New Life is a Bible teaching conference organised by the Anglican Diocese of Armidale for the women of the New England/North West. New Life aims to provide quality Bible teaching to encourage women in their relationship with Jesus and equip them to serve Him in their local communities.
The theme for New Life 17 is ‘Waiting for the Day’: Studies in the book of II Thessalonians and on prayer.


CARMELINA READ serves as Dean of Women at Christ College in Sydney, where she co-ordinates the Ministry Training for Women course. She also ministers with her husband Jeff at Chatswood Presbyterian Church where they have been for 18 years. Carmelina grew up as an only child in the little Italy of Sydney but is now a mum of four children, one dog whom they speak to in Italian, and a bird called Luciano Parotti! Her favourite ways to relax are enjoying the company of people in her home, running, lying on the beach or sitting in front of a fire.

CHRISTINE JENSEN speaks from her experience as a Christian woman, wife, mother and grandmother of 24. She has many opportunities to encourage women by teaching the Bible. More recently she has been involved in leading Mothers’ Union Sydney which focuses on strengthening and encouraging marriage and Christian family life. Her favourite shop in Newtown is ‘ Better Read Than Dead.’


Carinya Christian School
25 Boronia Drive, Calala

Early arrivers and limited mobility drop off, please enter from Boronia Drive.
All others, please use parking entrance off Calala Lane
(look out for the Feather Flag indicators.)

Bring your Bible and a pen.
There will be facilities for nursing mothers.



7:30pm – 9:00pm
Session 1: Christine Jensen

Supper (provided)


9:00am – 10:30am
Session 2: Carmelina Read

10:30am – 11 :15am
Morning tea (provided)

11 :15am – 12:30pm
Session 3: Carmelina Read

12:30pm – 1 :30pm
Lunch (pre-paid or BYO)

1 :30pm – 3:00pm
Session 4: Carmelina Read

Group registration details can be found on the link below.
Please note pre-booking is essential.
Registration is only accepted when payment is completed within these dates
(no registrations or payments can be accepted at the conference).


$20 Friday night only
$40 Saturday only I $30 without lunch
$50 early bird rate for full conference
$40 full conference without lunch

Early bird rate closes 30th July
$60 late rate (31st Jul – 20th Aug)


When registering as a group, your church may not appear in the list of churches. If so, register your church first then others can join the same group


If you are looking for accommodation in Tamworth during your stay for the conference please visit
Budget accommodation is available at Tamworth Bunkhouse, a partner business


Download a printable brochure here – ideally print double sided in colour, on good quality paper.


Ph: 0490 792 919
Email: newlife@armidaleanglicandiocese.com