Facing the Past

“To you who have experienced abuse I want you to know as a Diocese we feel shame and profound regret that people within the Church harmed you and harmed you again when you came forward to speak of what had happened.”

Bishop Greg Thompson, Bishop of Newcastle, 17th June 2015


The Parish of East Maitland is committed to providing a healthy and safe place for all people of every age to experience the love of God within the community of the Church.

All those who minister or assist with ministry amongst children and vulnerable adults have completed appropriate screening and training.  We are continually vigilant as we seek to be a safe place of welcome for all.

For more information about the Diocese of Newcastle’s response to historic sexual abuse please visit the ‘Facing the Past, Shaping a Healthy Future’ website by clicking here.

To read our Parish’s formal statement click here.