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.

SACC Annual General Meeting

We thank the Coptic Orthodox Church community of St Mary and Anba Bishoy for the gracious and generous sharing of prayer, hospitality and story. We thank Beth and Tessa Hewitt who shared their experience of Taizé and the impact on their faith. We thank Pamela Jones for the powerpoint presentation on the Peace Lamps from Palestine.  
We thank all who shared their stories and their hopes, and all who are taking on, or now letting go of, an appointment to the work of Christian Unity through SA Council of Churches.  

Officers of SACC
We welcome also the following people, for their willingness to serve ecumenism together as Officers of SACC: President - Ms Jill Gallio, Roman Catholic Church; Vice President - Ms Ngaire Llewellyn, Churches of Christ; Vice President - Mr Peter Burke, Anglican Church; Treasurer - Mr Neil Traeger.

Guidelines For Archiving Of Records By Religious Bodies & Organisations

Religious Records Guidelines

Taizé: Volunteering and Sponsorship

Call for nominations of 18-28 year olds. Applications still being received.

Taize Letter Inviting Nominations
Taize Volunteering Background
Taize Funding Nomination Form

Peace Lamps from The Holy Land: Praying for Peace

See Peace Dove, Peace LampOrder Form, Brochure and Stories  
Information sheet about Taybeh and Peace Lamps now available.
Interview with Fr. Raed Abusahlia, General Director, Caritas Jerusalem, in which he talks about the Peace Lamps More information

Ecumenical summer for the youth of Taybeh, where the Peace Lamps are made by young people. Over 200 children and young people from Taybeh in the West Bank, 25 kms north east of Jerusalem, attended the summer camp organized by the three Christian churches in the village. More information                                  

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 

Prayer Circle

November 2014 – St Urael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in South Australia Inc
More information or Flyer

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

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

More information     

Prisoners, Prisons and Respectful Relationships

More information