At the Waterhole

Waterholes depicted by Australian Indigenous artists are often shown as a series of concentric circles, lines radiating out, radiating in – connecting the water in the centre to the life around. The image of the waterhole reflects something of how Benedictus seeks to be – a place of refreshment and replenishment, an open sanctuary in the midst of our city. Everyone, from whatever background or tradition, is welcome to come sit awhile in the garden, join us for meditation or participate in gatherings that offer a chance to rest, reflect and be returned to daily life replenished.

Film & Spirituality: The Accidental Trilogy

Join us over three Friday nights to watch and discuss films by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil – Ten Canoes; The Tracker; and Charlie’s Country. We will be joined on June 17 for the discussion by Dr Katherine Rainger, whose PhD in film and theology focused on these films. Katherine’s thesis includes a chapter on each film that helps to introduce and orientate us – and is available here for those interested to explore. Overhearing Ten Canoes, The Tracker and Charlie’s Country: Theology in dialogue with the collaborative films of Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil — Charles Sturt University Research Output

Fridays June 10, 17 & July 1, 6pm (for soup) and 6.30pm (film commences)

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Musical Afternoon with John Coleman

Come celebrate the release of Tasmanian singer-songwriter John Coleman’s latest album,  Falling into Light, with this special concert and launch at Benedictus.

Sunday August 7, 2-4pm


Simply Alive: Creative Space for Busy People

Come together with a small group of spiritual companions to rest, play and explore your body’s wisdom through silence, art, poetry, music, movement and storytelling. Led by Susanna Pain. Read more…

A five week course, Thursdays 25 August – 22 September, 7.30-9pm

Suggested donation $50 to cover material costs.

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