BETTY FOSTER AND SPIRITUALISM IN CANBERRA
Who Betty Is
In 1975 Betty Foster was lead to Canberra by her spirit guides to start
a Spiritualist Church. The first meeting to discuss this was held in
February, 1975, and the Canberra Spiritualist Association came into
existence in July that year. It was arranged that services would be
held on the first and third Sunday of each month and this has continued
to the present day, except that when there is a fifth Sunday in the
month a flower reading service is held. All services are now held in
the Griffin Centre at 3 p.m.
In 1979 Mrs. Elsie Brownell formed a second church, the South Canberra
Spiritualists which meets in Hughes on the second and fourth Sundays in
each month. These services are held in the Malkara School Hall, Wisdom
Street, Hughes, at 7.45 p.m.
As 1990 was the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Canberra
Spiritualist Association and the tenth anniversary of the founding of
the South Canberra Spiritualists. To celebrate these two anniversaries
the two churches jointly raised the air-fare for Betty Foster to visit
Australia for six months.
While in Australia Mrs. Foster gave many private readings and also
helped to develop people's psychic gifts. As well as working in
Canberra she also travelled to Queensland and spent several weeks
working there. Everyone who met her will remember the love and
gentleness which permeated her work and her willingness to help those
This booklet contains transcripts of some of the talks she gave in
Canberra and also of the two public meetings at which she and her
guides spoke. We hope that the information and philosophy contained
herein will help and inspire those who read it.
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