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
  • Religion kept some of my relatives alive, because it was all they had. If they hadn’t had some hope of heaven, some companionship in Jesus, they probably would have committed suicide, their lives were so hellish. Octavia Butler


PaschalWhen we are confronted by the death of someone close to us, we find ourselves at a loss on many levels:

  • We look back and give thanks of the moments we shared, for the things accomplished, or ventured, and for the many hopes and dreams that make up life.
  • We recognize that we are sad now, and look forward to that time when somewhat further from the shadow we find that we are able to give thanks that for some part of our life we walked with this person.
  • And we look to God, the source and culmination of all things, the alpha and omega, and he focus of our faith, our hope and our love, recognizing that in the death and resurrection of Jesus, we know that God walks with us in our grief.

The Ministry of funerals is one of the great privileges  of the parish ministry. Funerals can be arranged to be conducted in the Parish Church (our first choice) or in a number of other places as seems appropriate.

Please contact the Rector to make the arrangements.



All we go down to the dust

and weeping o’er the grave we make our song

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Give rest of Christ to you servant with your saints

where sorrow and pain are no more,

neither sighing, but live everlasting

All we go down to the dust

and weeping o’er the grave we make our song

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

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