The Church of Spiritual Enlightenment Williamstown has provided Spiritual Services to the Community for over 50 years. Our Church is a Sanctuary which facilitates healing, guidance, courses, talks and readings, all are welcome.


To provide a spiritual healing and learning centre to the community which allows individuals to discover and deepen their connection with their own divinity and spiritual growth. A nurturing and welcoming place where people from all walks of life can gather, heal, share, commune and grow.


To enable others to be engaged with the wisdom of Spiritualism and Spirituality, and thereby be better equipped to live deeper and fuller lives and to serve their communities and the good of all.


While respecting the diversity in others belief’s and spiritual philosophies and teaching, we affirm that we all share a common ground in our interconnectedness and aspiration to grow in a richer understanding of our purpose in life and our place in the world.

Upcoming Regular Events

May 29

Divine Light Service with Rev. David Finlay & Kelly Hollings

Special Events

Jun 18

Mediumship Foundation Workshop - with Jordie Jones

Latest News

Power of the Mind to Create and Manifest

Power of the Mind to Create and Manifest

  Whether we realize it or not, our thoughts create our reality and manifest outcomes in our physical existence. Our mind has two levels – the conscious or rational level and the subconscious or irrational level. You think with your conscious mind and what you habitually think, sends messages to the subconscious mind, which creates according to your thoughts. The subconscious is subject to the conscious mind.  All of your emotionalized thoughts, hopes and desires seeds your subconscious. Your subconscious does not work towards proving whether your thoughts are right or wrong, good or bad, dull or productive, the subconscious obediently responds to the nature of your conscious thoughts and suggestions. Having a better understanding of how the conscious and subconscious mind works, will enable you to transform your life. You can then create success with all your goals and endeavours...

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Reflections from our Minister - Rev David Finlay

Reflections from our Minister – Rev David Finlay

In his book ‘Ancient Teachings for Beginners’ published in 2003 the author Douglas De Long states as part of the introduction in the context of evolving that ‘people are awakening and becoming more spiritual’. In stumbling across this statement it reinforced what was already in my mind as the topic for this article. I was inspired a few days earlier to write this passage about my own journey of spiritual awakening with particular emphasis on the role COSE has played in this evolution. My active awakening process commenced  in the early to mid-1990’s long before I had heard of spiritualism and spiritualist churches when I was drawn to and became involved in a private development group with a particular focus on crystal enhanced spiritual healing and it was with this group that I witnessed many amazing occurrences. One can only speculate...

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The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

When the founders of COSE chose the name: “Church Of Spiritual Enlightenment”, this reflected the purpose for which it was established, and that was to provide a Sanctuary which would bring guidance and healing for those who sought to understand their spiritual nature and their own divine essence. A Sanctuary which would guide people on their Path of Spiritual Unfoldment. The journey towards “Enlightenment” is a personal unfoldment. Although an individual may have access to wise teachings, techniques and spiritual disciplines, it is actually the journey Inwards that guides One to be attuned with the Divine Indweller and Christ Within. Spiritual teachers are Way Show-ers, but only the Individual can come into their own Divine Presence and Oneness with the Divine Indweller. The teachings of Jesus guided the people to the God Within. Many these days still seek God outside of...

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David Watson talks...On Spiritual Healing.

David Watson talks…On Spiritual Healing.

Any physics textbook will tell you energy is “the capacity to do work”. Then it usually goes on to explain that “work” is the action of moving something against a force. But isn’t this definition kind of unsatisfying? It’s a bit like Plato’s definition of man as a “featherless biped” – it’s hard to poke holes in the reasoning, but you can’t help but feel something is missing. As the Russian physicist Lev Okun said, “The more basic is a physical notion, the more difficult to define it in words.” For energy, the best we can do is say it’s the capacity to cause movement. And that my fellow Spiritual travellers, should do us poor featherless bipeds just fine…Now… Spiritual energy is fundamental in the healing we facilitate This featherless biped,your writer enjoys the mysteries of collective nouns…you know… A pride...

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COSE Fun(d)raising: Sue King reports...

COSE Fun(d)raising: Sue King reports…

Hi, Well summer is over.  Those extremely hot days are gone for now as Autumn rolls on into Winter: witnessed by some crisp, cold mornings accompanied by off-shore breezes from our bay; but COSE activities continue in all weathers. The Tarot and Spiritual Readings’ Days commenced in February and will continue on every 3rd Saturday of the month until November.  No bookings are necessary!  The Rennie Street door opens at 10AM  and closes at 2.45PM. The first “Trivia Night” on March 23rd raffle winners were Rev David, Nigel Foenander and Rob Mariner.  The next is  on October 12th in the John Street hall.  Just see (Sue King) for any further details of times and importantly, how much fun these social evenings always seem to be.  Why not make up a table among family and friends; we invite you to come along. ...

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