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Welcome to 2019

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The Dayspring Community program for 2019 is now available providing an overview of activities scheduled for the coming year.  Dayspring Community offers a range of ways to support people’s personal journey with God: a place to belong a place to listen to God a place to reflect a place to challenge a place to explore [...]

Quiet Day Reflections

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Each month we hold a Quiet Day at Dayspring Community. We commence with Dayspring Community Morning prayer at 9.30am in the Chapel before embarking on the day. Materials will be provided or bring what you desire to focus upon. We gather at 12.15pm to reflect on the morning with Eucharist at 12.30pm followed by BYO [...]

Spiritual Direction Training

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Dayspring spiritual direction training – “kindly led, gently challenged, firmly supported and encouraged” Bede Griffiths spoke of contemplation as: “Awakening to the presence of God in the human heart and in the universe which is around us… knowledge by love.” It is often difficult to define what is being done during training as a spiritual [...]

Iona Blessing

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Bless Our Choices God bless this food, Locally grown, produced in season. God bless this food, Fairly traded, Giving new chances. Bringing new life. Forgive our demands For cheap food that costs the earth, for cash crops from subsistence land, For strawberries in December (July for Oz) Forgive our ignorance Leading to hidden slaves, Dangerous [...]

A Retreat in San Francisco

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July this year was very special for my family and me; my son, daughter, their partners and children all travelled from Australia to San Francisco to share with our son and brother and his new bride in their wedding. Some of us arrived in time for my grandson to enjoy his birthday with the rest [...]

Iona – A Journey Into Acceptance

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I’m three days into my journey on Iona, and yes, it is a very special place. Not so much going back in time, as away from time. You can Google it to see its spectacular beauty, but you have to be here to experience the special peace and solace which it exudes. But Iona is [...]

Voices from the Cloister

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Strange as it may sound, we all came to this busy place seeking silence. We had come from the ends of the known world, hungry for the “great silence’ that we had heard about. We had fled the jarring voices and materialism of our own societies. The silence we sought was not the absence of [...]

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