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
  • “If I see three oranges I have to juggle. And if I see two towers, I have to walk.” …Why do you pray? Because when I see God, I must pray. Henri Nouwen
    The Genesee Diary


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11 after Pentecost 2017

11 after Pentecost 2017 Jesus' encounter with the Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:21-28) appears brutal, and one that puts him in the position of being corrected. Is this so? reading the passage in the narrative flow of the gospel suggests that … Read more...

8 after Pentecost 2017

8 after Pentecost 2017

Romans 8 marks the culmination of one of the apostle Paul's longest and most sustained reflections on the human condition , the need for God, and overcoming the futility of human ability. The argument flows from a recognition of humanity's inability … Read more...

7 after Pentecost 2017

7 after Pentecost 2017

The parable of the wheat and the tares (Matthew 13:24-42) asks us to remember that the Christian understanding of how our world works is radically different from the views of modern society. If we adhere to the values of the Kingdom, we have the … Read more...

Sea Sunday 2017

Sea Sunday 2017

Sea Sunday gives us the opportunity to reflect on the imagery associated with water and the sea in both the OT and NT. The sea stands for chaos and destruction: forces contained by (for the OT writers) right worship in the Temple, and Jesus (for … Read more...

5th after Pentecost 2017

5th after Pentecost 2017

Today's lectionary readings include selections of verses and omissions from the flow of the Scriptures. In the OT (Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67) the reason is fairly straightforward; it avoids a lot of duplication in a narrative story. In the … Read more...

4th after Pentecost 2017

4th after Pentecost 2017

The NT writers draw on Abraham as a prototype for a number of characteristics desirable for disciples. The writer of Hebrews uses Genesis 22:1-14 to explain faith, which is an approach quite different to that of Paul in Romans 4. However, the … Read more...

3rd after Pentecost 2017

3rd after Pentecost 2017

This year sees the centenary of John F Kennedy's birth. He is remembered for some of his short quotes which challenged conventional wisdom. His remarks about "asking what you can do for your country" are very much in keeping with the Gospel read … Read more...

2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2017

2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2017 When Jesus chooses the 12 and sends them out to proclaim the Kingdom (Matthew 9:36-10:8), he is obviously launching a movement- so much for those who say he never started the church. However, if this is so, it makes a … Read more...

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