Spirituality is about realising connection with ourselves, others, God and the environment. It is about integrating our awareness and experience of the web of relationship between all things.

Through nurturing our spirituality, we are encouraged to notice and be present to the ordinary and be real.

By finding space in a busy world, where our deepest yearnings as human beings can safely flourish, we are renewed. In the process, we develop a clearer picture about who we are in ourselves, and in the world. This is cause for real hope, which is lived out in community with likeminded companions.

Spirituality embraces many practices in Christian and other faith traditions and is expressed in our own unique ways.  The St Oswald Centre for Spirituality is committed to fostering; the life of the spirit through practices like spiritual companioning, retreat days of silence and contemplation, and other intentional moments drawing upon mystics past and present, nature, the visual arts, music, poetry, literature and bodywork.

These ways invite us to live deeply in the ordinary, open to wonder and connection, alive to mystery.

The St Oswald Centre for Spirituality Program 2022 offers:

  • Weekly opportunities on Thursdays at 9.30am for a 30-minute meditation leading into 10 am Eucharist followed by a cuppa at a local café.
  • Quiet Days and Retreats as occasions arise and on request, and
  • monthly reTreat DaysreTreat Days alternate each month between the first Thursdays from 9.30am – 3.30pm, and the first Saturdays from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Cost for each day is by donation, and BYO lunch.

Details for each reTreat Day are as follows:

St Brigid’s Day Reflection & Eucharist
Thursday 3 February
9.30am Reflection, 10am Eucharist, 11am Morning tea

The Subtle Art of Social Justice Advocacy
Run by Peter Sandeman
Saturday 5 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Lenten Study “Repairing the Breach”: Examining what it means to be people of healing in a broken world.
Every Thursday throughout Lent beginning Thursday 10 March
9.30am Reflection, 10am Eucharist, 11am Morning tea
11.30am -12.30pm Study

Interceding for the world – Prayer Writing workshop.
Run by Peter Burke.
Saturday 7 May, 10.00am-4.00pm

The Spirituality of AA
Run by John Webb.
Thursday 2 June, 9.30am – 3.30pm

How to make a Prayer Shawl
Run by Ellen Phiddian.
Saturday 2 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm

The Spirituality of Art
Run by Dianne Bradley.
Thursday 4 August, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Pieces of Heaven – Music for the Soul
Run by Paul Henning.
Saturday 3 September, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method – Awareness through Movement
Run by Ollie Black.
Thursday 6 October, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Labyrinth Meditations
Run by Deirdre Ragless.
Saturday 5 November, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Sitting with God – The Value of Spiritual Direction
Run by John Webb and Dianne Bradley.
Thursday 1 December, 9.30am – 3.30pm