Parish of Kotara South – Anglican Diocese of Newcastle
Contact Info


Church of the Good Shepherd
101 Joslin Street
Kotara NSW 2289 

PO Box 241 
Kotara NSW 2289 

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

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


Said Eucharist (not 1stSun)
  7.30 am
Sung Eucharist
  9.00 am
All Age Service
  5.00 pm
Said Eucharist
10.00 am
Reflection Moment
  • You have formed us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in you. St Augustine of Hippo


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1st in Lent 2018- The Harrowing of Hell?

1st in Lent 2018- The Harrowing of Hell?

1 Peter 3:18-22 is sometimes used as a scriptural text which addresses the Harrowing of Hell (when, according to tradition, Jesus preached to the dead who had not had an opportunity to hear the gospel between His death and resurrection). The … Read more...

5th after Epiphany 2018

5th after Epiphany 2018 In 1 Cor. 9, Paul reminds us of our obligation to preach the good news. In keeping with a thread that runs throughout the letter, he also points out that taking pride in engaging in evangelistic work is contrary to … Read more...

Naming of Jesus 2018

Naming of Jesus 2018

Jesus' name means "God saves", but what does this mean? If we think of salvation primarily as "Jesus died for my sins so I can get to heaven" we risk putting ourselves at the centre of a very diminished picture of what God is doing. It's not just … Read more...

3rd of Advent 2017

3rd of Advent 2017 For hundreds of years, Christians have struggled with reconciling the "wrathful, angry" God of the OT with the "loving" God of the NT. Marcion's reduction of acceptable Scripture to most of Luke and most of Paul was … Read more...

2nd of Advent 2017

2nd of Advent 2017

This Sunday focuses our attention on John the Baptist. We can usefully remember three things from his example: 1) that we need repentance- and this demands an acknowledgement that we are not perfect. it is a useful antidote to the pride which … Read more...

Christ the King 2017

Christ the King 2017 This morning's gospel reminds that the kingship of Christ offers a quality of life far in excess ( quality-wise, of anything that earthly politics and propaganda can manage. This theme is found also in John's Gospel, … Read more...

23 after Pentecost 2017

23 after Pentecost  2017

Both today's epistle (1 Thess 4:9-18) and gospel (Matthew 25:1-13) address problems around the Second Coming. If the first shows what concerned people who expected to return soon (esp. the fate of those who died before it), the second shows that … Read more...

21 after Pentecost 2017

21 after Pentecost 2017

Matthew 22:34-46 offers two different questions, linked by a common interlocutors. The first part provides a summary of the Law which reminds us that self-care is an important part of the mandate of love. The second, the question about the son of … Read more...

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