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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


An Invitation to Explore the Possibility of Establishing a Contemplative Living Group Contemplative Walk
Starting from 22/7/21, 10:00am to 11:30am
See flyer for details and how to register interest

Awakening to the Giftedness of Male Spirituality
Thursdays 22/7-26/8/21, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
See flyer for details or visit TryBooking to reserve your spot

A First Spiritual Exercises Retreat: Innter Peace in Friendship with Jesus
Starting from 26/7/21 to 23/8/21, 11:00am to 12:30pm
See flyer for details and how to register interest

Sitting with the Indwelling Spirit. Resting in Stillness
Saturday 7/8/21,  9:00am for 9:30am start to 3:00pm
See flyer for details or visit TryBooking to reserve your spot

Enlarge the Space of your Tent
Friday 20/8/21 or Saturday 21/8/21,  9:00am for 9:30am start to 3:00pm
See flyer for details or visit TryBooking to reserve your spot 

Contemplative Walk – Beginning Locally
Saturday 4/9/21, 9:00am
See flyer for details and how to register interest

Sychar Schedule

Sychar is currently open.
Term 3 – Schedule for 12 July to 17 September 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)