Grainery Care was established in July 2000. It took over the incorporated association previously known as Coalfields Diakonia Incorporated. Coalfields Diakonia had operated in the Cessnock area for 15 years in association with Valley Medical Practice. 

Grainery Care works with the “least, the last and the lost” in the Hunter region to bring them “Life in all its fullness” (Our motto).

Now based in Steel River, Newcastle, the objects of the association are..

To establish and carry on welfare and benevolent services solely for the benefit of persons in necessitous circumstances including;

The direct relief of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, destitution and helplessness, of the inhabitants of the Hunter Valley and in particular the residents of the Greater Cessnock, Maitland, Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas, without distinction of age, sex, race, political inclination, religious views, or other opinions,

The charity will enlist and cooperate with the local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in community efforts to reduce social and educational disadvantages and their consequences in maladaptive lifestyle patterns.



Grainery Care is administered and led by a Committee in line with NSW Associations law. It is the community outreach arm of the Grainery Church and operates under the leadership and guidance of the Grainery.

Paul West Bed. MCS. - Chairman

Paul heads up the Committee and oversees the various ministries of Grainery Care. He has been a school teacher and leader for over 35 years and a church pastor for 16 years.

What we believe

Grainery Care is a Christian charity  and, as such, operates within a biblical world-view, offering help and care to all in need as per the teachings of Matthew 25:34-40.

Download the full doctrinal statement below

Charity Status

Charity Details

ABN: 60312318274

Legal Name: Grainery Care Inc.

Trading Name: Grainery Care

ABN Registration Date: 1 July 2000

Postal Address: PO Box 233 Wickham, NSW 2293

Street Address: 11 Murray Dwyer Circuit, Mayfield West, NSW 2304 

Grainery Care Centre: 58 Maitland Rd, Mayfield, NSW

Industry Code (ANZSIC): 93302

Public Officer: Graham Tolhurst

GST Status: Registered, 1 July, 2000

Charity #: CC 28315