May the road rise to meet you-
Christ Our Hope Priory
is an Inter-Spiritual, ecumenical, contemplative
network of companions.
We are a community of Christians walking
a spiritual path together that integrates
simplicity, mindfulness, meditation, social
justice, equality for all and prayer.
We are a community of inquiry, outreach,
learning and service. We are also full charter
members of the Monastery of the Heart Network -
a new movement for a new world. Our practice is
grounded in traditional Christian practices of
contemplative prayer and simple monastic life
and in the ancient practices of mindfulness,
meditation, and deep insight.
Our community is inclusive, welcoming,
and open to anyone seeking a deeper experience
of the Divine in their daily lives. We meet
regularly for prayer, worship and spiritual
is a 'street ministry' and outreach of Christ
Our Hope Priory. The Community is a
not-for-profit group whose sole purpose is to
gather in the name of God, share in the Word,
break Bread and proclaim Good News to others
through word and deed. We remain at all times an
inclusive, all embracing and affirming community
in the 'Old Catholic Celtic' tradition. We
practice the hospitality of Jesus toward all:
women, men, youth, seniors, indigenous peoples,
sexual minorities, families, married, partnered,
and single. We recognize that all of us are the
People of God and respect the talents and
calling of each, encouraging and welcoming all
to fully participate in the ministerial and
sacramental life for the life of the world in
which we live.
We do not seek to take Christians away from the
Churches they now attend, rather, we pray for
the return to Christian Unity and offer
unconditional love, acceptance, and welcome
everyone to the Lord's Table.
As Christians we strive to
follow the simplicity of Christ's message -
love, peace, forgiveness.
We challenge ourselves to make a
difference in society and work towards building
peace at every level.
Like the early Christian Communities we draw
upon the gifts and talents of the faithful for
ministry in teaching, Liturgy, healing, prayers,
community care, and other ministries.
Situated close by to Sydney central
railway Station we are home to members who live
within a wide geographic region: from Eastwood
and the Hills District in the Northwest, through
to the Eastern Suburbs and to the Southern
Suburbs around Botany Bay.
An outbound bus stop is
located right outside the ACON building near the
corner of Elizabeth and Devonshire Streets.
An inbound bus stop is located 100m from the
entrance to the ACON building near the corner of
Chalmers and Devonshire Streets.
Train Central Railway Station is
located approximately 370m from the entrance to
the ACON building. All Sydney trains pass
through this station.
TRANSPORT INFO LINE:
For more information on participating
with the community or joining a day of mindful
prayer and practice, please visit the contact
page and send us a note or give us a call.
Services take place at 414 Elizabeth Street,
Sydney each second and fourth Sundays at 11.00am
followed by lunch.
(see map below) we also meet in one
414 Elizabeth St in a larger map