Newcastle Christmas church services: Sermons focus on fires and fame

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
Updated December 25 2019 - 11:17pm, first published 7:00pm
Congregation: Hundreds attended Catholic and Anglican services in Newcastle on Christmas Day, held at Christ Church Cathedral (pictured) and at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newcastle West.

At a time of raging bushfires and unrelenting drought, Newcastle's Anglian Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, the Very Reverend Katherine Bowyer told her congregation on Christmas morning that "God is with us".


Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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