The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle has no intention of moving its diocesan offices to a site in Mayfield which was recently purchased by the diocese, Bishop Bill Wright (pictured) said in a media statement.
Bishop Wright was responding to a report in the Newcastle Herald on Friday, titled Catholics Plan HQ - Seniors' estate proposed.
"The site at Mayfield was purchased with the intention of possible use by the social welfare arm of the diocese, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning," Bishop Wright said.
"Things being considered on the site include facilities for disability and low-cost housing. However, no decisions have been made.
"I also wish to confirm that the diocese has no plans for aged care development on this site.
"The Newcastle Herald did not get in contact with the Diocese to confirm any of the information they reported on,” he added.