Join a group

From its very beginning, Eremos has nurtured small group gatherings where people can
share their experiences and learn with and be nourished by one another in a common exploration.



The Eremos Membership Secretary may be able to assist members to find others to form a group in their area.

Please feel free to email directly the group contact listed near you. If you have any need of further assistance please contact

The focus of Eremos groups is on collegiality and sharing, rather than an expert leader. Most groups use our Books for Groups resources and read a book over a course of several weeks or months. Some also use the EREMOS magazine articles as stimulation for a regular discussion.



There are several active Eremos groups. Please see below for details of their current activity and how to contact them. If you have any questions or would like to list your group here, please contact



Beecroft, Sydney

Meets: 2nd Saturday of each month (except January) 2:00pm to 4:00pm, sometimes not public holiday weekends.

A small group of interested women and men meet for discussion at the home of a member. Usually the discussion is led by a member and is focused on a book or other material which members will have pre-read.

Contact Peter: or (02) 9876 2639 



Southern Sydney 

Meets: 3:00-5:00pm, 2nd Saturday of the month.

Discussion Focus: In June Beate Steller will lead us in meditation and report to us on her recent research and book about the practice of meditation in an aged care setting. In the following months we will reflect on selected readings from the 40th Anniversary edition of the EREMOS magazine and related material.

Contact Christine: or 0468 513 309


Mudgee NSW 

Meets: 3:00pm 1st Sunday afternoon of the month

Discussion Focus: Exploring spirituality and theology in challenging and creative ways

Contact Jorie: or 0412 179 293 



Newcastle NSW / Hunter  

Meets 3rd Saturday of the month 11:00am to 1:00pm, followed by lunch.

Discussion focus: Releasing what no longer serves you and welcoming new directions

Contact Nanoya: or 0410 496 639




Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Meets: 10:30am 2nd Tuesday of the month

Discussion Focus: The Voice Within, by Helen Luke

  • June: Finding the King Within
  • July: Finding the Fool
  • August: Exchange and Consolation
  • September: Pride
  • October: Passion
  • November: We will celebrate All Souls and All Saints with a Eucharist
  • December: The Lord's Prayer

Contact: Elizabeth or 0407 187 199.


Hills District, Sydney 

Meets: 2nd Saturday of the month in the morning

Discussion Focus: Journey to the Heart, on Christian contemplation through the centuries, edited by Kim Nataraja.

Contact: Rosemary 0425 388 051 or Ross 0416 939 996.






Blue Mountains NSW

In recess for the foreseeable future.

If interested contact Elaine: or (02) 4739 0632

  As gatherings change depending on local COVID conditions, we recommend you check with organisers about when and how groups are meeting. 



After nearly 40 years of providing sets of books for groups and individuals to read and discuss, Eremos Books for Groups is closing down.  It’s been a wonderful resource for many people over the years but in the past few years only a handful of books have been borrowed so we have made the decision to wind up this project.

We thank all the people who have helped to organise and administer our book borrowing scheme over the years and most recently Elaine Alinta who has a cupboard full of books she would love to give away, you can write Elaine at PO Box 198 Glenbrook NSW 2773 for a copy of the list or to request your books. 

Do you have a library or group that might like multiple copies of the same title? We would be grateful for your help in getting these wonderful books into hands of people who would like to read them.