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,

Fr Ivan Ransom
02 6552 2951

Fr Bill Green
02 6557 0028


Ph: 6551 3849




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

9.00 am 5th Sunday of the Month
ONE Parish Service at St John's, Taree
(2020: 29th March, 31st May, 30th August, 29th November)

1st Monday

2.00pm Estia Place, Taree


10.00 am Bishop Tyrrell Place, Cundletown


10.00 am St John the Divine, Taree


10.00 am St Marks Chapel, Storm Village, Chatham

3rd Friday

9.45 am Banyula Nursing Home - Old Bar

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.



‘I am the good shepherd’, says the Lord. ‘I know my own and my own know me’

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

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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We have updated the Professional Standards Poster to ensure that people know how to contact the Police and the Child Protection Helpline. We encourage anyone who has been harmed to come forward to speak about their experience. Parishes should print the revised poster and ensure that a copy is placed on the main notice board... [...]

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Last Saturday, 30 November, the Diocese celebrated the ordination of Reverends Jesse Baker, Melanie Whalley, Zeb McKrell and Angela Peverell. Bishop Peter shared the following words: “It was wonderful to have people from the length and breadth of the Diocese in the Cathedral on Saturday to celebrate the ordination of Jesse, Melanie, Zeb and Angela.... [...]

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