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The Archer Mountain Earth Community situated in the Stanley River Valley is primarily a mountain habitat. Through deep listening and a contemplative stance the sacred in all of life is experienced and revealed.

The community offers 8 individual living spaces (which include 3 spaces for couples), available for private and group retreats and quiet reflection time.  Spiritual Companioning is available if requested.  The spaces include self-contained hermitages (Julian and Merton), The Glasshouse (2 bedroomed self-contained with kitchen (airconditioned)).  Seven of these rooms are air-conditioned.  Come and spend time away from the rush of daily life and reconnect with the beauty and life-giving presence of nature.  Stay a couple of nights or a week and enjoy space and a change in rhythm and pace.

Other facilities include a spacious BBQ area, a space for meditation and prayer (The Thomas Berry Sanctuary), a space for reading and art (Riverdale Centre) and a space for group work and reflection (The Potter’s House).

January 25 – February 29 The Archer Mountain Earth Community closed
August 9 Agape
September 13Agape 
September 23Spring Equinox
October 11 Agape
November 8  Agape
December 13 Agape
December 21 Summer Solstice
Dec 21 – Jan 3 Closed

Archer Mountain Community Agape Gatherings 

Agape is the gathering of the wider earth community of the Archer to share story, wisdom, walk the land, meditate and celebrate life’s joys and sorrows and the changes in season through creative rituals.  All are welcome to be part of this communal experience on the second Sunday of each month beginning with morning tea at 10am and concluding with a shared lunch at 12.30pm.

Agape Dates for 2020:

  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13

Suggested Donations for 2020

Private Retreat: $70/day self-catered
Directed Retreats: $90/day self-catered or $120/day catered
Guided Retreats: $90/day self-catered or $120 catered
Spiritual Direction/Accompaniment: $70/session

Donations are negotiable depending on individual circumstances.


Address: Archer Mountain Earth Community 68 Myleema Rd Mount Archer. Q. 4514
Bookings:Br Anthony Hempstall (0417 736 696)
Payment may be made on arrival or beforehand by direct deposit to:
Account Name: Edmund Rice Brothers Oceania/Archer
BSB: 064000
Account Number: 13756563
Bank: Commonwealth Bank Australia
ABN: 90 187 840 202

Please advise Peter ( you have made the electronic payment.
All cheques need to be made out to: Edmund Rice Brothers Oceania/Archer

Unless otherwise stated prices are as listed on the Prices & Bookings page.