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Australia: The Rev Gloria Shipp & NATSIAC


Rev Gloria Family Camp © ABM
Rev Gloria Family Camp © ABM
Reconciliation project

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The work of the Rev Gloria Shipp in the Diocese of Bathurst continues as she supports the indigenous community through a variety of ministries.

The Elders’ weekly gathering continued to meet every Monday and Tuesday during the school terms. The Elders do craft, some of which they sold at the church fete and have guest speakers as well as a massage therapist, podiatrist and dieticians visit. Recently, the Elders were very excited to get shirts with the group logo on it!

To help renew spirit and take time out from busy lives, the Rev Gloria hosts Men’s and Women’s Camps which were a great success last year. At the Women’s Camp a guest speaker spoke of her breast cancer journey and her Aboriginal cancer support group. Others used parts of nature to talk about their lives and the brokenness that may be felt which led into a healing dance and service the next day. A family camp was also held at Baiame Cave outside the village of Milbrodale in late 2014.

The Rev Gloria’s work also includes work at the Orana Juvenile Justice Centre and to end the year she holds a Christmas Service and Gift Giving at the Centre.

The Rev Gloria is currently the Chairperson of NATSIAC (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council) and many of her hours are spent with administration and organisation of travel to gatherings and meetings for all other members. She worked to coordinate the NATSIAC gathering which was held in Sydney in 2015 and also attended the installation of the Bishop of the Northern Territory.

Your support of this diverse work assists the Rev Gloria to continue her ministry supporting Aboriginal men and women.

AU005DB needs $22,000 in 2016 (non tax-deductible)



You can make an online donation to this project by selecting Australia: The Revd Gloria Shipp & NATSIAC from the full project list.

Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.

Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.



February 2016 – Rev Gloria’s report for Walkabout Ministries 2015. Read more.


Renewing the Spirit

The Reverend Gloria Shipp was the first Aboriginal woman to be ordained a priest in the Anglican Church in Australia. In this video, she talks about her life, her spiritual journey and ministry, centered around the Dubbo area in New South Wales.