Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020 -“They showed us unusual kindness” Acts 28:2

Today, Sunday 24 May 2020 is the start of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Christians Together in Malta.

We have compiled a series of daily reflections using the resources from Christians Together in Malta through World Council of Churches and Churches Together in Britain & Ireland.

Each day we will post a link for the 8 days of reflections as well as on our FACEBOOK page. Click on the link below and it will take you to a reflection video on our Youtube channel.

Events for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are:

24 May 2020 3pm (EST) – Ecumenical Service of Worship Click HERE to join.

30 May 2020 2pm (WST) – Ecumenical Hour of Prayer presented by the Focolare Movement – Click HERE to Join

31 May 2020, 5pm (WST) Hosted by Prayer Together in WA streaming live on their website, join HERE



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WA Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network Training Workshop

The Council of Churches WA, in partnership with the WA Synod of the Uniting Church, is in the process of training a group of ministry agents to assist in the recovery of communities following disasters and emergencies within the state.  This will be done with the view to form a state-wide network of pastoral carers who can engage with the community and churches beyond the initial emergency into the recovery phase, as these communities establish new beginnings.  This network will be known as the WA Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (WA DRCN).

To apply please download the following forms and information sheet below.

Application and nomination forms need to be submitted by 19th March 2019

Additional Information 

Application Form

Nomination Form





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Silent Night – Ecumenical Christmas Service

Come to this ecumenical service and join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with music, carols, readings and prayer. Following the service please join us for light refreshments.

Doors open at 18:00

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Coffee, Prayers and Spirituality

Spirituality and Energy Security – Mr Andrew Pickford, Managing Director, ISSA Indo-Pacific

As a consultant and researcher in the field of energy, Andrew Pickford will discuss the spiritual considerations of energy. This talk will cover topical matters around our energy use and conservation, such as the ‘rationing of energy’, as well as philosophies behind political decisions related to associated infrastructure. For example, the talk will examine the values and beliefs which guide how we consume electricity. Crucially, it will ask what value our society places on energy and whether this is any different to other civilisations and periods of history.  Plunger coffee, prayers, and a presentation, with an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am.

Venue: Friends’ Room, Lower Burt Memorial Hall, 38a St Georges Terrace.

Entry: $5.00, including coffee or tea, and muffins.

Please book your place so that we can cater for you and ensure everyone has a seat. Registrations must be with Bishop Murray by the Monday before the event you are attending. Phone 9325 5766 or email:


It’s not too late!!! Three Opportunities with Professor Paul Murray

Professor Paul D Murray is a lay Roman Catholic systematic theologian in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University.  He also directs a series of research projects in Receptive Ecumenism which have received international attention. Receptive Ecumenism and the Local Church involves all the major Christian denominational groupings in  asking how they each might fruitfully learn from the others in relation to matters of organisational culture, structure and process.

Saturday 14th July      10.30—3.30 “Introducing and Developing Receptive Ecumenism”

St Peter’s & Emmaus Anglican/Uniting Church, 56 Green Street JOONDANNA

Cost:$25.00 (Includes Morning Tea and Lunch)

This session will introduce and explore the basic thinking behind and strategy of Receptive Ecumenism and what is distinctive about it; inform about the English regional project and invite reflection on how all of this could apply in our own context.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________________________________________________________________________________


Sunday 15th July 10.30 – 11.30 am


St Denis Catholic Church60 Osborne Street JOONDANNA

Mass 9.00am – All Welcome­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­



Sunday 15th July 7.00 for refreshments and 7.30 start

“Reception as a Spiritual Discipline”

            Dayspring Centre for Christian Spirituality 68 Waverley Street, Dianella

Part of the Dayspring “On the Edge” Series

Cost:  $10.00 at Venue


Enquiries and registrations:                 Rev Isobelle Shortreed, Ecumenical Ministry Officer

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Lessons from Rwanda

Governor of WA opening the Lessons from Rwanda Exhibition

This “Lessons from Rwanda” exhibition presents an account of the events  that took place before, during and after the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Its purpose is to raise awareness of lessons learned from these events, the work of the  International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and other judicial mechanisms in ending impunity, and the lasting impact of genocide on survivors.

This important exhibition marks the start of Refugee Week and is open at the State Library untill June 24th.  Admission is free.