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
  • Let us not seek to bring religion to others, but let us endeavor to live it ourselves. Paul Tournier


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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...

19 after Pentecost 2017

19 after Pentecost 2017 The story of the Golden Calf (Exodus 32) has both a positive and a negative side. on the positive, it shows that great desire which humanity has to find something or someone beyond themselves, so that they can … Read more...

18 after Pentecost 2017

18 after Pentecost 2017 The term "narcissism" is currently popular, in the unfortunately all too common social and political habit of slandering people and name-calling rather than engaging in substantive arguments about issues. It's not a … Read more...

16 after Pentecost 2017

16 after Pentecost 2017 For generations Christian thinkers and writers have recognised that the Exodus story is more than an account of Israel's journey to their promised land. From St Paul onwards, details of the story have been used to … Read more...

15th after Pentecost 2017

15th after Pentecost 2017 Christians are very good at making some behaviour or another the mark of being a "true Christian". In history,denying Christ under persecution, the eucharist, bishops and/or elders, baptism, and women's ordination have … Read more...

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