Welcome to Bateau Bay Anglican Church

We are an Anglican Church on the Central Coast, with the specific mission to serve the communities of Bateau Bay, Tumbi Umbi, Killarney Vale, Chittaway, Berkeley Vale and Glenning Valley. We are a church community who are trying to follow Jesus Christ in everything we do, whether at home, work, school or anywhere else. He changes our lives as we engage with the Sacraments, read the bible, talk to him in prayer and listen as he speaks to us in many ways. God’s Spirit lives in us and helps us achieve things we previously thought impossible. Even though we still have heaps of tough stuff in our lives, we are so grateful that God is with us all the time.

We believe following Jesus will change your life.

We have a range of Sunday service styles and mid-week activities so that there is something for everyone, whatever your age or background.  Our aim is to encourage people to faith in Jesus Christ and we trust that you will find there is a place for you here as you read more about our church.
 
Come and try Messy Church.
 

Please come and join us as soon as you can and help us make a difference in our community. You are welcome any time!

– Reverend Bruce Perry, Rector
– Reverend Kathy Dunstan, PLM
 
What’s on Around Bateau Bay
 
Wednesday Holy Communion Service:
 Every Wednesday @10am  followed by morning tea. All welcome. 
Please note there will be no Wednesday service on 2oth July
 
 
Next Messy Church Sunday 14th August starting @ 3pm
 
Knowing that however far you run, however well you hide, however lost you are – it doesn’t matter, because God’s children can never run too far or be too lost for God to find us. As always craft, music, prayer and a very special party meal to finish  
 All are welcome enquiries Rev’d Kathy 43968948.
 
St Chris’s Café & Kids Play Time:
St Chris’s café will be open Fridays in the Parish Hall. Opening times will be 8.30am to 11.30am every School day Friday. Drop the kids’s off at school or visit the Op Shop and join other mum’s dad’s Grandparents carer’s  in a relaxed atmosphere for a cuppa tea, coffee & delicious eats to end a hectic week. Cost is by donation only.
Kids Playtime Starts at 9am with craft, stories and Fun
 
Next Market Day
Saturday 27th Aug 8-1 .
 
 
 
Coffee, Craft & Chat:
 Every Tuesday @ 1pm in the Parish Hall.All welcome to come and join in. Please contact Pippa Ball for more information 43346403. 
 
Mother’s Union:
 
Mothers’ Union’s 25th July meeting will be held at Marj Nelson’s house from 10am.
9th August is Mary Sumner Day; she founded Mothers’ Union in the late 19th century in England
All welcome please let Doreen Hartnell 43891152
FELLOWSHIP DAY 2016
Women empowering change. Theme: Change starts from within.  We invite you to attend Fellowship Day, sponsored by Australian Church Women Inc. on Friday 29th July at 2pm at The Entrance Baptist Church; Yakalla St. Bateau Bay.
for catering purposes. 
 
Men’s Group:
  The next men’s breakfast will be held in September in the Parish hall. All men of our local community are welcome to come along for Prayer & fellowship. Cost is a donation. Sign up if attending in the back of the Church. contact Steve 0243968948
 
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY:
 Every Tuesday @10am in the Church followed by morning tea. All welcome.
 
DIOCESAN CONVENTION
The Diocesan Convention is a high point in the Diocesan Calendar. In 2016 we will hear from Canon Dr Robin Greenwood, author of Sharing God’s Blessing; also a presentation from Rev’d Julie Turnbull on Messy Church. If you are interested in attending on the 13th August, 2016, would you please contact Jeanette in the office no later than Wednesday 27th July 2016. 
 
Wicked –the untold story of the witches of oz. 
Bookings can be made with the Samaritans 49607100 – Charity Opening Night Wednesday 24th August Civic Theatre Newcastle, 8pm.  Tickets are $55 the proceeds are in support of Samaritans