sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people” and “the rich spirituality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that continues... [...]

Two days prior to starting her HSC Exams, Rebecca Fletcher took time out to support drought-affected farmers. 18 year old Rebecca hitched a lift with her mum – Branxton Greta Lochinvar’s Priest, Reverend Nicole Baldwin – as part of a Mothers Union Quiet Day trip on 15th October. “Rebecca decided that I would be her... [...]

On the evening of 21st October at St Luke’s church, the Woy Woy parish had the privilege of hosting Kirra Pendergast, a highly regarded training provider certified by the eSafety Commissioner, to speak on social media and how to take control of our own online experience. Kirra spoke on privacy issues, cyber bullying, legal responsibilities,... [...]

Over the weekend, you have no doubt seen and perhaps sadly experienced the terrifying scenes of bushfires across the eastern coast of New South Wales. Our thoughts are with those people and families within our community who have already experienced… The post NSW Fire Emergency appeared first on Samaritans. [...]

Christmas is a wonderfully busy time at Samaritans! Our Christmas events simply cannot happen without the generous support from the community. Samaritans is looking for volunteers to help out at our 2019 Christmas Lunches. Click here to volunteer! Initially a… The post Volunteer at our Christmas Lunches! appeared first on Samaritans. [...]

October 21-26 marks Spiritual Care Week– a week that provides an opportunity for chaplains and pastoral care counsellors to share their story and to recognise the importance of spiritual care. This year’s theme for Spiritual Care Week is ‘Hospitality: Cultivating Space’.… The post Spiritual Care Week: meet our local Chaplains appeared first on Samaritans. [...]

A big thank you to all those who attended our Mental Health Wellness Walk last Saturday. The day was filled with joy and friendship as locals came together to show their support to those living with mental illness and their family, friends… The post Newcastle locals walk for wellness appeared first on Samaritans. [...]

The Samaritans ARAFMI Wellness Walk will return to the Newcastle CBD on Saturday 19th October. The first annual Wellness Walk was hosted in 2005 and continues to grow in popularity, with an estimated 800 attendees expected in 2019. We are currently welcoming… The post Wellness Walk 2019 appeared first on Samaritans. [...]

Residents of the Hunter are being encouraged to think about their gambling choices and Check In with others this Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. Responsible Gambling Awareness Week will run in NSW from 16-22 September and people are being asked to… The post #CheckIn this Responsible Gambling Awareness Week appeared first on Samaritans. [...]

For 10 years, Christine has been making a difference in the lives of children and young people through her role as a foster carer for Samaritans Permanency Support Program. During her time as a foster carer, Christine has cared for… The post Christine opens her heart and home appeared first on Samaritans. [...]

A battle over control of an Anglican college is continuing after new legal moves by Pakistan's government to nationalise schools and colleges. [...]

Members of the Anglican Indigenous Network have called for a greater voice for indigenous Anglicans in the work of the Anglican Communion.   [...]

Budding young artists from the Scottish Episcopal Church have expressed their concerns and dreams with a mural outside a church. [...]

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Archbishop of Canterbury formally commissions the new Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome during an ecumenical bi-lingual service. [...]

THE appointment of a new President of Churches Together in England (CTE) has been blocked because the nominee is in a same-sex marriage. There are six Presidents of CTE, the Churches’ ecumenical instrument. They include the Archbishop of Canterbur... [...]

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to conserve Britain’s oldest bell foundry have condemned a council decision to let it be converted into a boutique hotel. The Whitechapel foundry, in east London, produced some of the world’s most famous bells, including Big B... [...]

THERE is “every indication” that the recently canonised former Anglican St John Henry Newman (News, 18 October) will be declared a Doctor of the Church, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hexham & Newcastle, the Rt Revd Robert Byrne CO, told the Nat... [...]

COVENTRY and its cathedral will continue to “offer the world a ray of hope in the midst of division” and move towards peace, the Dean, the Very Revd John Witcombe, has said. He was commenting on the an­­nual Rising Global Peace Forum, on the theme... [...]

THE number of children reportedly abused as a result of a faith or belief has risen sharply in the UK, including many cases of witchcraft, spirit possession, and black magic. Research by the Local Government Association (LGA) found that the number... [...]

THE safeguarding charity Thirtyone:eight and the refugee-support organisation Welcome Churches have produced new guidelines to help churches to safeguard refugees and asylum-seekers. The guidance, published on Tuesday to coincide with National Saf... [...]

A 16TH-CENTURY prioress and a 21-year-old music graduate are among the composers featured in a new anthology designed to bring sacred music written by women to greater prominence. Launched on Sunday evening at choral evensong at Selwyn College, Ca... [...]

Anlässlich der 16 Aktionstage gegen Gewalt an Frauen hebt der Ökumenische Rat der Kirchen (ÖRK) insbesondere hervor, wie eng verbunden das Haus Gottes mit unserem Grundbedürfnis ist, dass unser Zuhause ein sicherer und von Liebe geprägter Ort ist. Die 16 Aktionstage gegen Gewalt an Frauen sind eine internationale Kampagne, die jedes Jahr zwischen dem 25. November, dem Internationalen Tag für die B [...]

Der Exekutivausschuss des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) tagt vom 20. bis 26. November im Ökumenischen Institut in Bossey und hat ein gut gefülltes Programm abzuarbeiten, darunter viele wichtige Beratungen und Entscheidungen zu organisatorischen Themen. [...]

Der Nationale Kirchenrat in Korea hat dem Generalsekretär des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK), Pastor Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, und dem ÖRK-Direktor für Internationale Angelegenheiten, Peter Prove, eine Auszeichnung verliehen. [...]

Der Generalsekretär des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen, Pastor Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, hat in Seoul (Korea) im Rahmen der 68. Vollversammlung des Nationalen Kirchenrats in Korea einen Hauptvortrag über das Thema dieser Vollversammlung – „Gehet den Weg des neuen Gebots“ – gehalten, das auf dem Bericht über das letzte Abendmahl Jesu mit seinen Jüngern im Johannesevangelium beruht. [...]

Der Generalsekretär des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK), Pastor Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, hat am 17. November in der methodistischen Kirche Seong Eun eine Predigt über das Thema der nächsten ÖRK-Vollversammlung 2021 – „Christi Liebe bewegt, versöhnt und eint die Welt“ – gehalten. [...]

Der Gemeinderat der orthodoxen Gemeinde in Helsinki hat seine Unterstützung für die weltweite Kampagne „Donnerstags in Schwarz. Für eine Welt ohne Vergewaltigung und Gewalt“ zum Ausdruck gebracht. Maria Mountraki ist Mitglied der Kommission der Kirchen für Internationale Angelegenheiten des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK), aber auch zweite Vize-Vorsitzende des Gemeinderates der orthodoxen Gem [...]

Der Ökumenische Rat der Kirchen (ÖRK) und das ACT-Bündnis haben in einem gemeinsamen Brief an den Präsidenten von Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, ihre große Sorge angesichts der Entwicklungen im Land zum Ausdruck gebracht, durch die die Sicherheit und die Menschenrechte vieler Menschen gefährdet seien. [...]

Hi All Anglican Women, Riverina is well underway with plans for our Biennial NSW Provincial Conference to be held at St Alban’s Cathedral Griffith from Friday afternoon 17th to Sunday afternoon 19th May 2019. We have a great programme organised and I am sure that all attending will enjoy,  I am attaching a registration form [...] The post 2019 State Conference at Griffiths appeared first on Anglic [...]

The 2019 silent retreats for women in Lent will again take place at the Catalina Conference Centre at Rathmines, on the western shore of beautiful Lake Macquarie (between Toronto and Morisset). The weekend retreat will take place from Friday evening, 9th March 2019 to Sunday afternoon 10th at 3 pm, and the weekday one will be [...] The post 2019 Lent Retreats: Bookings open appeared first on Angli [...]

This year the annual Spring Celebrations organised by Anglican Women in the various deaneries of the Diocese of Newcastle in September will feature speakers from Riding for the Disabled, which has a number of centres in the diocesan area. RDA will be the focus of AW’s Thank You Box giving over the next 12 months. [...] The post Spring Celebrations: Riding for the Disabled appeared first on Anglica [...]

  About 120 people braved the rain and cool conditions to attend the service, held in the magnificent St Peter’s Church at East Maitland. Following refreshments in the comfortably heated church, the service commenced at 10 am. Rector, Archdeacon David Batterick, welcomed everyone to this historic and suggested that we not be concerned if we [...] The post A day of celebration: Anglican women at Ea [...]

On Thursday evening, 10th May 2018 – the Ascension of our Lord – a wonderful service, full of pomp and ceremony, took place at Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle, where the consecration of two new Assistant Bishops for Newcastle – Sonia Roulston and Charlie Murray was celebrated. Sonia is to be the Bishop of the Inland [...] The post Consecration of new Bishops appeared first on Anglican Women. [...]

On Tuesday 10th April, women of the Manning met at Camden Haven Anglican Church for their annual Autumn meeting. After morning tea The Rev’d Nathan Killick celebrated the communion service. His sermon honoured the role of women, beginning with a magazine article about Dorothy Dix and her advice to a young bride to be from [...] The post Manning AW gather at Camden Haven appeared first on Anglican [...]

Anglican Women “exists to celebrate and support women, both lay and ordained, in their ministries and in their witness by providing the opportunity for fellowship and the concrete expression of their unity in Christ”. (The Most Rev’d Philip Aspinall, 2009) Anglican Women has existed in many dioceses, though currently, it remains active in only Riverina, Bathurst, Newcastle [...] The post Some Back [...]

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