Holy Covenant Anglican Church

“To grow in Christ together, to equip for service, to care for all”

Quiet days and retreats

Regular Activities

  • Taizé style service: Second Sunday of each month at 6 pm, February to November
  • Benedictus: Saturday evenings 6 pm — See below for more information
  • See the Events page for more information about parish events

Benedictus: contemplative church

Benedictus is a contemplative church seeking an authentic, open-hearted and thoughtful encounter with God. Silent meditation, reflection on Scripture, and celebration are features of our shared life and worship. In the spacious hospitality of prayer and community we learn to attend more deeply to ourselves and each other, and the movement and calling of the Spirit in our time.

Benedictus means blessing. To be blessed and a blessing is to join in God's reconciling love of the world. We welcome all people who are seeking to deepen their spiritual journey.

Canberra Christian meditation groups

There are a number of Christian meditation groups in various locations around Canberra.

For more information please download the list for the ACT from the Australian Christian Meditation Community.

Retreat centres not far from Canberra

St Mary’s Towers, NSW

Set in 500 hectares of pleasant bush and pasture land, St. Mary’s Towers is gifted with an atmosphere conducive to prayer and reflection.

The Abbey, Jamberoo, NSW

The Abbey is set on eighty hectares of bush property, nestled on a stunning mountain top two hours drive from Sydney. The Abbey buildings, surrounded by bush and sweeping paddocks, look out to panoramic views over the NSW south coast.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is a house of welcome for those who are searching, questioning and seeking ways to live authentically in today’s world. You may come to the gathering place for time out, for guided retreats, for rest and personal space.

  • Address: 4 Bancroft Street, Dickson, ACT 2602
  • Phone: (02) 6247 8848
  • Fax: (02) 6247 8874

Franciscan Hermitage, Stroud, NSW

The Franciscan Hermitage leads retreats and maintain a house of prayer.

If you would like to make any enquiries about retreats, or “time outs” at the Hermitage in Stroud contact them at:

St Clement’s Retreat Centre, Galong, NSW

St Clement’s Monastery, where the Retreat Centre is situated, is a large three storey brick building, nestling among the rolling hills 3 km from the village of Galong.

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