Quiet days and retreats

Quiet Days in 2014

  • 22 February, 24 May, 23 August and 22 November

Retreats in 2014

  • Retreat in Alice Springs: Sunday 6 July – Friday 11 July
  • Parish Retreat: Friday 19 September – Sunday 21 September. Led by Sue Dunbar

Regular Activities

  • Meditation Groups: Tuesdays 12:30pm in the Chapel and Wednesdays 6pm in the Rainbow Centre
  • Taizé Service: Second Sunday of each month at 6pm, February to November
  • SOS Events: Revd Nikolai Blaskow
  • Benedictus: Saturday evenings 6pm — See below for more information

BENEDICTUS: contemplative church

BENEDICTUS is a contemplative church seeking an authentic, open-hearted and thoughtful encounter with God. Silent meditation, reflection on Scripture, and celebration are features of our shared life and worship. In the spacious hospitality of prayer and community we learn to attend more deeply to ourselves and each other, and the movement and calling of the Spirit in our time.

BENEDICTUS means blessing. To be blessed and a blessing is to join in God's reconciling love of the world. We welcome all people who are seeking to deepen their spiritual journey.

  • Time: 6pm – 7pm Saturdays
  • Where: Worship Centre
  • Led by: Revd Dr Sarah Bachelard
  • Enquiries: please click here

Canberra Christian meditation groups

There are a number of Christian meditation groups in various locations around Canberra.

For more information please download the

List for the ACT
from the Australian Christian Meditation Community.

Retreat centres not too far from Canberra

  • St Mary’s Towers, NSW

    Set in 500 hectares of pleasant bush and pasture land, St. Mary’s
    Towers is gifted with an atmosphere conducive to prayer and reflection.
  • The Abbey, Jamberoo, NSW

    The Abbey is set on eighty hectares of bush property, nestled on a stunning mountain top two hours drive from Sydney. The Abbey buildings, surrounded by bush and sweeping paddocks, look out to panoramic views over the NSW south coast.
  • The Gathering Place

    The Gathering Place is a house of welcome for those who are searching, questioning and seeking ways to live authentically in today’s world. You may come to the gathering place for time out, for guided retreats, for rest and personal space.
    • Address: 4 Bancroft Street, Dickson, ACT 2602
    • Phone: (02) 6247 8848
    • Fax: (02) 6247 8874
  • Franciscan Hermitage, Stroud, NSW

    The Franciscan Hermitage leads retreats and maintain a house of prayer.

    If you would like to make any enquiries about retreats, or “time outs” at the Hermitage in Stroud contact them at:
  • St Clement’s Retreat Centre, Galong, NSW

    St Clement’s Monastery, where the Retreat Centre is situated, is a large three storey brick building, nestling among the rolling hills 3 km from the village of Galong.

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