Northern Rivers Region

Northern Rivers Region

ANSD Northern Rivers Regional Group was launched in Rous Mill Community Hall, near Alstonville, in northern NSW, on 29 July 2017.


The Northern Rivers ANSD Group meets four times a year for a reflection day, usually on a Saturday between 9.00 and 2.30.  Our days begin with a Welcome to Country, when possible with Rev Aunty Dorrie, a Bundjalung Elder and supporter of ANSD in this region.


Our meetings integrate a contemplative dimension into the meetings with times of silence as well as communal time and a shared meal.  Morning tea is provided and BYO lunch or dinner to share.


Meeting Location: Rous Mill Hall, Rous Mill, near Alstonville  unless otherwise stated.


All are welcome.


The ANSD Northern Rivers Regional representative is Robyn Fitzgerald.

For further enquiries and to be added to the mailing list, please email Robyn.


Northern Rivers ANSD Report 2018


Upcoming Events

Working with your Dreams

Friday 19th July 2019

4.30 for 5.00 – 9.00

Lucy Tierney rsj

Even if we don’t remember our dreams, dream energy is in our lives in the form of “waking dream energy”. This workshop is a being present to a way in which deeper wisdom (than our intellectual reality can imagine or arrive at) can be available to us. For both sleeping dreams remembered and “waking dream energy”, the language of symbols is intrinsic to the dreamscape. Surfacing the pointers of the symbols and then being open to receiving the invitations inherent in the dreamscape is an effective process that brings more harmony between our inner and outer realities and/or brings important new awareness unique to our personal balance to consciousness.

St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Alstonville

Earth Prayer

Saturday 17th August 2019

9.00 for 9.30 – 2.30

Judith Keller

St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Alstonville

Journaling and Spiritual Conversation

Saturday 19th October 2019

9.00 for 9.30 – 2.30

Marg Bray rsm & Helen Hunter.

Rous Mill Hall, Rous Mill

On Country: Listening and Walking and Talking

Date to be confirmed

Aunty Dorrie (The Rev. Dorothy Harris-Gordon)


Previous topics and speakers include:

Deep Listening: Contemplative Listening and Conversation with Sally Longley

Spiritual Direction Today with Bishop Greg Homeming

De-mystifying how to deepen spirituality with Sister Lucy Tierney rsj

Enneagram Wisdom Frameworks with Sister Lucy Tierney, rsj

Sounding Solitude and the Poetry of St John of the Cross with Sister Catherine Hefferan rsm & Br Peter Heaney fsc




ANSD Australian Network For Spiritual Direction

ANSD Australian Network For Spiritual Direction