The Pilgrim Walk is a physical expression of the ACC&C's commitment to reflect the relationship between Christianity and Australian culture.
The Walk reflects the relationship between universal and local themes in the expression of Christianity in Australia. From the place of meeting, to the avenue of trees and the pilgrim poles, to the labyrinth made of Australian grasses and the Bible Garden, walkers may consider how Australian Christianity has been shaped by the particular circumstances of the landscape and the history of this land, within the context of the universal story of God's saving and redeeming love through the life and work of Jesus Christ.
The Walk is inspired by the parables of the New Testament, in which examples from ordinary human life provide spiritual truth.
The Pilgrim Walk provides an opportunity to reflect upon the relationship between the gospel and life experience.
You can view and download a map and guide to the features of the Pilgrim Walk here.
God, powerful and gentle,
you love this southern land
and all its people, old and new.
As the Cross shines in our heavens
so may Christ bring light to our nation,
as the waves encircle our shores
so may your mercy enfold us all.
May the God who formed our southern land
be for us a rock of strength.
May the God who rules our southern seas
keep us safe in every storm.
May the God who made the southern skies turn
our darkness into light.
As Canberra is a meeting place
central to the Government of Australia,
so may this Centre be a true meeting place
where all God's people may gather in a spirit of
reconciliation, a spirit of dialogue, a spirit of prayer,
a spirit of unity of minds and hearts; and
where we may share in the very Communion of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen(Archbishop Francis Carroll –founding Board member)