Sydney Region

Sydney Region

The Sydney ANSD Group meets about every six weeks for some nourishing input, collegial support and congenial hospitality.

Members and anyone with an interest in Spiritual Direction or the particular topic are most welcome.

Most meetings are held 12.30-3.00pm on Fridays.  A couple of reflections days or longer twilight sessions are held each year.

The venue for most meetings is St Joseph’s Centre for Reflective Living, 33 Barina Downs Rd, Norwest NSW 2153, previously known as Baulkham Hills.
Cost for Friday meetings: $15 ANSD Member, $20 non-member
The ANSD Sydney Regional Representative is Sally Jones.  For inquiries about any events or the Sydney ANSD group please email Sally

ANSD Sydney AGM Report 2019  

Upcoming Events 

Date:  Friday 7 August 2020

Time:  1 – 3pm

Venue:  St Joseph’s Spirituality Centre, Baulkham Hills

RSVP:  To Sally Jones. Email Sally

Further dates for 2020

  • Friday 30 October – 1.00 – 3.00pm
  • Friday 4 December – Planning meeting, time TBA

Previous topics and speakers include:

  Wisdom Gleaned from “Courage and Renewal” with Rev Glenda Blakefield

  Drawing on the Wisdom of St John of the Cross for Spiritual Direction with Barbara Stenning

  Wisdom Comes in Many Forms: Sharing of Resources facilitated by Rev John Reid

  Exploring Images in Spiritual Direction with Sr Colleen O’Sullivan

  At Home With God Reflection Day with Sr Hilda Scott

  Dealing with Grief in Spiritual Direction with Eileen Reeks

  Living from the Silence with Michelle Vass

  Music in Spiritual Direction with Sr Mary Baker

  Spiritual Direction to Marginalised: Who are the marginalised? with Elizabeth Lee

  Metaphor in the Spiritual Life with Alex Nelson

  John Bell, Resource Worker with the Iona Community

  Opening our awareness through journal writing, with Kate Scholl

  Creating space for encountering grace: Intersections between retreats and spiritual direction, with Carolyn Craig-Emilsen and Bethany South

  Spiritual Direction and Mental Health