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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

A First Spiritual Exercises Retreat (Inner Peace in Divine Love)
Mondays from 28 September to 26 October 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm or 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
See flyer for details.

A video course by Daniel O’Leary “An Astonishing Secret: The Love Story of Creation and the Wonder of You”
Thursdays from 8 October to 10 December 2020, 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Please note that it would be possible to access this programme via ZOOM.  
See flyer for details.

Journal Writing Workshop with Sr Pat Quinn
Saturday 7 November, 9:00am (for a 9:30am start) to 3:30pm.
Note: this is the same popular workshop Sr Pat ran in March 2020.
See flyer for details. 
Register for workshop now.

Sychar Schedule

Sychar. will re-open on Tuesday 8 September according to the following schedule. Schedule for 8 September to 11 December 2020.

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 produced as a weekly newsletter and sent during 16 weeks of lockdown. These have now been suspended and a monthly or quarterly newsletter will be introduced once Sychar is functioning again.

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Previous 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)