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 Officer may be able to assist members to find others to form a group in their area.

Please feel free to email directly to 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. Each group chooses what resources they utilise. Some use the EREMOS magazine articles as stimulation for 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.

A small group of interested women and men meet for discussion at the home of a member (in the Beecroft area or Chatswood.) 

Usually the discussion is led by a member and is focussed on a book or other material which members will have pre-read. New members welcome.

For more information contact Peter Correy: or (02) 9876 2639






Southern Sydney 

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

In the coming months our Southern Sydney Group will be reflecting on

  1. The podcast Learning How to See hosted by Brian McLaren in which he explores:  How do we name, understand, transform and transcend our biases? The podcast is available on the Center for Action and Contemplation website.
  2. Garry Deverell's latest book Contemplating Country: More Gondwana Theology. We will read extracts from his book in conjunction with Frank Brennan's Eureka Street article Lessons from the referendum
  3. There is a Season. Joan Chittister. 

New members are welcome to call to learn more about our group.

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.

This long-running group is currently unable to take new members due to space limitations where they meet. However, if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Nanoya: or 0410 496 639




Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month (usually) at 10.30am. 

Our Mornington Peninsula group meets for morning tea, followed by dialogue and discussion.  We gather at various venues.  Our focus this year is exploring artistic works that can help facilitate our spiritual journey.

Contact: Elizabeth or 0407 187 199.




Hills District, Sydney 

Meets: 2nd Saturday of the month in the morning

We are presently reading together “Journey to the Heart” on Christian contemplation through the centuries, edited by Kim Nataraja.

Contact Rosemary 0425 388 051 or Ross 0416 939 996

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


Blue Mountains NSW

In recess for the foreseeable future. If you are interested in joining us for occasional gatherings, 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 has closed down.  It was a wonderful resource for many people over the years, but after several years of only a handful of books being borrowed, the council 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 facilitated the distribution of the hundreds of books from our library into new homes.