SIP 2021 – Central Coast (NSW)

Theme for 2021: "Influences on my Spiritual Journey"

What is Spirituality in the Pub?    SIP is a an initiative of Catalyst for Renewal which provides a forum to prompt open exchanges among the community of believers mindful of the diversity of expression of faith in contemporary Australia.

WHERE?                                   The Grange Hotel, Cnr Renwick St & Pacific Hwy, WYOMING 2250
WHEN?                                     7.30pm – 9.00pm     1st Tuesday in March – October   2nd Tues in Nov.
                                                  Bistro meals from 5-30pm

OUR PROGRAM FOR 2021

June 1
Doug Purnell: A retired Uniting Church Minister, Doug is now an internationally accomplished artist, where his work focusses on enabling people to see/hear the voice of the Spirit in fresh ways. He has curated 12 Contemporary Stations of the Cross exhibitions with over 100 Australian artists. Doug has also authored four books.

Dianne Swan: With a nursing background, Dianne is retired and lives in Legacy House, Gosford.  Dianne experienced some horrendous series of events while visiting her son’s project in Africa recently and is in the process of writing a book “A Walking Miracle” following 3 days  post hip replacement surgery in a Uganda Hospital. 

July 6
Michael Starr: A Coast resident for several years, and new CEO of Coast Shelter, Michael sees 2021 as a great opportunity to collaborate with local organizations for better social impact and to work more closely with local Indigenous communities and early intervention services for young people.  He has worked across Australia in communities of high need and disadvantage, homelessness, DV and high incarceration.

August 3
Kelly Paget:  With a background in education and youth ministry, Kelly has been involved in coordinating significant Catholic Youth events. She holds a Master of Theology and currently works in the Office of the Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay.

Chris Paget: A Cardiac Physiologist in local health care facilities, Chris often immerses himself in theological and philosophical books, podcasts and studies. He completed a Master of Theology before walking the Camino de Santiago in 2017. Kelly and Chris have been married 10 years, have three sons and are involved in the life of the Catholic Parish of Gosford.

September 7
Theresa Taylor: Theresa works as a Pastoral Supervisor and Counsellor in private practice following years of experience in spiritual guidance. Her background also includes work in trauma counselling. She has a deep understanding of cross-cultural living having worked overseas in the UK, Italy, New Zealand and Samoa.

Bruce Perry: Anglican Priest at Bateau Bay.

October 5
Jacqueline Hilton: Jacqueline works privately in East Gosford as a counsellor and a yoga teacher. She holds ‘conscious presence’ day retreats and specializes in body-focused practices  to support clients experiencing the effects of trauma, anxiety and depression. She regularly travels to Japan to present at conferences and facilitate gestalt workshops in Japanese. 

Second Speaker: To be Confirmed.

November 9 (Second Tuesday)
Special Guest Speaker:
Michael Whelan: A founder of Catalyst for Renewal and SIP, Director of Aquinas Academy and Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s Church Hill, Father Michael is an inspirational lecturer and prolific author. Convinced the Catholic Church must recover the mystical heart of faith and commit to fostering contemplation, he believes people and relationships are more important than doctrine and law, absolutely necessary as doctrine and law are.

Phone Contacts:
Terry Cooke 4365 4502
Tony Voller 4362 1579;
Maryke Keulemans 4365 9197