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"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 experience." - Canon Trevor Dennis


Young Anglican Fellowship/ABM Spirit Journey Scholarships

ABM Spirit Journey Pilgrimage

 In this part of the world you have to circle into the truth through stories

 John Paul Lederach



What:  Two day Desert Intensive in Alice Springs and a four-night 4WD Drive journey into Eastern Arrente country. You will learn about language, culture, land and spirituality from local Aboriginal elders and participate in reflection sessions on desert spirituality and social change. These journeys are led by Aboriginal elders alongside ecumenical church leaders Rev Dr Geoff Broughton for the Anglican Church and Dr Steve Bevis and Emily Hayes from the Uniting Church.

When:  Saturday 30 June to Saturday 7 July, 2018

Who:  Are you 18- 35? Interested in finding out more about Aboriginal culture? Drawn to the Australian Desert? Willing to reflect on your life and faith with people from a variety of backgrounds? Up for basic bush living? - You will be sleeping in a swag, helping to set up camp and cook meals outdoors, and camping without electricity and shower/toilet facilities.  

Cost:  Scholarship will cover the cost of the Spirit Journey ($1100) and may also cover transport to and from Alice Springs. Please specify if you are applying for transport costs.

How:  Complete the application form and submit to Celia Kemp. We will sponsor 3-4 attendees.

Download an application form here

Applications must be received by the end of April 2018

The money for these scholarships has been made available through the generosity
of the Young Anglican Fellowship Reunion Committee.

Spirit Journeys is a national network of like-minded people seeking to invite others to explore more deeply connections with land, and to have spaces to reflect on their life, purposes and spirituality.
This Spirit Journey is administered by the Alice Springs Uniting Church.
For further information, 
view/download the flyer here:  

Spirit Journey 2018

Please direct applications, or any questions, to:

 Celia Kemp
Reconciliation Coordinator
Anglican Board of Mission
Locked Bag Q4005
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230
+61 3 8899 6480



Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theological College/2018 Pilgrimage


What: Travel on pilgrimage to Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, Cairns, to participate in the Theology teaching block.This pilgrimage offers theological students and ordinands the opportunity to: Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theological and social perspectives, and to learn from these perspectives to gain a more holistic Australian theological perspective on theology and ministry.

  • Explore what mission means in a 21st Century post-colonial church.
  • Worship and pray together
  • Build relationships that will enhance mutual ministry and theological learning.
  • Increase cultural awareness and the challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theological students and their churches and communities.

About Wontulp-Bi-Buya
Wontulp is an indigenous led college for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from across Australia. The main purpose of Wontulp-Bi-Buya College is to support the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander church and community leaders through study programs leading to awards in theology, suicide prevention, addictions management & community development. These studies are offered in blocks of short residential study in Cairns and in home-based studies in local communities.

When: Sunday 24 June to Friday 6 July, 2018

Who: Are you a theological student and/or ordinand? Interested in finding out more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on theology, ministry and society?    

Cost: $1650 Plus airfares. This includes:

  • All meals
  • 12 nights twin-share accommodation
  • Local transportation

Why not see if your college or diocese can help you raise funds.

How: Complete the application form and submit to Jazz Dow.

Download an application form here

Applications must be received by the end of May 2018. However, there are only six places available. The earlier you submit your application the greater chance you have of receiving a place.

All enquiries and applications to: the Revd Jazz Dow –



 Palestine of Jesus Course – St George's College Jerusalem

Jerusalem by night

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

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 Robert McLean

Are you interested in what a pilgrimage is like?

Go to our Pilgrimage Stories section to read about the experiences of others who have been on ABM's pilgrimages.