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.


God so loved the world

MorningMistGod so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

John 3:16

In the breaking of bread

FractionTheir eyes were opened and they recognised Him in the breaking of bread

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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