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 (Past event)
Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Melbourne in Spotswood, VIC (Past event)
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Sydney in Ultimo, NSW (Past event)
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Hobart in Hobart, TAS (Past event)
Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM
Perth in Mullaloo, WA (Past event)
Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Darwin in Anula, NT (Past event)
Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 05:00 PM
Launceston in Launceston, TAS (Past event)
Monday, January 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Brisbane - North in Bracken Ridge, QLD (Past event)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Adelaide in Richmond, SA (Past event)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise, QLD (Past event)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Melbourne in Blackburn, VIC (Past event)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 09:30 AM
Alice Springs in Alice Springs, NT (Past event)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Ballarat in Wendouree, VIC (Past event)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 07:30 PM
Bendigo in Long Gully, VIC (Past event)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 07:30 PM
Brisbane - Central in West End, QLD (Past event)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Port Augusta in Port Augusta, SA (Past event)
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 09:30 AM