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".

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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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