As you walk up the pathway to the front door of St Michael’s The Sanctuary, it is possible to see and sense that you are approaching somewhere out of the ordinary, for this is not a traditional church. On crossing the threshold of this 200 year old building, you are met with a feeling of warmth and welcome, for you are entering a place where respect and acceptance for the individual is of great importance to us all.
St Michael’s The Sanctuary is a church of Universal Truth. It is non-denominational, and therefore it is not limited to the beliefs of any particular religion or doctrine, but acknowledges that the Divine (God, Source, Creator – whatever name you wish to use) can be seen and understood in many different ways, each of which is a part of the Universal whole.
St Michael’s The Sanctuary offers a Sunday service which is open to all. It is registered for Marriages and also offers Naming Ceremonies (we have a font), and Memorials and Remembrances. We are known for the many experiences on offer – check out our ‘Activities’ page for a full selection.
St Michael’s The Sanctuary offers healing which is open to all. Healing takes place on Monday every week from 10.30 am until 3.30 pm on a drop-in basis. On alternate Thursday evenings we offer healing and this is open from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm. Thursdays are run as a drop-in first come first served basis. Please see our Healing page for more detailed information.
Various spiritual groups take place throughout the month.
Shirley, who helps out on our Monday healing sessions has commenced that:-
‘As soon as you step through the door you know you have entered an oasis, a wonderful place to let go and release and discover yourself again.’
This comment comes from Marion who runs the Friday Morning Group:-
‘St Michael’s Sanctuary is a haven of peace and tranquillity. With its deep presence of stillness and supportive environment, no other venue in my 30 years of facilitating events has ever matched the qualities of this special place.’
Many people love St Michael’s because of its environment of acceptance, and the fact that there are opportunities for spiritual growth with like-minded people. Nick says:-
‘St Michael’s is a place where I can find my own truth. There is no agenda or ego there to get in the way. There is an incredible stillness where I can listen to and work with my evolving conscious. I feel as though I can grow while being nurtured and loved.’
Pauline, who comes whenever she can, has attended many of the activities held here. She expresses her love for St Michael’s as:-
‘A great place to learn … people take me as I am.’
Finally, quite simply in just two sentences, Cathy succeeds in summing up perfectly, the beauty that can be found in St Michael’s The Sanctuary,
‘This space protects, cleanses, heals and energizes all who enter here. Divine light fills every corner, love flows freely, peace and joy are manifest.’