Mission

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, relationships and programs are cohesive in one sense but very diverse in another. In all of them we emphasise –

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When you click on the labels above you can see snapshots of some of Pilgrim's mission areas that highlight these practices. These mission areas indicate how members of the congregation can connect to God and one another in meeting fundamental human needs. Members of the congregation are involved in different ways and people are free to follow their passion.

Our overriding purpose is to bear witness to the teaching and example of Jesus Christ.


Just as an example, at Pilgrim Prophetic Witness looks like making opportunities to encounter people who are not often seen or heard and giving them an opportunity to tell us about their lives. Sometimes we donate our worship space for special community services such as the one for Homelessness SA and the Workers' Memorial Service, nurturing those who plan these services. At other times we hold special events on our forecourt as a public witness to our commitment to being in solidarity with those often unheard, such as the first Thursday of the month Service of Lament which we hold in cooperation with Amnesty.
 

Similarly, we generate New Life and Vitality to the city by opening the church on week days so that people can visit a historic church, meditate or enjoy a variety of Photographic and Art Exhibitions. During History Month we have a special History Week exhibition and we celebrate a Spring Festival with floral displays. Twice a month there are lunchtime Organ Recitals and on many Mondays during the year we have Music on Flinders events in front of the church. All these events are free. At least once a year we put on Organ Recitals by nationally or internationally renowned organists. We also organise Symposiums and other Public Theology events that challenge all who attend to think about issues that are important in today's society and the role of the church in these. Then there is Pancake Day and, in complete contrast, the Lounge open each week day for a quiet cuppa (or soup in the winter).
 

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

The good Samaritan