Air. Water. Fire. Stone.

28 April 2018

This "elemental" retreat day inspired by John O'Donoghue's The Four Elements: Reflections on Nature developed and led by us! In the peaceful space of Te Ngakau Waiora Mercy Spirituality Centre, 104 The Drive, Epsom, we'll work creatively with each element as a doorway to and source of deep connection with God. All creative materials and resources are included as is lunch but bring your own stone! You'll find one over summer if you don't have one already.

Time: 9.30-4.00pm

Cost is $60 for the day and you'll need to book by emailing  Spaces are limited so book soon. 


Through Julian's Windows: Living a Balanced Life

5 May 2018

The three windows of Blessed Julian's anchorhold in 13th C Norwich opened in three very different directions; into the church, out to others and towards her personal space. In 21st C Auckland Julian's windows still offer us a view into the balance of our relationships with God, others and our own needs. Take a peek through Julian's windows into your own life on this day retreat inspired by the visions of Julian, in a new translation by Ellyn Sanna. Trust us, you'll find this quiet day deeply engaging.

Time: 9.30am-4pm
Venue: Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre, Long Bay, Auckland
Cost: $60 (including lunch)

Bookings are essential:
Please note bookings for Through Julian's Windows: Living a Balanced Life are only available through Vaughan Park.

Living Room: A walk through the house of my life

6-8 July 2018

Explore the "house" of your life. You are the "living room" in which Jesus makes his home. This residential retreat is at the lovely Vaughan Park retreat centre at Long Bay just north of Auckland.  You'll make a little simple little house, have time to be with God in silence and creativity and nature. Rest, pray, walk the beach and create! What's not to love about that? No special artistic talent needed and is perfect for men aTime: 9:30am-4pm

Venue: Vaughan Park, 1043 Beach Rd, Long Bay

Cost: $325 fully catered and live-in or $219 stay off-site but includes all meals and resources

Book your place by emailing  Queries re accommodation  should be directed to  Vaughan Park and queries re retreat content can come to us!

25 Nov

O come, O come and pray the “O” Antiphons with us today. These seven invocations or invitations to Jesus are potent, prophetic prayers specific to this season of preparation. Today you’ll work with the antiphon that touches you the most, creating your own prayer and symbol. A great way to prepare your heart for Christmas. Created and led by Fran Francis and Kris Telfer of Solace Spiritual Direction. All resources provided but other goodies available from our Shop-in-a-suitcase - no eftpos, sorry!  Morning/afternoon tea provided too. BYO lunch or buy locally.

Time: 9:30am-4pm
Venue: Northcote Senior Citizens Villa, 119 Queen St, Northcote Point
Cost: $50.00 // Full-time Students/Unwaged: $15.00

For more information or to book a place click here or email