Armidale Central Council

 

About Armidale Central Council

John Adams – Central Council President:

Spiritual Advisor – Margaret Atchison

Social Justice Representative – Giana Saccon

Youth Representative – Sophie Warner

Twinning Officer – John Murrie

Community Diversity Officer – Jim Maher

 

2023 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Tuesday 14 February Armidale
Update Meeting Tuesday 28 March Online
Full Meeting Saturday 06 May Armidale
Update Meeting Tuesday 27 June Online
Full Meeting Tuesday 08 August Armidale
Update Meeting Tuesday 26 September Online
Full Meeting Saturday 11 November Armidale
Festival Mass Sunday 24 September Armidale

 

2024 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Tuesday 13 February Armidale
Update Meeting Tuesday 26 March Online
Full Meeting Saturday 11 May Armidale
Update Meeting Tuesday 25 June Online
Full Meeting Tuesday 13 August Armidale
Update Meeting Tuesday 24 September Online
Full Meeting Saturday 09 November Armidale
Festival Mass Sunday 22 September Armidale

Office:

Address:   11 Bundarra Road Armidale NSW 2350
Phone:  02 5776 0200
Fax:       02 6772 5772
Email:   armidale@vinnies.org.au

Regional Councils and Conferences:

North Eastern Regional Council - President Kerry Muir

 

2023 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Monday 20 February Glen Innes
Full Meeting Monday 15 May Glen Innes
Full Meeting Monday 14 August Glen Innes
Full Meeting Monday 13 November Glen Innes
Festival Mass Sunday 29 July Glen Innes

 

2024 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Monday 12 February Glen Innes
Full Meeting Monday 13 May Glen Innes
Full Meeting Monday 12 August Glen Innes

 

Tenterfield Mary Mother of the Church Conference
    • President: Joe Marney
    • Address: 119 High Street Tenterfield NSW 2372
    • Phone: (02) 6736 2421
    • Email: ARM.cf.Tenterfield@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:
      • Monday: N/A
      • Tuesday: 10.30am – 12.30pm
      • Wednesday: N/A
      • Thursday: N/A
      • Friday: N/A
Warialda St Patrick's Conference
Inverell Sacred Heart Conference
    • President: Anthony Dale
    • Address: 31 Oliver Street Inverell NSW 2360
    • Phone: (02) 6722 1063
    • Mobile: 0400 699 610
    • Email: inverellconf@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:
      • Monday: 10:00am – 12:00pm
      • Tuesday: On call (0400 699 610)
      • Wednesday: 10:00am – 12:00pm
      • Thursday: On call (0400 699 610)
      • Friday: On call (0400 699 610)
Inverell St Mary's Conference
Glen Innes St Patrick's Conference
    • President: Warren McAllister
    • Address: 192 Bourke Street Glen Innes NSW 2370
    • Phone: (02) 6732 1362
    • Email: gleninnesconf@vinnies.org.au
    • Meetings: Mondays at 5:30pm
    • Hours:
      • Monday: N/A
      • Tuesday: Care and Support 1:00pm to 3:00pm  (interviews by appointment only)
      • Wednesday: Care and Support 1:00pm to 3:00pm  (interviews by appointment only)
      • Thursday: N/A
      • Friday: N/A
Armidale Regional Council - President Kerry Steller

President - Kerry Steller

Secretary - Nick Hanson

Spiritual Advisor - Margaret Atchison

Youth Representative - Sophie Warner

 

2023 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Tuesday 07 February Armidale
Full Meeting Tuesday 02 May Guyra
Full Meeting Tuesday 07 August Armidale
Full Meeting Tuesday 07 November Uralla

 

2024 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Tuesday 06 February Armidale
Full Meeting Tuesday 07 May Guyra
Full Meeting Tuesday 06 August Armidale
Full Meeting Tuesday 05 November Uralla

 

Guyra St Mary of the Angels Conference
    • President: Sue Adams
    • Address: 153 Bradley Street Guyra NSW 2365
    • Phone: 0490 670 605 (appointment bookings)
    • Email: guyraconf@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:
      • Monday: N/A
      • Tuesday: N/A
      • Wednesday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
      • Thursday: N/A
      • Friday: N/A
Armidale St Augustine’s Conference
    • President: Michael Barry
    • Address: 1 Crescent St Armidale NSW 2350
    • Mobile: 0482 429 452
    • Email: AMC.cf.StAugustin@vinnies.org.au
    • Meeting: 2.30pm every second Tuesday
Armidale St Gerard's Family Conference
Armidale St Louise Conference
    • President: Ronnie Ryan
    • Vice-President/Contact: Veronica Ryan
    • Address: 162 Rusden Street Armidale NSW 2350
    • Phone: (02) 6772 1492
    • Email: armidaleconf@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:
      • Monday: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
      • Tuesday: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
      • Wednesday: Closed
      • Thursday: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
      • Friday: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
Armidale St Mary's Youth Conference
    • President: Sophie Warner
    • Address: 162 Rusden Street Armidale NSW 2350
    • Phone: (02) 6772 1492
    • Email: AMC.cf.StMary@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:  Variable
Armidale St Joseph’s Conference
Uralla St Joseph's Conference
Namoi Barwon Regional Council - Acting President Vince Tydd

 

2023 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Sunday 12 February Narrabri
Full Meeting Sunday 02 May Narrabri
Full Meeting Sunday 13 August Narrabri
Full Meeting Sunday 12 November Narrabri
Festival Mass Sunday 30 April Narrabri

 

2023 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Sunday 18 February Narrabri
Full Meeting Sunday 19 May Narrabri
Full Meeting Sunday 18 August Narrabri
Full Meeting Sunday 17 November Narrabri
Festival Mass Sunday 16 June Narrabri

 

Moree St Therese Conference
Guniinii Moree Conference
    • Acting President: Jaki French
    • Address: 65 Frome Street Moree NSW 2400
    • Mobile: 0490 402 725
    • Email: Guniinii.Moree@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours: by appointment
Wee Waa St Andrew's Conference
    • President: Wendy Phelps
    • Address: 68 Rose Street Wee Waa NSW 2388
    • Phone: 0490 864 160
    • Email: weewaaconf@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours: Wednesdays by appointment
Narrabri St Francis Xavier's Conference
    • President: Michael Rily
    • Address: 104 Barwan Street Narrabri NSW 2390
    • Phone: (02) 6792 5812
    • Email:  narrabriconf@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:
      • Monday:
      • Tuesday:
      • Wednesday:
      • Thursday:
      • Friday:
Gunnedah St Joseph's Conference
    • President: Vince Tydd
    • Address: 149 Marquis Street Gunnedah NSW 2380
    • Phone: (02) 6742 5318
    • Emergency mobile: 0429 189 643
    • Email: gunnedahconf@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:
      • Monday: N/A
      • Tuesday: 10.00am – 12.00pm interviews by appointment
      • Wednesday: N/A
      • Thursday: N/A
      • Friday: N/A
Walgett Conference
    • Acting President: Vanessa Hickey
    • Address: 23 Fox Street Walgett NSW 2832 (enter via Warrena St)
    • Mobile: 0491 032 458
    • Email: walgettconf@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:
      • Monday:
      • Tuesday:
      • Wednesday:
      • Thursday:
      • Friday:
Tamworth Regional Council - President Jann Browne

 

2023 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Tuesday 21 February Tamworth
Full Meeting Tuesday 23 May Tamworth
Full Meeting Tuesday 22 August Tamworth
Full Meeting Tuesday 21 November Tamworth
Festival Mass Sunday 18 November Tamworth

 

2024 Meetings Date Location
Full Meeting Wednesday 21 February Tamworth
Full Meeting Wednesday 15 May Tamworth
Full Meeting Wednesday 21 August Tamworth
Full Meeting Wednesday 20 November Tamworth
Festival Mass Sunday 26 May, 9:30am St Nicholas, Tamworth

 

Kootingal St Marie Therese
    • President: Paul Crayn
    • Address: : 7 Acacia Place Kootingal NSW 2352 (PO BOX 118)
    • Phone:  0490 324 142
    • Email: paul.crayn@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:   Variable
Quirindi St Joseph's
    • President: Bevan Lewis
    • Address: 40 Church Avenue Quirindi 2343 (PO BOX 288)
    • Phone: (02) 6746 1030
    • Mobile: 0490 886 337
    • Email: Quirindi.Conference@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours: Thursdays between 11.00am – 2.00pm
Tamworth St Edward's
    • President: Cathy Norvill
    • Address: St Edwards Conference, SVDP, C/- PO Box 5002, South Tamworth NSW 2340
    • Phone: N/A
    • Email: stedwards.conference@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours: Variable
Tamworth St Louise
    • President: Jennifer Burton
    • Address: 20 Roderick Street Tamworth NSW 2340
    • Mobile: 0407946928
    • Email: tamworth.conf@vinnies.org.au
    • Hours:
      • Monday: N/A
      • Tuesday: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
      • Wednesday: N/A
      • Thursday: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
      • Friday: N/A
Tamworth St Nicholas
    • President: John Wallace
    • Address: 20 Roderick Street Tamworth NSW 2340
    • Phone: (02) 6766 4639
    • Email: N/A
    • Hours: Variable
Tamworth St Patrick's
    • President: Cheryl Backhouse
    • Address: 2 Panorama Road, Calala NSW 2340
    • Phone: (02) 6765 4202
    • Email: gcbackhouse@bigpond.com
    • Hours: Variable

Central Council Events

North West Community Sleepouts

LOCALS COME TOGETHER FOR VINNIES COMMUNITY SLEEPOUTS

Friday 25 August in Tamworth, Armidale, Moree and Tenterfield

The rising cost of living, the rental crisis and lingering impacts of the pandemic have created a perfect storm that has increased the rate of homelessness. Now, thousands of people across NSW are turning to Vinnies for help – many for the very first time.

Vinnies asks the community to assist us in highlighting the issue and raising funds for their fellow Aussies in their local area that are doing it tough by participating in the Vinnies Community Sleepout that will be held across the state on Friday 25th August 2023.

Communities across regional and metro NSW will come together in solidarity and join in a state-wide effort to do something about it. Participants will take part in an experiential event where they are given nothing more than a piece of cardboard, a light dinner and will brave the cold for one night whilst learning about some of the harsh realities faced by those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.

The recent statistics from the 2021 Census show that in NSW, over the last decade homelessness in this state has increased by 27%.

Homelessness does not only mean sleeping rough. In NSW:
• 3% are sleeping rough or in improvised dwellings
• 14% are in supported accommodation for the homeless
• 25% are in boarding houses
• 16% are temporarily staying with other households / lodging
• 42% are in severely overcrowded dwellings

Some of us that may never experience the cycle of homelessness and its effects, this one night in the cold in August will give a small glimpse of what the vulnerable in our community may experience.

So please grab your winter woolies and register for our Vinnies Community Sleepouts.

See the Armidale Community Sleepout page here https://my.fundraise.vinniesnsw.org.au/armidale-vinnies-community-sleepout-2023

Central Council News

North West News Update

A monthly newsletter to update members, volunteers and employees on relevant issues for the Armidale and Bathurst Central Council areas.

Publications
No Interest Loans now available locally

No Interest Loans (NILs) have been offered by the Society for many years now through a 1800 484 664 phone line.  Training conducted in March 2021 has now seen a number of Conferences across the Armidale Central Council area now offering face to face interviews and local support.  Information on NILs can be found on this MAVS link.  NILs is now available at the following conferences:

  • Armidale
  • Glen Innes
  • Inverell
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