Living Memory Online Seminar

To whet your appetite for our rescheduled conference, 3 – 5 March 2022, Ancient Futures: The Renewal of Religious Life in the Australian Church, you are invited to a one-day online seminar, Living Memory: Learning from the Legacy of Australian Religious Communities.

The seminar will be a standalone event on Saturday 6 November 2021.  It will also provide food for thought for all those attending the 3-day conference in March. The program will include three 90-minute sessions, including a combination of worship, talks, small group discussions and plenary feedback. The speakers will be Revd Dr Tim Watson, Eileen Glass, and Associate Professor Katharine Massam, with worship led by The Francis Project.


Join the seminar either as an individual or as a group of up to 6 people.

We can't host an in person Living Memory seminar, but you could!

Why not invite a few community colleagues from other local centres or members from your own community to share the experience at a central physical location? (COVID restrictions permitting). When breakout groups are formed you will be in your own breakout room allowing space for you to discuss ideas.

The zoom link will be sent to the individual or group convenor after 1 November.

The cost of the one-day online seminar is

$80 individual

$240 group ticket (up to 6 people)

Registration closes 1 November 2021.


9:30- 11:00am ESTRev Dr Tim Watson "The renewal of religious life: setting the scene" followed by discussion
11:30am - 1pmAssociate Professor Katherine Massam “Learning from the experience of 19th century pioneers" followed by discussion
1:00 - 1:30pmBreak
1:30pm - 3:00pmEileen Glass "New communities from the 1960s to the present: opportunities and challenges” followed by discussion
3:00 - 3:30pmClose