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
  • “We used to build civilisations. Now we build shopping malls.” Bill Bryson
    Neither Here Nor There


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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...

Pentecost 2017

Pentecost 2017

God's generous gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to enable all manner of ministries to be performed surely raises one question: why on earth have Christians of different traditions spent so much time wrangling about who has the "right" gift of … Read more...

7th of Easter 2017

7th  of Easter 2017 Lots of people have written about heaven, or crafted wonderful pictures of it, usually as an idyllic place which hangs in the air like the Land of Green Ginger. Picture from … Read more...

Good Shepherd Sunday 2017

Good Shepherd Sunday 2017

Bill Bryson's "The Lost Continent" beautifully describes the frustration of ordering gadgets from catalogues: they are always a disappointment. Yet time and time again, we fall prey to the advertisers' (retail, political, whatever) skill. We think … Read more...

3rd of Easter 2017

3rd of Easter 2017

The experience of the disciples on the way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) provides a reminder that we miss much when we do not discuss the stuff of life and faith with those who are close to us. These discussions, Luke tells us, allow Jesus to be … Read more...

Low Sunday 2017

Low Sunday 2017

It can be really easy to focus on what today's gospel (John 20:19-31) says about the nature of the resurrection life: physical, spiritual and so on. But, John has another important message. It is this. It is a very human trait to imagine how much … Read more...

Easter Sunday 2017

Easter Sunday 2017

Chuck Colson's words provide an interesting take on the truth of the Gospels, and make an interesting case for what Christians identify as the first Easter being an historical fact. Sometimes our ideas make it difficult to accept, too. One of our … Read more...

3rd in Lent 2017

3rd in Lent 2017

The readings in Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42 are, in many respects, opposites. The first shows a people, offered much and expecting much, who simply give up amidst the cares of life. The second shows someone at rock bottom who encounters Jesus and … Read more...

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