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Contemplation in the City
Feb 20

Contemplation in the City

Date & Time
20 February 2022 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Sydney

Contemplation in the City

With keynote speaker, Rev Dr Sarah Bachelard, founder and leader of the Benedictus community in Canberra

Sunday 20 February 2022  1:30 – 3:00 pm

Hosted by Pitt Street Uniting Church and Eremos

This workshop has moved to an ONLINE event

All are welcome. Please book by emailing by Thursday 17 February.

There is no charge for this event.

Sarah will speak about the emergent movement of contemplative Christianity and its place in our current context (e.g. Sydney, COVID, rising anxiety in many places). Her description of the qualities of a contemplative Christian community  will be informed by her experience of  the Benedictus community in Canberra and her theological and pastoral perspectives on prayer, silence, community and hospitality.

The workshop will include some exploration of what shape such a community in Sydney could take.

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 to the movement and calling of the Spirit in our time. More details on their website:




Sarah Bachelard is a theologian, retreat leader, author and speaker, based in Canberra. She is founding director of Benedictus Contemplative Church, an ecumenical worshipping community with meditation at its heart. Sarah has taught contemplative prayer nationally and internationally. Her talks for the 2019 John Main Seminar for the World Community for Christian Meditation have recently been published as A Contemplative Christianity for Our Time. Sarah is the author of Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis, Resurrection and Moral Imagination and A Contemplative Christianity for Our Time.

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