Places remain for those wanting to attended the SGM Wellington Directed Retreats to run 16-20 September at the Island Bay Home of Compassion.
Full information about the Retreat, including registration and payment information is available here:
Sun to Tues live-in Directed Retreat Option Opens
Demand for spaces in the annual SGM Wellington 4 Day and Weekend Retreats 11-15 September 2015 has been so high that registrations have closed today.
Organisers have opened up another Option to cater for any who would like to Retreat with us from 2:30pm Sun. 13 Sept. to 2:30pm Tues 15th Sept. 7 spaces are available.. This is a directed retreat during which participants may choose to keep silence for some or all of the time. Retreat directors are: Maureen Lamb, Helen Tripp and Terry Alve.
For $225 you will get access to a very comfortable room for yourself, full catering with a midday dinner, Sunday evening worship in the Chapel, Mon & Tues group devotional time, spiritual direction for 30-40 mins on Monday & Tuesday, and the opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, including a visit to the Sister Aubert Visitor Centre.
For more information click on the link below.
A FOUR AND A TWO DAY DIRECTED RETREAT will run concurrently at the Island Bay Home of Compassion in September.
4 DAY RETREAT - $390.00
Fri. 11 September - 6:30pm - Tues. 15 September 2015 - 2:30pm
2 DAY RETREAT - $235.00
Fri. 11 September - 6:30pm - Sun. 13 September 2015 - 8:30pm
There are up to 15 Places Available
Terry Alve 027 600 1926
Late Winter: Early Spring Events
Late winter and early spring naturally offer rich opportunities for contemplative mediation and prayer. SGM Wellington offers various opportunities for us to emerge out of deep winter into the season of life and joy.
The SGM 2013 National Calendar offers a full list of these events - see pages 31-33 especially.
Some of these opportunities are also highlighted on this website. In particular:
Please click links on this page for more info about these events...
Friday 20 to Tuesday 24 September 2013
Begins 7:30pm Friday and Ends 3pm Tuesday.
A substantial part of each day will be in silence in order to listen more closely to God.
Typically each day will offer:
• Morning Prayer and optional other resources for the day
• Evening Prayer & Communion to close each day
• an individual daily spiritual direction session (30-40 mins)
• personal space for your own journey
• periods of communal silence will be kept
• clay and material for drawing and painting will be available
• provision will be made for those who want to make a fully silent retreat
Venue: Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Wellington
Facilitators: SGM Team
Cost: $300.00 or $285 if fully paid online by 30 August
For More Info and Registration Form
St Hilda's Anglican Church, Island Bay
Yes, there have been two Weeks of Guided Prayer happening in Wellington this week 20-25 May.
Sr Clare O'Connor and Graham Millar have been prayer guides for a group of seven retreatants who have met on the Victoria University campus. This Week continues a trend of staging a week of guided prayer annually at Vic. in recent years. While the numbers participating may have been down a little this year, the retreatants have responded very positively to the opportunity to take time out like this to reflect and pray in a more intentional way.
Last night, a group of fifteen retreatants who have been meeting in St Hilda's Anglican Church, Island Bay gathered for a closing group session. This group with prayer guides - Adrienne Thompson, Jo Anastasiadis and Terry Alve - have similarly enjoyed the opportunity to 'retreat' in the midst of their daily life and work. The weekday individual sessions have been held in the afternoons and evenings following an opening group session in the church on Sunday at 4pm. This has been a first Week of Guided Prayer for the Island Bay community. The ecumenical nature of this community was reflected in the retreatants coming from various of the local churches.
We thank Spiritual Growth Ministries and the Wallis Trust for their sponsorship of these Weeks of Prayer.
The next Week of Guided Prayer in the Wellington region will begin on Sunday June 10 in St Paul's, Waiwhetu. You can enrol online to attend this week HERE.
May 20-25 St Hilda's Anglican Church - Island Bay
St Hilda’s Anglican Church, 311 The Parade, Island Bay 6023
Commences 4pm Sunday May 20th and concludes Friday May 25th at 7pm
Register by Monday May 14th with Christine Cuthbert at (04)383 8550 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Form (PDF)
Online Registration Option