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2017 Iona Pilgrimage Quiz Night - Friday 23 June

Iona Pilgrimage Quiz Night
Supporting the 2017 Iona Pilgrims

Friday, 23 June | 7:00pm
St Columba College
President Avenue, Andrews Farm
Middle School Auditorium | Enter through Gate 1

$10 Entry | Tables of 8
Limited tickets available on the night

BYO drinks and nibbles | Soft drinks for sale

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! For bookings & payments, contact Linda Halls on 8254 0607 or email linda.halls@stcolumba.sa.edu.au

To download the flyer, click on the image below:

2017 Iona Pilgrimage Quiz Night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A journey of the mind, heart and spiritual selves

Embarking on a journey beckoned by the mystery and adventure of far away lands will be nine St Columba College students ‘walking’ in the footsteps of the College’s patron saint, Columba, as part of the College’s 2017 Iona Pilgrimage.

From 7 to 22 July, the Year 11 and Year 12 students will travel to the small Isle of Iona, off the western coast of Scotland, on a faith trip of a life time. On this small Isle, known as ‘The cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland, the College’s patron saint commenced his 34-year long mission to bring Christianity to the pagan tribes and it has since become the centre of Gaelic monasticism and a place of spiritual retreat.

Accompanied by three College staff, the students will embark on an educational and spiritual experience where they will gain an understanding of the significant history, important to both the Anglican and Catholic churches, and experience an opportunity to encounter God through prayer and reflection on their own personal and religious journey.

St Columba College, an R-12 co-educational College in Andrews Farm, is a unique Anglican and Catholic school with both churches recognising Saint Columba as a saint. The College was established in 1996 as an ecumenical initiative of the Anglican and Catholic Archbishops of Adelaide and is renown for being committed to its Christian heritage and Anglican and Catholic traditions.

As the students embark on their pilgrimage, their journey will be infused with meaning and intention and often a search for answers. They will leave the earthiness of their daily lives and seek to connect with God on a sacred journey to uncover the true self while embracing the practice of pilgrimage.

This is the third time the College has organised a pilgrimage for senior students to England and Scotland, with the first journey launched in 2013. The College is now anticipating a planned pilgrimage to take place every two years for students to experience a sacred journey, see where Saint Columba settled in 563AD to build Iona Abbey and spread Christianity, and find a sense of identity, beauty, truth and sense of God.

The itinerary includes various destinations and activities centred on the history and traditions of the two churches in the United Kingdom and on the life, values and mission of Saint Columba. The students will visit a number of significant historical sites in London and Edinburgh, such as Westminster Cathedral, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle, before sailing across the seas by ferry and resting on the shores of Iona.

In preparation for the pilgrimage, the students and staff at the College have been busy organising fundraising activities and events, including crazy hair and silly socks day, ice-cream stalls, casual clothes day and bbq breakfast, to support their community service. The community and local businesses have backed the pilgrimage with an enthusiastic response to support and sponsorship, exhibiting a true connection through engagement. The College would like to thank the community for the overwhelming response to their commitment and partnership.

In the lead-up to the journey, the College will be hosting a Quiz Night on Friday, 23 June, commencing at 7:00pm. All money raised will go toward the 2017 Iona Pilgrimage. If you would like to help support the pilgrims through this event, bookings and payments can be made by phoning Linda Halls on 8254 0607 or email linda.halls@stcolumba.sa.edu.au

Mrs Amanda Fryer Communications Officer

04/06/17