In a return to where it all began in 1865, the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle’s annual meeting in Maitland at the weekend looked beyond the church to social issues affecting the community.
The first year of the 50th synod held at Maitland Town Hall on Saturday attracted 300 delegates from Anglican parishes across the region to the city where the first Bishop of Newcastle, Bishop William Tyrell, held the first synod of the fledgling diocese at Morpeth.
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