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 Regional AGM Report 2020

Upcoming Sydney events 2021

Sydney region – BEYOND THE BORDERS with Dieter Weinand


Wednesday 11 August (zoom) Join us online for an interactive conversation about spiritual direction, spiritual companioning and spiritual conversations. As spiritual directors, or as those interested in companioning others: • […]


Previous topics and speakers include:

  Grief, loss and transition in the spiritual direction space with Mandy Cox

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