OASIS RETREAT CENTRE, ALBANY
Andrew and Margaret Dunn
Retreat leaders, spiritual directors and supervisors of ministry and spiritual direction.
We have been involved in teaching people to pray for the past 18 years, and have been part of Spiritual Growth Ministries and training spiritual directors and supervisors since the 1980's.
Andrew is a minister and Margaret a quilter. God's grace and love in Jesus Christ focuses our spirituality. The Scriptures and creation as "God's other book" nourish and inspire. Trinitarian spirituality and God's presence underpin life and faith. We have a keen interest in conservation and enjoy caring for our 5 acres of bush and gardens.
Oasis has accommodation in two dwellings -
The Cottage is self-contained with one bedroom.
Our home has two bedrooms with shared facilities for guests, a comfortable self-contained caravan, a prayer room, library and art room, a large seminar room, a spa pool - and a trampoline!
Our bush, our "bush cathedral", has well-made tracks and seats and is the home of many native birds. In season the bush grows a wide variety of fungi and orchids.
Our labyrinth is in the form of an unfolding tree fern koru with seats for meditation.
East Coast Beaches
We are 10 minutes by car from North Shore's beaches, Long Bay Reserve and the Okura Walkway. The Tiritiri Matangi Island ferry is 30 minutes drive away.