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Northern Region lay retreat

Raymont Residential College
Cadell Street
Auchenflower  Qld  4066

Take an opportunity to pause and wait on God in this silent weekend retreat for lay people from across the Diocese. The retreat will be facilitated by The Rev’d Dr Sarah Bachelard, Anglican Priest, author and international speaker, and will include an introduction on Friday night by Bishop Jeremy Greaves. See more. 


How's the serenity?

Rod Mengel from St Francis College, Erica Skerman from AYCF and Michelle McDonald from anglican focus recently visited our Diocese’s Pointro Campsite at Boonah. The ACSQ Facebook post of their day trip prompted many questions about the site, including about the camping facilities, bunkhouse accommodation and the local area. Rod, Erica and Michelle share their highlights of the visit, while answering some of the questions asked


Cursillo and the Camino de Santiago

“A highlight of my pilgrimage was reaching a place known as Cruz de Ferro, or ‘Iron Cross’…At its base, a rocky mound (now a fair climb up) has been forming over the years. The tradition is to lay a stone, brought from the place of the pilgrim’s origin, at the top of the mound, so I placed a Kiwi stone given to me by my brother just before he died in 2001,” says The Rev’d Pauline Harley on her intertwined Cursillo and Camino journey.


Why do people go on retreat?

“Like the military manoeuvre that shares the same name, many feel the need to draw back in order to seek clarity and experience God’s presence in solitude. Maybe some go on retreat in the hope that communication with the ‘commander-in-chief’ will be re-established,” says The Rev’d Nicholas Whereat