Countdown to Tassie Conference

Stewarts Bay Lodge dining room

21 – 24 October 2022

Registration is now open! (see below for details)

Time is running out to register for this year’s Annual Conference being held in Port Arthur, Tasmania 21 to 24 October. Treat yourselves to this special event by dusting off those unused travel bags and making the trek. If you haven’t made up your mind yet about coming, there’s still time to book, but to secure the accommodation we need to know by the middle of August so please hurry so we can finalise our booking with the venue.

After two years of virtual conferences, we are excited about meeting up with everyone again face-to-face. There’s no substitute for in-person contact while discussing in-depth our favourite book!

Stewarts Bay Lodge is set in a stunning waterfront location and is nestled in a world heritage listed national park. It’s in walking distance to Port Arthur’s Historic Site and offers a variety of quality self-contained cabin and chalet accommodation with restaurant, function rooms and recreation facilities all surrounded by a white-sand beach, crystal clear ocean waters and beautiful woodlands.

Theme: Walking the ROPE – An Invitation to Intimacy with God

The ‘ROPE’ in the theme title is an acronym for the Religion OPersonal Experience so the full meaning of the theme title translates to ‘Walking the Religion of Personal Experience – An Invitation to Intimacy with God’. We hope that this will be a truly enriching spiritual experience for all who attend, either in person or via Zoom. We will be talking about the ultimate human experience.

The Urantia Book is replete with awe-inspiring quotes reminding us that personal, intimate fellowship with God is within reach of us all!

It is high time that man had a religious experience so personal and so sublime that it could be realized and expressed only by “feelings that lie too deep for words.” [Paper 99:5.9; page 1091.8]


This is a rough program as it currently stands (late July) and is subject to change but it will give you a sneak preview of what’s to come.


4.00 pm       Registration
4.30 pm       Renewing old friendships and making new ones (Catered “happy hour”)

6.00 pm      Dinner


8.00 am       Breakfast

9.00 am       Keynote Address: “Walking the ROPE – An Invitation to Intimacy with God” (Julian McGarry)
9.40 am       ? (Jeff Wattles)

10.20 am     Morning Tea

10.50 am     The religion of the spirit versus the religion of the mind (Marion Steward)
11.30 am     ? (Cecilia Bendall)
11.55 am     No need for priesthood or intermediaries: God wants to deal directly with you (Regina Williamson)

12.20 pm    Lunch

1.30 pm       Personal effort towards spiritual growth (Geri Johnson & Rob Mastroianni)
2.10 pm       The ultimate human experience (Neville Twist)

2.50 pm       Afternoon Tea

3.05 pm       Spirit unity: harmony within diversity of experience and belief  (Phillip Marriot)
3.45 pm       Study Groups: Paper 99
4.45 pm       Study Group Feedback
5.00 pm      Worship in Song

6.00 pm      Dinner

7.30 pm       Evening celebration (Fr Richard Rohr video?)


8.00 am    Breakfast

9.00 am    Remembrance Supper
9.45 am    The Religion of Jesus (Daniel Swadling)

10.25 am     Morning Tea

10.55 am     “Feelings too deep for words” (Rita Schaad)
11.20 am     Doing God’s will: Sharing our inner life with God (Pre McGee)
11.45 am     Spiritual Practices for Walking the ROPE (Robert Coenraads)

12.25 pm    Lunch

1.20 pm       Group photo, recreation and personal time
4.00 pm      ANZURA General Meeting

6.00 pm      Dinner

7.00 pm      Social


8.00 am      Breakfast

9.00 am      Personal Reflections
10.00 am    Closing and farewells!


Full Conference: $450 – includes 3 nights of twin-share accommodation and all meals from Friday dinner to Monday breakfast. It also includes a catered meet-and-greet “happy hour” with pre-dinner drinks and snacks starting at 4.30 on Friday.

Daily Rate $100 – includes lunch and dinner.
Daily Rate $50 – includes lunch only.


Stewarts Bay Lodge is 90 minutes from Hobart in the beautiful region known as the Tasman Peninsula. There are a variety of airport shuttle bus services. To help you book in advance here are the contact details of a couple of companies:

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys: (03) 6234 4270
Tassietours: 0409 404 337

Some of us will be hiring cars or mini-buses at the airport. If you want to join with any of these groups and you haven’t haven’t booked your airfares yet, keep in mind these times so you don’t miss out on a ride that will get you to and from the venue in time to participate in all the planned conference activities. If you want a ride you will need to book your flights to arrive in Hobart on Friday no later than 1.30pm. For returning on Monday you will need to book your departure flight no earlier than 2.30pm. Please let us know your flight details as soon as possible.


Click on the image below for the PDF of the Information Brochure that has the Registration form. You may print out the form and fill out your details. (See below the image for more details.)

Please send completed registration forms to:
Via email:
Regular mail: ANZURA, PO Box 1581, Warriewood NSW 2102, Australia


For further information please contact ANZURA:
Phone: 0431 285 943
Email: anzura.urantia@kathleen