St Matthew’s is part of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. Along with our bishop Greg Thompson, we are committed to facing the past and shaping a healthy future where everyone can feel safe in church.

‘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, 17 June 2015

Find more about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Church’s response.