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.

 

STARTING A GROUP

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 groups@eremos.org.au.

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.

 

ESTABLISHED GROUPS

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 groups@eremos.org.au

New South Wales

   

Beecroft / Epping

Meets: 2nd Saturday of each month (except January) 2pm to 4pm.

Discussion Focus: Convictions by Marcus J. Borg

Contact Peter: beecroftgroup@eremos.org.au or (02) 9876 2639 

 

Mudgee NSW 

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

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

Contact Jorie: centralwestgroup@eremos.org.au or  0412 179 293 

Blue Mountains 

Meets: 10:00am-12:30pm last Friday of the month via Zoom

Discussion Focus: The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon by Marcus J Borg and John Dominic Crossan 

Contact Elaine: bluemountainsgroup@eremos.org.au or (02) 4739 0632

 

Newcastle / Hunter  

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

Discussion focus: a Richard Rohr commentary.

Contact Nanoya: newcastleregiongroup@eremos.org.au or 0410 496 639  

Hills District, Sydney 

Meets: 7.30pm, 1st Thursday of the month.

Discussion Focus: The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr.

Contact Rosemary and Ross: hillsdistrictgroup@eremos.org.au or 0425 388 051 (Rosemary)

 

Southern Sydney 

Meets: 3:00-5:00pm, 3rd Saturday of the month maybe via Zoom.

Discussion Focus: The Time is Now by Joan Chittister.

Contact Bridget: southsydneygroup@eremos.org.au or 02 9546 4557.

 

Victoria

   

Mornington Peninsula

Meets: 10:00am 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Discussion Focus: Learning from the mystics.

Contact Elizabeth: m.p.eremos@gmail.com or 0407 187 199.

Elizabeth writes, “During the Pandemic we have been sending out a monthly mailing with a dialogue (using our theme of Learning from the Mystics) and a meditation, plus some input from various members. We hope from July - all being well, to gather in person in a larger venue. All are welcome.” Please Contact Elizabeth for details.

Our topic for each month is as follows:

  • July: Etty Hillesum 20th Century Jew
  • August: Tim Winton
  • September: Hildegard of Bingen
  • October: John Shaw Neilson
  • November: Teresa of Avila
  • December: Hymns that connect.
   

 

BOOKS FOR GROUPS (AND INDIVIDUALS) 

There are more than 40 titles available for group or personal study including copies of Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault. A review of this book is on the Eremos website NEWS page.