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15 October 2014

Letter from WellSpring Director

Click here to download a letter from Ann Lock, WellSpring Director, entitled Now and Not Yet – Being present to 2014 while looking forward to 2015.

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GroundWorks Festival
Celtic Spirituality in the Australian Landscape
A joyous celebration of wisdom, art, music, prayer, food and much more!

Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 February 2015

With special guest: Ray Simpson
Founding Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda


Click here to download a PDF card with more information.

Visit the WellSpring website at www.wellspringcentre.org.au/groundworks for:

  • More information about the content of the Festival
  • A special video message from Ray Simpson
  • A day-by-day program
  • An outline of costs
  • A secure online booking form where you can save 10% with our early bird discount!

Moving towards Advent
Thursday 6 November, 10am to 3pm


Facilitators: Marg Donald and Judy Scott

During this reflective day we will look towards the coming of the Advent season. With pictures, prayers, poetry and silent spaces, we will take this time to listen and reflect on the coming to birth of the Holy in us.

BYO lunch.
Cost: $27 (WellSpring members); $30 (non-members)
Click here to book securely online

Thanksgiving Service and

Graduation of Spiritual Directors

Monday 24 November, 7.30pm
(NB: note change of date)

Join with others in the WellSpring community to give thanks to God for the year past and to celebrate the graduation of those completing their Spiritual Direction formation training in 2014, and launch the 2015 program.

All welcome!

Advent Journey
On the Road with Jesus in the Gospel of Mark

Facilitator: Merrill Kitchen

Tuesdays: 25 November, 2 December,
9 December and 16 December, 7.30 to 9.30pm

In this Advent series we are invited to re-enter the story of Jesus and his followers and to reflect on the distinctive discipleship journey revealed in the Gospel of Mark.
Cost: $36 (WellSpring members); $40 (non-members) per session
Click here to book securely online

Christmas Get-Together
and 'Thank You' to our Volunteers

Wednesday 10 December, 12noon (prayer at noon)
followed by get-together at 12.30pm

The whole WellSpring community is invited to join the WellSpring volunteers and staff for an end-of-year Christmas get-together.

We will especially honour and thank the volunteers for their tireless efforts during the course of 2014.

If you are unable to attend but would like to pass on a message to the volunteers, please email Monique with your message. Please also RSVP if you are able to attend the get-together, so that we know how many people are coming, for catering purposes.

An optional donation of $5 would be appreciated.

WellSpring will then close for the year at 4pm on Tuesday 16 December.

A Message from the Taizé Community

The Taizé Community is visiting Australia in February 2015

Click here for details of this series of Taizé gatherings that will take place in Melbourne, Brisbane, Wellington, Christchurch and Adelaide between 6 and 14 February. Young people are welcome to take part in the day-long gathering in Melbourne on February 6-7.

The times of prayer are open to all, but the workshops and other activities are aimed at young adults between 18 and 35.

Contact Br Matthew by email

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