St James

Anglican Church, Morpeth




The last day of January 2015 will mark the 175th anniversary of the consecration of St James’ Church, Morpeth. Celebrations are planned to continue throughout 2015 commencing with Evensong in the church on December 31, followed by a 175th year launch at 9am on the first Sunday of February. The main celebrations however are planned [Read on…]


BCP EVENSONG – 6pm, 31st December to mark the start of our 175th Year (this is the 174th anniversary of the church’s opening and consecration by Bishop William Grant Broughton, Bishop of Australia) All welcome, Champagne toast to follow Please join with us. BCP : or the Book of Common Prayer is historic prayerbook of [Read on…]

Messy Sheep Trail

One of our Morpeth shepherds, Jim, wants to travel to see the baby Jesus, but he has lost his sheep.  He knows that he went into several shops and other places in Morpeth and nearby, but he needs some help to find his missing sheep.  Can you help Jim find his lost sheep?   Forms available [Read on…]

Carols at Closebourne

Friday December 12. Guest artists and community carol singing Free sausage sizzle from 6pm. Carols from 6.30pm Bring a chair or picnic rug and come and join the fun



As ridiculous words go Dodransbicentennial is right up there. It comes from the latin and the dodrans means ‘one quarter off’ what follows so it is 25 years short of a Bicentennial. For the most part we will call it our 175th Anniversary so people know what we are talking about. We have a number of events [Read on…]

Blessing the Animals

St. James’ Church grounds were the scene for the parish’s inaugural Animal/Pet Blessing on 5th May 2013. As it was a new concept for us, we were pleased to see a roll up of 7 animals with their carers, plus a couple of shy photo attendees who also received a blessing from Canon Sonia Roulston. [Read on…]

Welcome to Morpeth Beach

January 2013 We recently hosted a “Beach Party” to raise funds for one of the mission projects we support through ABM (Anglican Board of Missions) – the Sudan Emergency Relief Appeal. Whilst this was a fun day its purpose is very serious. South Sudan is one of the world’s newest countries and one of the [Read on…]

Morpeth Chapel Jazz Festival

3rd Weekend in May For many years, the Morpeth Jazz Festival was a fixture in the Jazz Calendar. In 2008, the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting churches of Morpeth decided to bring jazz back to Morpeth as a community event starting in 2009. St. James’ hosts a Jazz Dinner Dance on Friday night to get the Jazz [Read on…]

Contact info

Fr Chris Orczy
Phone: 02 4933 6218
PO Box 80,
Morpeth NSW 2321
Cnr. Tank and High Streets,
Morpeth NSW 2321