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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 >

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 >


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

Date Claimers and Coming Events at Sychar

Weekly Prayer Group Schedule: Starting first week in February 2020, 4 regular groups will start focusing on Christian Meditation, Lectio Divina and Visio Divina. See the schedule for day and time.

Facilitated Group Reflection (“The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr):  A series of 8 sessions based on “The Universal Christ” running from 27/2/20 to 30/4/20. Register interest by 13/2/20 by contacting Sychar.

Prayerful Meditation on the Way of the Cross, using the art of German priest Sieger Koder: 30/3/20, 7:00pm. See flyer for details.

Embracing Our Resurrection Journey, using the art of German priest Sieger Koder: 27/4/20, 7:00pm. See flyer for details.

Journal Writing Workshop with Sr Pat Quinn:  Workshop 14/3/20, 9am for 9:30am start. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.

Dream Workshop with Sr Pat Quinn: A day’s workshop to help us understand the messages of our dreams. Dreams are an amazing doorway into the world of the unconscious, revealing fascinating insights into what is happening inside us. Workshop 30/5/20, 9am for 9:30am start. See flyer for details. Register online here.

Christian Meditation Day (WCCM) by Gabby Nelson 27/6/20 – Details to follow, save the date.

Sychar Schedule

Schedule for opening hours, closures, group gatherings and workshops starting 3/2/20.

The schedule will be set by the Sychar Leadership Circle (which meets monthly). The schedule will generally follow school term dates and will be uploaded to this webpage.

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