Types of Events

A Contemplative Circle: Reflecting on Our Inner Life

Facilitator: Chris Page

A Contemplative Circle: Reflecting on our Inner Life (drawing on Parker Palmer’s bestseller, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey toward the Undivided Life) is a place to explore one’s inner life with others through readings, poems, symbols, story and conversation.

Drawn from ancient and contemporary wisdom, it is a deeply spiritual approach to identifying our ‘inner landscape’.

Throughout the year our outer landscape, such as ocean, mountain, desert, forest and the seasons will be used as metaphors and images of our inner life.

Parker Palmer is an author, educator and activist who focusses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. As a Quaker, he has explored the power of both silence and action within life. His book A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey toward the Undivided Life has become a groundbreaking bestseller and a guide to those wanting a fuller and richer life.

All are welcome to join A Contemplative Circle.

On Friday mornings from 10 to 11 am, silent prayer is shared using the format of the Christian Meditation Network.

This group meets during school terms. During school holidays (excluding December-January holidays), if people wish to continue meeting, they are free to do so.

This will take place with a hybrid format (simultaneous Zoom and in-person).

For more information, contact Peter Leaver.

Prayer at Noon by Zoom

Prayer at Noon is continuing in 2021 in person in the WellSpring Chapel, and via Zoom, every Wednesday at 12noon.

The details for joining this by Zoom are as follows:

Click here to join Zoom meeting

If you need to enter the meeting ID and password, they are as follows:

Meeting ID: 841 8120 1948
Passcode: 928070

To download the Prayer at Noon liturgies, please click here at any time. New liturgies will automatically appear in the appropriate folder each week as a new one is added.


Prayer Requests

As part of our care for each other, we include prayer requests for friends, family and communities. You are welcome to send a request to prayeratnoonrequest@wellspringcentre.org.au, using the first name and a simple description of their need  e.g. ‘please pray for John who is unwell this week.’  

  • WellSpring Dream Reflections brings together a group of people who are interested in deepening their own personal experience of dreams.
  • The group follows a structured format where the respect for the dreamer is paramount.
  • It affirms the belief that all dreams lead to health and wholeness and with this principle the group explores dreams using a projective method.
  • All are welcome.

2021 dates (1 to 3pm)

  • Thursday 11 February
  • Thursday 11 March
  • Thursday 8 April
  • Thursday 13 May
  • Thursday 10 June
  • Thursday 8 July
  • Thursday 12 August
  • Thursday 9 September
  • Thursday 14 October
  • Thursday 11 November
  • Thursday 9 December

In 2021, Dream Reflections will be offered in ‘hybrid’ format: a combination of in-person attendances and attendance by Zoom. Please indicate your attendance preference when you book in for each session. However, available attendance options will be dependent on the total number of attendees and COVID restrictions at the time of the event. Your attendance mode will be confirmed just before each event.

Cost: $12 per session.

Facilitator: Leslie Hanger

This is a monthly gathering to spend time in silence through meditation, personal reflection and journaling. Silence opens us to God providing a pathway for God to communicate and transform us. Each meeting also has a time allocated for group sharing.

2021 Dates (10am to 12noon):

  • Thursday 25 February (Zoom only)
  • Thursday 25 March
  • Thursday 22 April
  • Thursday 27 May
  • Thursday 24 June
  • Thursday 22 July
  • Thursday 26 August
  • Thursday 23 September
  • Thursday 28 October
  • Thursday 25 November

In 2021, Growing in Silence will be offered by Zoom (though it may expand to ‘hybrid’ format, a combination of in-person attendances and attendance by Zoom, to be confirmed). Please indicate your attendance preference when you book in for each session. However, available attendance options will be dependent on the total number of attendees and COVID restrictions at the time of the event. Your attendance mode will be confirmed just before each event.

Cost: $31.50 (full cost) / $26.50 (members/concession) per session.

Facilitator: Peter Leaver

We meet regularly to share thoughts about our life journeys.

This group offers a safe, inclusive, nonjudgemental place to discuss issues from a male perspective, and to support each other.

If this is your first visit or you haven’t been for a while, please let Peter Leaver know on 0418 982 751.

2022 Dates to be announced.

Please let Peter Leaver know if you would like to attend this group, either in-person or the Zoom discussion session.

Soul Nurture Days are monthly quiet days to rest, reflect and pray silently in the company of others. Soul Nurture Days are mostly in silence and may include reading the bible, meditation and prayer.

Soul Nurture days are held on differing weekdays at WellSpring Centre, and run from 10 am to 3 pm. Bring your own lunch, a journal and pen, and anything else you might need to make yourself comfortable.

WellSpring hosts a number of workshops, both single and as parts of short series, on a range of topics, exploring with our vision: ‘Deepening in God, living out love’.

You can read about these workshops, in more detail and book and pay in the Events page.