Our Community Commitment


We chose to meet in a circle. Currently our 'Circle' includes a grid on Zoom. We are still able to look into each other's faces and hear one another's voices.

This reflects our understanding of God/de, of each other and the earth. The word God/de is a gender-neutral way of expressing and addressing the Holy One.


As an ecofeminist community, we respect the land, air and water around us that form part of our circle. We welcome all creatures who are comfortable joining our gatherings no matter their age or the number of legs they have.

Image of the proposed CERES Meditation Garden

CERES Meditation Garden


Resource Centre

We Share our Resources

We have hundreds of texts on feminist theory, feminist theology, eco-theology, Deep Ecology and the intersection of all these theories. You are welcome to borrow them. We are working on a list of resources for distribution.


Borrow a book today

Contact us to borrow a book from our Resource Centre. During Covid borrowing is suspended. As soon as restrictions lift we will resume. We are able to post or ship books to you (costs may apply).

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Learn more about the story of CERES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceres,_Victoria

Our Story

Sophia’s Spring emerged from the Fitzroy Uniting Church, who built a strong community emphasis on feminist theology, social justice and inclusiveness. We moved to CERES in 2009. Meet Jan, Steve, Dee, Di and John who'll tell you more

We have continued to grow theologically, with an unfolding ecological vision that acknowledges the depth of the relationship the Wurundjeri people have with the land on which we meet.

We are working to meet our responsibilities to redress the harm caused by the benefits we have gained personally, and as a community, from the colonisation of this land we call home.

We seek justice for the Kulin Nation, and for all the First Peoples of this continent. We understand these responsibilities include working to meet the needs of the Indigenous animals and plants who are also dependent on the land, air and waters we hold sacred.