Phase 3 & Ministry of Pastor Retreat

Phase 3 & Ministry of Pastor Retreat

Phase 3 & Ministry of Pastor Retreat

Event Details

This is the annual retreat for all those continuing in the ‘third phase’ of ministry,
in the specified ministries of:

  • Ministry of Deacon,
  • Ministry of the Word,
  • Ministry of Pastor,

within the Uniting Church in Australia’s Synod of NSW & ACT.

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Theme: Ministry in the midst of a Pandemic
Dates: Monday, 31 August –
Thur, 3 September 2020
Times: Arrive: from 2 p.m. (Mon. 31 Aug.)
Close: 12:30 p.m. (Thur. 3 Sept.)
Venue: St Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre
8 Humphreys Road,
Kincumber South NSW 2251
Cost: $350 per person
(includes: meals, and linen/towels).
Hosts: Ben Gilmour, Joanna Drayton


What to prepare

Participants will have the opportunity to share on their ministry practice in a supportive peer environment.

Each person is encouraged to bring one: symbol or work of art, song or writing, that can be offered as part of the group’s reflections, encouragement and support.

Bedding and towels will be supplied, but we invite you to bring your own:

  • Bible,
  • note pad,
  • journal,
  • toiletries, and
  • any particular art supplies, etc. that might nourish you.

We will be enjoying each other’s company of an evening, so please bring whatever you would like to eat and/or drink – this can be shared (or not) as you choose. Wine glasses are supplied.

It can be cool of an evening – so please bring something warm to wear.

You may also like to pack for enjoying the:

  • pool,
  • labyrinth, and/or
  • walking track along the lake.


Retreat Program

Program – Phase 3 & MoP Retreat – August 2020 [PDF 1 page]


Sisters of St Joseph’s COVID-Safe Plan

A copy of the venue’s COVID-Safe Plan can be made available up request.

Click on the image below to view a copy of this note to those considering attending the retreat from Ben Gilmour, UME Head of Vital Leadership:

UME Vital Leadership COVID-19 Update – Retreat & Courses | PDF 1 page


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Please Note: Registrations Close – Monday, 17 August at 11:30 p.m.


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Need more information?

For more information about this retreat, please contact:

Rohan England | E: | Ph: 02 8838 8912