ACP Luncheon Network


Join the ACP...inspire, challenge, gather

The Assembly of Catholic Professional (ACP) provides an opportunity for business women and men to come together to network, share common values and engage with the leaders of the Church in the Newcastle, Maitland and Hunter regions.

The Assembly meets quarterly, over lunch, in a relaxed setting in the Newcastle CBD between noon and 2pm. We provide an environment which encourages discussion about perspectives on a broad range of challenging ideas. Speakers are chosen to inspire us with their unique story and how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in our challenging, modern world.



Guest Speakers and Schedule 

This year our theme is The Nature of Fear. ACP speakers from a variety of backgrounds and interest areas will inspire, encourage and challenge our thinking.


Dates  Speaker
Thursday, 9 March A Social Comment – Peter Lewis, Cartoonist
Thursday, 18 May Mental Health - Tanya Russell & the Under Construction
Thursday, 3 August Serving the Homeless - Orange Sky Laundry
Thursday, 2 November  Women in Leadership - Elizabeth Proust, AO



Previous Speakers

Past ACP speakers have engaged and entertained at each event. Read more here.



How do I join?

For information on membership, click here.




The Assembly of Catholic Professionals will bring together key business, community and Church leaders from the Hunter region. Sponsors will be offered the opportunity to present their products and services to attendees. You will be acknowledged on all promotional material prior to and on the day of the event.


For details, contact Fundraising & Donor Relations via email on



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Business and Community Engagement

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

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