About Us

We are the Church of Ubuntu Incorporated:  INC1500441                                                                 

We are located at 97 Hunter Street Newcastle NSW 2300    PH: +61 (0)2 4926 1881


The Church Of Ubuntu is a self empowered community of individuals that assist sentient beings (people and animals) struggling with all kinds of significant physical and emotional health issues.  We give much needed support and care to patients, and their families, challenged by such things as cancer, leukemia, epilepsy, MS, fibromyalgia, and many more…. We focus our work on natural plant based medicines, and phyto-nutrients, working with a host of clinics, doctors, and practitioners. For wellness to be achieved, we know that it is extremely important to supply the body with the proper nutrition. Our bodies are capable of moving into powerful states of healing if they have what they need, which are the essential building blocks for health. On this site and through our clinic, we offer a host of services to assist you on your path to wellbeing. If you would like our help, please start by completing our wellness intake form and submitting your medical information. Once this is done we will book you a preliminary consultation with one of our staff.

We provide information and support through communications and consultations, to help individuals whom wish to explore health options outside of the current allopathic medical system. We do this through our online services, phone conversations, skype calls, and direct appointments with our consultants. We also provide (through our networks) many kinds of natural medicines and dietary supplements as well as spiritual council for those struggling with terminal illness.

We encourage all individuals to first accept self responsibility for their health.

We believe the journey to wellbeing requires a like minded community, we work diligently to connect our clients to consultants and other groups best suited for their personal needs.

Reception:  10am-6pm Mon to Friday +61(0)2 4926 1881 info@churchofubuntu.org

Ministry/Committee Members:                                                           


Karen Burge:   karen@churchofubuntu.org

“I am the co-founder and Vice President of the The Church of Ubuntu and the manager of our Wellness Clinic in Newcastle. I run the Compassionate Palliative Care program at the Church and support the over all running of the clinic as well as research and support programs.”

Karen is also a co-founder of the Australian Canna Nannas’ who will be touring Australia in 2018 educating people about the importance of hemp food and whole plant cannabis as a dietary essential and a medical necessity.



Barry Futter: bj@churchofubuntu.org

” I am the founder and President of The Church Of Ubuntu. Originally from South Africa i have made it my life mission to carry on the “Ubuntu” tradition as taught by Nelson Mandela and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu.”

BJ is an experienced enthusiastic advocate for a holistic understanding of humans and their place within nature.


External Consultant: 


 Dr Andrew Katelaris:     andrew@churchofubuntu.org Andrew is an external consultant based in The Hunter Valley and available by appointment at our Newcastle clinic on Thursdays and Fridays.  http://www.drandrewkatelaris.com

  • Unfortunately Dr Andrew currently has strict bail conditions that prevent him from giving any kind of advice, including fundamental dietary advice not even related to cannabis. That is, The NSW State Government has completely removed any opportunity the good Dr has to make any kind of living between now and his upcoming trial November 5th til the 23rd, for allegedly manufacturing medicinal cannabis as a matter of medical necessity for people in great need. Andrew is currently unavailable both through The Church or as an independent consultant. Andrew sends his apologies at this time for the behaviour of our “Draconian Government” and asks that his supporters come to court to support.


Research Assistants:

Belinda Dooner:    belinda@churchofubuntu.org

The extent to which cannabis can cure and assist with general well being is yet to be pronounced officially in Australia. After 25 years working with western medicine in this country I have realised the root cause of disease and disorders is not a priority. Working with members of Ubuntu and the wider cannabis community as an assistant with research around home grown and available domestic cannabis food concentrates is an area requiring attention and nuturing. I am proud to be associated with a group of like minded humans and hope suffering can be alleviated during the process.