Make a Pilgrimage
"We will come back changed. Of that I am certain. But of course that is the reason why you go on pilgrimage in the first place, to find the holy, stumble upon God in action, and be changed forever by the expereince." Canon Trevor Dennis
Modawa (Papua New Guinea)
On August 10th, 1891 Australian missionaries arrived at Kaieta near Dogura and established what has become the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea. One of the Rosewood side posts from the first Anglican chapel in PNG took root and has become a towering tree. In the local Wedau language Rosewood is called Modawa. The growth of the branch that was set in the ground is compared with the growth of the church throughout PNG which now includes 5 dioceses and hundreds of schools along with health centres and major programs combating poverty and HIV and AIDS.
Modawa is an opportunity to experience God’s mission as it is reflected in the lives of Papua New Guinea Anglicans. By journeying alongside Brothers and Sisters within another culture we invite God to enrich our own understanding of mission and the Christian life.
ABM invites Australians to undertake a pilgrimage to Dogura, the place where the Anglican Church of PNG was born, and celebrate God’s mission – past, present and future. This is a journey of learning and solidarity that will challenge your understanding of mission and reinvigorate you for following God’s call in your own context. In 2014 the Pilgrimage will be held in cooperation with the parish of St Peter's Eastern Hill. Application are welcome from everyone.
Who: You will need to be fit to travel in remote areas of a developing country
When: 4 - 14 August 2014
How much: $2,490 + airfares (approximately $1,000) - includes full board, internal travel and accommodation.
Next steps: To find out more or request an application please contact ABM Education Missioner, Brad Chapman by email (email@example.com) or phone (03) 9014 9408
ABM has worked in partnership with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines since the early 1990’s. Our partnership has facilitated community development projects in many Philippines communities as well as strengthening the ministry of the church. But partnership also invites Australians to learn from the church in the Philippines. In this dynamic developing nation, where English is widely spoken, there are many lessons to be learned as well as inspiring stories to be uncovered.
The Sagada Pilgrimage will take pilgrims on a journey into the highlands of the Philippines on the northern island of Luzon via the bustling mountain city of Baguio, 1610m ASL. This ABM Pilgrimage is a unique opportunity to undertake a journey of spiritual reflection and discovery. Here Pilgrims will witness holistic mission in action and learn from members of the Anglican family in another part of the world.”
Who: This pilgrimage is being run in collaboration with the Diocese of Perth’s Social Responsibilities Commission. Members of the Diocese of Perth are invited to participate in the pilgrimage. Anyone over 18 (or travelling with a parent or guardian who is over 18), fit to travel in a developing country and ready to pray and reflect on mission in a group environment.
When: 11 -20 October 2014)
How much: $1,990 + airfares (approximately $1,000)
Next steps: To find out more or request an application please contact ABM Education Officer, Greg Henderson by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (07) 3103 0394.
Palestine of Jesus Course – St George's College Jerusalem
St George's College Jerusalem is located alongside the Anglican Cathedral in Jerusalem, a short walk from the gates of the old city. The Palestine of Jesus Course is a 14 day study tour with both academic and devotional aspects. ABM is arranging a group from Australia who will participate in the Palestine of Jesus Course during the Christmas Holiday in January 2014.For more information or to express your interest contact Brad Chapman (email@example.com)
The Palestine of Jesus (Jerusalem)
St George's College Jerusalem is a continuing education centre for the Anglican Communion. It offers a range of short courses suitable for clergy and anybody interested in expanding their understanding of the scriptures in their original geographic setting.
St George's College holds a reputation for outstanding Biblical scholarship. Over the years, hundreds of Australians have joined people from all over the world in travelling to St George's College Jerusalem to deepen and explore their faith. Those who have been can testify to an intensely moving, enlightening, life-changing experience.
The College is located on the grounds of St. George's Cathedral in the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, five minutes walk from the Old City of Jerusalem.
Everyone is welcome to make enquiries about attending a course at St George's College. The current course timetable along with further information is available from the College website http://www.sgcjerusalem.org.
St George's College Jerusalem has a regional committee for Australia and New Zealand that regularly arranges organised visits to the College. To find out more about trips that are currently planned please contact Brad Chapman
Stories from Past Pilgrimages
Sagada Pilgrimage: The Beauty of Invitation, October 2013
Modawa Pilgrimage: Pilgrim's Progress, August 2013
Modawa Pilgrimage: Sharing the Good News of the Church with the Youth, August 2013
Jerusalem Pilgrimage: Jerusalem Pilgrimage, January 2013
Modawa Pilgrimage: A Pilgrim's tale, August 2011
Modawa Pilgrimage: From Missionaries to Pilgrims, August 2010.
School Chaplains Vanuatu Pilgrimage: Poverty in Paradise, 2009.