This January, Aunty Jean Phillips, in partnership with Common Grace, invites Australian Churches to hold services of acknowledgement, lament and prayer as we approach January 26th – a day of mourning for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters.

These services are a beautiful opportunity for us to stand with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sisters and brothers, while learning more about the true history of January 26th.

There are services happening in every State and Territory around the country, so find yours on this page and we hope to see you there.

Not a service near you? If there isn't yet a prayer service happening near you we'd love to talk to you about hosting one. If you are interested in finding out more please signup your church and we'll follow up with you.

Photos from last year's services

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Aboriginal Christian Leader Brooke Prentis leading a #Jan26 Prayer Service in 2017.

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Aboriginal Christian Leader Brooke Prentis leading a #Jan26 Prayer Service in 2017.

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Aunty Jean Phillips leading a #Jan26 Prayer Service in 2017.

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#Jan26 Prayer Service in 2017.

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Aboriginal Christian Leader Brooke Prentis leading a #Jan26 Prayer Service in 2017.


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Aboriginal Christian Leader Brooke Prentis leading a #Jan26 Prayer Service in 2017.

Upcoming prayer services

Attend one of the following prayer services happening across the country:

Canberra in Barton, ACT
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Melbourne in Spotswood, VIC
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Sydney in Ultimo, NSW
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Hobart in Hobart, TAS
Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Perth in Mullaloo, WA
Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Darwin in Anula, NT
Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Launceston in Launceston, TAS
Monday, January 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Adelaide in Richmond, SA
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise, QLD
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Melbourne in Blackburn, VIC
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 09:30 AM
Alice Springs in Alice Springs, NT
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Brisbane in West End, QLD
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 07:00 PM