SWell Ritual Programs


Join the Habitat congregation for inclusive creative worship. Be touched by the contemplative prayer, inspired by beautiful music and encouraged by reflective preaching. Enjoy opportunities for participation as we explore a variety of contemporary and progressive themes.

When: Sundays, 10am
Where: Habitat Canterbury
Minister: Rev. Joan Wright Howie
Enquiries: Habitat office on 9819 2844

Worship - Korean Language

A Uniting Church Korean congregation gather for worship, a meal and to share in community life.
When: Sunday, 11am
Where: Habitat Kew
Enquiries: Rev. Joseph Lee jongeoglee@gmail.com

A Presbyterian Korean congregation meet for worship study and fellowship.
When: Sunday, 1:30pm
Where: Habitat Canterbury
Enquiries: Pastor Heong Nam Kim, 0410 511 771

Worship and BBQ Tea

A simple 45-minute service ideal for people who find traditional church challenging due to illness, disability or attention span. This is a safe space to express belief and disbelief with singing, candles and a brief reflection. A BBQ tea and supper is provided afterwards.

When: 3rd Sunday, 5pm
Where: Habitat Kew
Minister: Rev. Natalie Dixon-Monu
Enquiries: 0409 019 269


Guided meditation enables you to free yourself from reactive patterns and obscuring thought processes. Enter into pure awareness in the immediacy of the moment. Discover and nourish your soul. Sessions include a time of teaching and meditation practice. Beginners welcome.

When: Tuesday, 12noon-1pm
Where: Sacred Space, SWell Centre
Cost: $15 on arrival
Facilitator: Liz Stilwell
Enquiries: 0415 665 822 or www.stilwellinhealth.com

When: dates vary
Where: Sacred Space, Habitat Canterbury
Cost: $15 on arrival
Facilitators: Rev. Joan Wright Howie
Enquiries: 0424 670 093

When: Tuesday, 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Augustine Hall, Habitat Hawthorn
Cost: $20 on arrival
Facilitator: Venerable Toby Gillies
Enquiries: www.tobygillies.com


Three periods of silent contemplation are interspersed with two short walking meditations. Practise ‘the way of no way’ which fosters awareness that ultimate reality, the universal spirit, is always present to your life and the lives of others. All are welcome.

When: Wednesday, 6pm-7:30pm
Where: Augustine Hall, Habitat Hawthorn
Cost: $5 donation on arrival
Co-ordinators: Carolyn Sutherland & Theresa McLellan

Qigong for Inner Peace and Good Health

Inner peace and good health through mindful intent, breath and movement. Classes run as 4-8 week terms.

When: Wednesday, 6pm-7pm
Where: The Hall, Habitat Kew
Cost: $25 per class for casuals, $20 per class when paying full term
Facilitator: Abby Lee, Qigong Melbourne
Enquiries: www.qigongmelbourne.com.au


The activities and programs above are facilitated by a variety of Habitat Uniting Church members, partners and associates. The content of programs is the responsibility of facilitators and not Habitat Uniting Church.

When enrolling please check the guidelines for enquiries and bookings to indicate whether to book through the Habitat office, or directly with the facilitator.

For activities facilitated by Habitat Uniting Church please follow the following procedure:
Contact the office by:

  • telephone 9819 2844, or 
  • by email office@habitatforspirituality.org.au giving your name, contact telephone number, email address if applicable and the name of the course, or
  • use the booking request form below.

booking request form

* Required


Once your enrolment has been confirmed payment instructions will be advised to you. Payment can be made by either:

Direct payment to Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000
Acc. number 1379 13604
Acc. Name: Habitat Uniting Church
Reference: Your name and event

Or by calling the office, Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am-4pm, with your credit card details.


Habitat Uniting Church Office
2 Minona Street, Hawthorn VIC
phone 9819 2844

St David's Centre
cnr Burke & Mont Albert Rds
Canterbury VIC

Habitat Spirituality Centre
@ Augustine

2 Minona St, Hawthorn VIC

Kew Uniting Church
23 Highbury Grove