Mission Development

We are called by God to be a Prophetic Witness in the city of Adelaide so that
New Life and Vitality will be generated in our city and in its people.

We are blessed to be a blessing.

Pilgrim's mission activities seek to grow our commitment to being a place of welcome and hospitality in the City of Adelaide. Our overriding purpose is to bear witness to the teaching and example of Jesus Christ. Social Justice is at the heart of all that we do.

In developing our presence in the city, Pilgrim fosters activities and events that help to amplify our Public Voice, strengthen our civic and denominational Partnerships, and multiply our Community Connections. The labels below will soon provide links to some of the regular programs and annual 'one-off' events that Pilgrim runs or hosts during the year. Some of these will also have direct links.


Public Voice: There is a special focus on Local Public Theology. A highlight will be the annual Pilgrim Symposium in September. There is also the Urban Mission Network, in which Pilgrim is an active participant, and the Pilgrim website has become an indispensable medium for amplifying our public voice.

Partnerships: We welcome opportunities to partner with others providing support to the city's population. For example, we are in Covenant with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC), since 2016 we have hosted the Chinese (SA) Christian Church and the Sunday Night Tea which were both originally hosted by the Maughan Uniting Church, and for the second year we are providing the opportunity of a field placement for Masters of Social Work students from Flinders University.

Community Connections: A wide variety of activities are organised to multiply our connections with individuals and other communities active in the city. The Lounge offers a safe haven of hospitality. Open Church provides a contemplative space, interesting architecture and a display of historic art and information. We also host Art & Photographic Exhibitions, Lunchtime Music and support special community services - Workers' Memorial and Homelessness SA. Pilgrim Circle of Friends 27 is part of a national body supporting refugees and asylum-seekers.

To get a better feel for how we live out who we say we are and what we say we do at Pilgrim you need to go to the Events and Diary pages.

We celebrate our unity and diversity, our shared beliefs and past experiences, and value worship, teaching, creativity and justice.


Panel: The story of the Good Samaritan (The Bible - Luke 10:25-37). One of three stained glass panels that depict this story.

The good Samaritan