Welcome to the SACC ...

... the Council of Churches in South Australia.

The aim of the South Australian Council of Churches is to assist the churches across South Australia in their journey towards more visible signs of Christian unity and to explore what they might do better together than individually and by nurturing and nourishing their understanding, spiritual growth and practice of ecumenism.

Ecumenical Lenten Resource 2016

Return to God: divine grace and human struggle

Return to God: divine grace and human struggle offers 6 sessions, focusing on a range of Gospels during the Lenten season, and includes prayer, icons, art, and time for sharing, with reflections from the lived experience of being Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant. 

In 2016, the Western Church celebrates Easter on 27 March 2016 and the Orthodox Church celebrates Easter on 1 May 2016.  As a result, Lent for the Western Church begins on Ash Wednesday 10 February 2016, and Monday 14 March 2016 is the beginning of the Great Lent in the Orthodox Church. Lenten Resource Groups may, therefore, be starting any time from early February through to mid-March, and concluding from end of March to the end of April.

Forming Groups
Are you willing to be a contact person for your area and to assist groups to be formed that are as ecumenical as possible?

Guidelines for Leaders & Participants

Annual General Meeting - Saturday 14 November 2015


Peace Lamps from The Holy Land: Praying for Peace

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Receptive Ecumenism

Healing Gifts for Wounded Hands: The promise and potential of Receptive Ecumenism - a booklet to assist us all in the way of Receptive Ecumenism: updated

Receiving the Gift of the Other: Worksheet

Receptive Ecumenism Workshops for Inter Church Councils and for Congregations/Parishes - contact

The Gift of Each Other: Learning from Other Christians
Resource for Parishes

Receptive Ecumenism in International Perspective: Contextual Ecclesial Learning 

Support for Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Resources

More information at Effective Living Centre

Recognition, Reconciliation and Relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the churches in South Australia

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Domestic Violence Handbook for Clergy and Pastoral Workers

One of the most difficult things for a survivor of violence to do is to find the courage to tell someone they are being abused. Handbook

Prisoners, Prisons and Respectful Relationships

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Prayer Circle

November 2015 St Urael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in South Australia Inc
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