Parish of Kotara South – Anglican Diocese of Newcastle
Contact Info

GoodShepherd

Church of the Good Shepherd
101 Joslin Street
Kotara NSW 2289 

Mail
PO Box 241 
Kotara NSW 2289 

Rector
Revd Dr Fergus King, 
10 Melissa Ave 
Adamstown Heights NSW 2289

Office: +61 02 4943 0103
Mobile +61 0403 772 431

Email: revfking@bigpond.net.au


Services
Sunday
Said Eucharist (not 1stSun)
  7.30 am
Sung Eucharist
  9.00 am
All Age Service
  5.00 pm
Wednesday
Said Eucharist
10.00 am
Reflection Moment
  • Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither. C. S. Lewis
    The Joyful Christian

Welcome to Kotara Anglican

For over forty years, Christians have gathered in Kotara South to worship at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Joslin Street.

The parish is part of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle in the Anglican Church of Australia.

We welcome you. And if you would like to worship with us, or join in the life of any of our groups you will be warmly welcomed.

We gather for worship and bible Studies throughout the week, offer a number of social activities and groups.

We are here for the happy and sad times of life including baptisms, weddings and funerals.

We are your local church here in Kotara, to space for you and for God, and to walk with you on your journey through life.

Kotara Anglican is the website for the Church of the Good Shepherd, Anglican Parish of Kotara South, in the Diocese of Newcastle.

We are a vibrant faith community, with a strong sense of mission and purpose. We represent a commitment to the good of the Anglican tradition of worship, and offer growth, nurturing and support through a number of a groups, including, Bible Study. Mother Union, Mens Group, a mainly music© group, a Retired Friends Group, and a Craft Group.

We celebrate the Eucharist, in faithfulness to Christ’s command, Sunday by Sunday and during the week.Kotara Anglican

We welcome those who come to us for Baptism (christening), Marriage (wedding), and Funerals.

Kotara Anglican has a good name for being true to Feast of Title, The Good Shepherd, and we see much of our role in the care and compassion, and the protection of the vulnerable. We welcome all who would come among us for a while, and those who would calk to walk with us on this journey of faith.

John 10:11-14 reminds us the Jesus is with us in the Good times and the bad, and calls us to in the same way remain consistent and purposeful for those in our care.

If you have someone who is sick and would benefit from our ministry, please let us know. If you would like to come to Church or one of our groups, you will be more than welcome. Please check the Kotara Anglican Diary for times and places.

Please feel free to wander around our website, there is much in the way of information and a number of resources. If you have any further questions, or would just like to make contact, you can call the Rector, send us an email or use the contact form on the contact page.

Kotara Anglican greets you: The peace of the Lord be with you. 

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