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Sychar: House of Prayer & Spirituality

Contact Person: Sr Elaine Morzone mfic
Office Location: 69 Margaret Street, Toowoomba
Postal Address: PO Box 756 Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone: 07 4613 0933 or 0458 020 906
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What is Sychar about?
Sychar welcomes all who thirst for inner growth and spiritual nourishment; who seek to discover their authentic self and awaken to the Mystery of God in whom they live and move and have their being. They will be encouraged to  journey to the heart, to experience more deeply the indwelling presence of Christ and their oneness with all creation. Accessing the unfailing wellsprings of God’s creative Spirit will enable those who thirst to be transformed by the fire of God’s love and inspired to embrace God’s mission with passion and creativity.

See brochure on what Sychar offers the community >

Sychar Vision Statement >

Where does the name come from?
“So he came to a town in Samaria called SYCHAR… Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well.” (John 4:5-6)

Read the full story of the Woman at the well >

Sychar Prayer >

Spirituality Library
One important dimension of Sychar is its library of quality spirituality books and media spirituality resources. These have been generously donated by religious communities, the Catholic Resource Centre (CSO) and a number of individuals who recognise the value of good reading in developing a life of faith.   

Getting to know Sychar Library>

Borrowing procedures >

About the Rural Libraries >

Register for Coming Events at Sychar


Awakening to the Giftedness of Male Spirituality
Wednesdays 13/10/21 (7 sessions), 7:00pm or
Thursdays 14/10/21 (7 sessions), 7:00pm
See flyer for details and how to book

Sitting with the Indwelling Spirit
Saturday 16/10/21, 9:00am
See flyer for details and how to book

Journeying with the Women Mystics
Mondays 18/10/21 (7 sessions), 7:00pm
See flyer for details and how to book

A First Spiritual Exercises Retreat: Inner Peace in Divine Love
Mondays 8/11 – 6/12/21, 7:00pm
Via Zoom
See flyer for details and how to register interest

Sychar Schedule

Sychar is currently open.
Term 4 – Schedule for 4 October to 10 December 2021.

It would be helpful if those wishing to return or borrow books from the library could do so on Tuesdays between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon, or when they are participating in scheduled events at Sychar. This would facilitate the process of sanitisation required by the COVID Safe Plan. Those who are unable to visit during these times may arrange in advance to access the library at another more suitable time.

The schedule will generally follow school term dates and will be uploaded to this webpage.

Sychar Solidarity

Sychar Solidarity was originally produced as a weekly newsletter and sent during 16 weeks of lockdown. These have now been replaced by a quarterly newsletter.

Subscribe to future newsletters by emailing

COVID Lockdown Newsletters:

 24/3/20  21/4/20 19/5/20 16/6/20
31/3/20 28/4/20 26/5/20 23/6/20
7/4/20 5/5/20 2/6/20 30/6/20 
14/4/20 12/5/20  9/6/20 7/7/20  

Current Newsletters:



Digital Spirituality Resources : A curated selection of websites, publications, podcasts, videos and more from both Australian and overseas sources.

Opening & Blessing of Sychar: House of Prayer and Spirituality (21/11/19)