The Abbey has a rich history filled with generous hospitality, deep personal & spiritual journey, awareness & preservation of the native environment.


The Abbey Program offers individuals and groups the opportunity to be involved.

The Program includes a range of creative events, retreats, workshops, conservation activities and pilgrimages. The 2017 Winter Program has just been announced. You can sign up to be notified by email when we publish our Spring Program.

October Program 2017

  • Mother’s Union Family Respite – Tuesday 3 October to Friday 6 October – A holiday at The Abbey, guests of Mother’s Union, for families in need of respite. Interested? Do you know of a family who would appreciate some time out… please speak with Mother’s Union Chaplain – Thelma Langshaw – 0428 458 367.
  • Eucharist – 4 October at 11am – In the chapel of St Barnabas at The Abbey – To mark the Feast of St Francis of Assisi.
  • Retreat – ‘With St Clare and St Francis – Marking an important moment in the spiritual journey of The Abbey 5pm Friday 6 October to 3.30pm Saturday 7 October– Following a process of discernment, The Abbey Chapter has decided to adopt the Franciscan model as the framework for Abbey life and mission. At this retreat ‘With St Clare and St Francis’ we will revisit the lives of St Francis and St Clare reflecting on their spirituality, pattern of prayer and way of being church. We will reflect on our journey at The Abbey through the lens of St Francis and St Clare and we will look forward in anticipation. Eucharist, led by Bishop Kay Goldsworthy, marks the moment with thanksgiving. Lunch shared – a time for celebration. The Chapel will then remain open for silence and prayer.
  • Blessing of the animals – Sunday 8 October at 3pm – On the oval at The Abbey – a service to bless animals and pets. All pets, animals, owners and friends are welcome.


Feel free to sign up to be notified by email of new events.

We look forward to welcoming you at The Abbey.