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Advent 2019 at the Grail: Deep Despair, Ferocious Hope

4 December - Jason John 6pm - 8pm
11 December - Robert Fitzgerald 6pm-8pm

This is a series of two-evenings opening space for us to acknowledge the deep despair many feel as they reflect, for example, on the state of the world in the shadow of the ecological crisis, or the state of the Church in the wake of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse. Yet whatever situation we each face, whatever overwhelming challenges we encounter, we can choose our response. With ferocious hope, Jason John and Robert Fitzgerald will invite us to do just that.

Venue: The Grail Centre - 22 McHatton Street, North Sydney.
Easy to reach via public transport. Street parking available.

RSVP: By Friday 27 November via or phone 9955 3053.

When: Light supper from 6pm with event starting at 6:30pm. Conclude by 8pm.

Contribution: $10.00 or what you can afford.

See flyer for more information (insert the flyer)

Flyer - Grail Advent 2019











Silverwattle Courses and Retreats 

Silver Wattle  End of Year Retreat: Reviewing the Old, Dreaming the New

Sunday December 29, 2019 4 pm - Saturday 4 January, 2020 11 am 

Led by Sue & David Woods

This  “End of Year Retreat” provides a space for you to reflect on the year that has been and the year that is  to come. The retreat will take a contemplative approach embracing communal worship and meditations on scripture and poetry.  Each day links with the elemental themes of Land, Water, Incarnation, Fire, and Air. There will be daily walks on the property to ground us in the earth's wisdom and in our own bodies. There will also be ample use of silence, allowing as much time as possible for connection with the land, personal reflection, journaling and rest. 

Cost includes all meals and accommodation for 6 days:  $850 (single) or $675 (shared room/ concession).

Sue and David Woods are skilled retreat facilitators and have led numerous retreats including 'Wide Skies and Open Hearts' which they facilitate at their Centre, Campfire in the Heart, in Alice Springs.

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Wisdom of the Body Retreat: Listening to the Land

Sunday 20 September 2010 - Friday 25 September 2020
Campfire in the Heart, Alice Springs

Awaken, spirituality, creativity, delight

Come, rest, play and reflect in the expansiveness of our magnificent central desert, beside ancient red rocks, under giant river red gums, in the sand, and around open fires. We will be silent, move, make art, sing and tell stories that connect us with ourselves, each other and the spirit of the land herself.

Susanna Pain is an InterPlay Facilitator, spiritual director, retreat leader, dancer, and Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale, Victoria, where there is a strong focus on the arts, spiritual growth, and contemplative practice.

Cost: $950 all inclusive: 5 nights, 5 days tuition, materials, food, and accommodation.

More details and registration on Susanna’s website:




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A guided Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago led by Rev Matt Trounce.

25th Sept - 13th Oct 2020
Hosted by Olive Tree Travel

Discover the beauty and power of pilgrimage.

Travel lightly with only what you can carry in your pack.

Meet fellow pilgrims from around the world as you walk this historic and spiritual path.

For more details see the travel brochure on Olive Tree's website.

Deposits are due soon so please enquire ASAP if you are interested.

You can contact Matt at or phone: 0458 789 738.


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