Walkabout Ministries (The Reverend Gloria Shipp)

Support Walkabout Ministries as the Reverend Gloria Shipp ministers to Aboriginal people where they are.

The Reverend Gloria Shipp was the first Aboriginal woman to be ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia. She is a previous chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council.

Walkabout Ministries was born of Gloria’s vision for an accessible, culturally sensitive church that embraced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and was willing to meet them where they were. Much of the ministry of Walkabout Ministries happens outdoors.

The Dubbo Elders Outreach Group continues to meet every Tuesday in the hall at Dubbo Anglican Church. The Seniors Group in Nyngan is going well. They had a few outings together as they all enjoy the fellowship and meeting fortnightly in the Anglican church hall. This group assisted Gloria with the NAIDOC (Reconciliation) luncheon held in the Church Hall at Nyngan.

Gloria continues to minister in the parishes of Warren and Nyngan as both parishes are without a parish priest. She conducts monthly service in each parish, including baptisms and funerals.

You can support Walkabout Ministries by praying for Gloria’s work and donating to this project. Donations provide a small stipend for Gloria, some administrative assistance, and funds to cover the costs of Walkabout Ministries activities.

Project Prayer

As the two disciples came near the village to which they were going, Jesus walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’
– Luke 24.28-32

Risen Lord, we pray for your servant Gloria, and for her ministry among people within the Diocese of Bathurst.

May all those whom she accompanies in the course of her work find that they have encountered something of Jesus. May their hearts burn with love for you as they open the Scriptures and break bread together.

We ask this for your Name’s sake.

In 2024 we hope to raise for this project:


Donation code: AU005DB

Not tax-deductible

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Your gift will help Gloria to carry out her ministry amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Diocese of Bathurst, encouraging communities to renew their spirits within.

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As noted, this is NOT a tax-deductible project.
Gifts are received by the trustee for the ‘Anglicans Board of Mission – Australia Ltd’ ABN 18 097 944 717

Gifts will be applied to the support of projects selected. In the unlikely event of projects being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to similar projects.

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