Reconnecting with Country

Country Connect

For the past few years, the Anglican EcoCare Commission has hosted some inspiring and refreshing retreats with excellent attendance and heart-warming feedback.

This year, we offer a different kind of experience –

Reconnecting with Country

An experienced Nyoongar Elder and teacher, Noel, will lead us together in a bus north of Perth, where we will camp for two nights in different locations. Departing Thursday 7th May, and returning Saturday 9th.

The experience will provide an opportunity to listen to stories, visit culturally significant sites, follow songlines, learn language and begin to understand spirituality on Nyoongar Boodjar. Coming to a better understanding of Nyoongar spirituality does not require you to diminish your own faith.

As this trip is open to all, we would appreciate you promoting it within your parish (Parish clergy please note this is not a clergy retreat).  Applicants do need to be aware that it involves camping out!  The cost is $350 (waged) or $300 (unwaged).

For more information please contact Melanie Hare on Ph: 9325 7455 or email: mhare@perth.anglican.org.  Application forms can be emailed or posted to Melanie at the Anglican Diocesan Office, GPO Box W2067, Perth  WA  6846.

Food will be vegetarian (with some kangaroo). Please bring your own tent/swag, chair, cutlery and crockery.

2015 Reconnecting with County Poster

 

Please download the 2015 Reconnecting with Country Application, and return it to Wollaston Education Centre:  mhare@perth.anglican.org.  Application forms can be emailed or posted to Melanie at the Anglican Diocesan Office, GPO Box W2067, Perth  WA  6846.

 

4 Comments

  1. Gerard Siero

    On Mar 28, 2015

    Count me in, Melanie and Sue!

  2. sue45188

    On Mar 29, 2015

    I’ve signed up! I’m Looking forward to it very much!

  3. Gerard Siero

    On Mar 30, 2015

    Guess we need to push this?

  4. sue45188

    On Apr 29, 2015

    Regrettably, the Connect with Country event has been cancelled. We hope to engage again in the future.