Abundant Living @ the Grammar Farm

Abundant life in all its forms has been the focus of the Diocese throughout 2022! We have had the opportunity to gather together once more and a range of events around the Diocese have been enjoyed as we reflect on, explore more deeply and enjoy the abundant life that God has given us.

In the planning since at least 2021, the Ministry Development Committee is pleased to announce a day of reflection on abundant living at the Ballarat Grammar Farm Campus in Mt Rowan. Join visionary place-based educator Ms Clarice Lisle as she introduces us to the Farm Campus and explains the role it plays in teaching students about safeguarding the environment, sustaining and renewing God’s Creation as they make the most of their abundant lives.

Bishop Garry will reflect on how the environment both enhances and calls us to action in response to the abundant lives that we are called to live. There will also be time for quiet reflection and contemplation in this beautiful curated rural environment as well as chance to catch up over BYO morning tea and lunch.

Photo: Ballarat Courier June 6, 2014 from the Opening of the Campus

Date: Saturday 3rd September, 2022

Location: Ballarat Grammar Farm Campus – The Stephen and Sue Higgs Centre – Sims Rd, Mount Rowan, enter off Gillies St.


9.30am Gathering and welcome (Bishop Garry)

10am Tour of the Farm Campus (Clarice Lisle)

11am Morning Tea (BYO)

11.30am Reflection (Bishop Garry)

12.30pm Lunch (BYO)

1pm Presentation from Clarice Lisle regarding the Stephen and Sue Higgs Centre explaining the role that the Farm Campus plays in teaching students about safeguarding the environment, sustaining and renewing the earth.

2pm Quiet time, participants are invited to explore the Farm Campus, to spend some time in contemplation, prayer, sketching or journaling.

3pm Closing Prayers (Bishop Garry)


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