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Regional Groups

As of mid 2009 we know of Eremos Groups that are meeting regularly in the Blue Mountains and the Sydney region for Books for Groups discussions.

Refer to the Groups or Books pages on our website for more information.

We also have at least ten people in other regions who are willing to be a contact person for Eremos and who might help in establishing a group in their region. Refer to page 40 of any of the recent EREMOS magazines for further details. Contact people from every State and Territory across Australia are listed there!

Support for starting a group is available from our honorary Coordinator: Sue Emeleus. Contact Sue via the email address below.

Email: groups@eremos.org.au

  • Wollongong / Illawarra (NSW)

    We welcome people who live in the Illawarra to join our lively book group once a month on a Friday 7.30-9.30pm (supper following) at the home of Bronwyn and Ross Bembrick-Hutchinson at Thirroul.

    This year people will talk about a book/chapter/magazine article which has inspired them.

    For more details phone Bronwyn on (02) 4268 6748 or

    Email: groups@eremos.org.au
  • South Sydney (NSW)

    Elizabeth Lee and Gisella Durante are hosting a new Eremos group in Hurtsville on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The planned start date is October 19th. The discussion will focus on Eremos magazine articles until the group settles on a book or agrees on another approach. To find out more please contact Elizabeth Lee on 0422 932 044 or

    Email: groups@eremos.org.au
  • Hunter/Newcastle (NSW)

    Our group in Newcastle meets on every third Sunday from 4-6pm. After the discussion finishes, all are welcome to stay for a meal.Everyone brings a plate to share.

    This year we are also having book discussions - currently we are reading Stepping out with the Sacred by Val Webb.

    Our format is very simple; our get togethers are very informal, discussions lively and food delicious. The group is about inclusivity - everyone is welcome and it is an interfaith group.

    We listen respectfully to one another and share our thoughts and feelings about the various topics raised.

    At the end of each month, the group decides what subject we will share the next month. The Eremos Retreat team will lead a Retreat Day for this group on 23 November 2013. We welcome new members.

    For all enquiries please contact Nanoya on 0410 496 639 or

    Email: groups@eremos.org.au
  • Hills Area, Sydney (NSW)

    Our group meets in Baulkham Hills on the first Thursday in the month at 7.30pm. We welcome any who would like to join us in our study of Minding the Earth, Mending the World, a book written by Zen practitioner Dr Susan Murphy.

    In the tradition of eco-theologian Thomas Berry, Susan offers a profoundly hopeful second chance to engage with what it means to deeply mind the earth once more by reimagining the stories we have told ourselves about the world and illuminating the ways humanity might become the solution, rather than the problem. New members are very welcome.

    Contact Betty on (02) 9639 3622 or

    Email: betty.carmody@exemail.com.au
  • Blue Mountains (NSW)

    We are reading Val Webb's Stepping Out With the Sacred from Eremos Books for Groups. We meet on the last Friday of the month in members' homes in the upper, lower and mid mountains.

    We start with morning tea at 10am and finish with 5 minutes silence about 12:30. New members always welcome. More information from Gabrielle 4787 8999 or Elaine 4739 0632.

    Email: groups@eremos.org.au
  • Beecroft/Epping (NSW)

    This group meets on the second Saturday in the month, usually at Beecroft, from 2-4pm followed by informal fellowship over afternoon tea.

    We are currently reading/discussing the book, Writing in the Sand - Jesus & the Soul of the Gospels by Thomas Moore. Although the group is currently at full capacity, we welcome enquiries and requests to be on a waiting list.

    For further information about this group please contact Peter Correy on 9876 2639 or Jenny McDougall

    Email: groups@eremos.org.au