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The Salvation Army Flying Padre & Outback Services

Mission & Purpose

The mission and purpose of the Flying Padre & Outback Services - better known as the "Flying Padre" - is to carry the Christian message to remote communities and isolated people who live on stations across the top end of Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Christian Education classes are held in many isolated community schools, with the aim to conduct classes once each term. Classes are also conducted for individual students and families on their stations at the request of parents.  Church services are often held on stations to celebrate Easter and Christmas, and at other times as requested.

The Flying Padre is primarily a chaplain and is often called upon to conduct funerals, memorial services, wedding ceremonies or child dedications.

Assistance to families is provided in many ways including transportation, delivery of goods, as well as a listening ear and word of comfort or support.

Contact the Flying Padre

Padres Niall and Michelle in action

Niall and Michelle Gibson (Majors)

PO Box 1460
Katherine NT 0851
T.  (08) 89723732
M. 0419 132 305

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The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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The Salvation Army is an international movement. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name with love and without discrimination.

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