We offer a place of hospitality for those seeking to deepen their relationship with God. We welcome both seasoned travellers and those new in their journey of spiritual pilgrimage. We support the intentional caring for well-being of our bodies, our minds and souls, opening ourselves to experiences of spiritual renewal.
Grounded in the Anglican tradition, the St Oswald Centre for Spirituality offers spiritual direction, refreshment days, and retreats as ways of creating safe places to explore our divine yearning. Our ministry is for both individuals and groups across the many Christian and faith traditions. We welcome people from all backgrounds in the spirit of God’s unconditional love and inclusion.
Spirituality? What does it mean?
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.
You are welcome to join us. The program for 2023 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 by request,
- A Lenten Study “A Voice in the Wilderness”:
Listening to the Statement from the Heart Author: Celia Kemp, Artist: The Reverend Glenn Loughrey, Publisher: ABM
Every Thursday throughout Lent beginning Thursday 23rd March
10am Eucharist, 11am Morning tea 11.30am -12.30pm Study
- Bi-monthly Retreat days:
Normally on a Saturday from 10 am – 4.00 pm Cost by donation. BYO lunch
Stations of the Cross: Stirring a Path to New Life
at the Monastery in the Sacred Garden,
15 Cross Road, Glen Osmond
The Rev’d Ali Wurm 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Sunday 26th March
Joei Cole Saturday 20th May
The Art of Frida Kahlo
Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace
Dianne Bradley Saturday 15th July
Music for Healing
Jonathan Daw Saturday 16th September
Poetry of the Spirit
The Rev’d Dawn Colsey Thursday 2nd November
“Archaeology of the Sacred Mysteries” an Advent Retreat The Rev’d Dr Cathy Thomson Saturday 9th December
Occasional Thursday Retreat Days from 9.30 – 3.30 pm Flyers with further information will be emailed 3-4 weeks prior to each event
For further information download the program brochure here