Cursillistas gather on the steps of Grafton Cathedral with the Bishop just after the Diocesan Ultreya Eucharist, celebrating 40 years of Cursillo in this Diocese.

We give thanks to God for his many blessings over the past 40 years of Cursillo in the Grafton Diocese.






Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning ‘little or short course’.   

Cursillo is also a movement of the Church providing a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study and action and enabled to share God’s love with everyone.                 

The first step of Cursillo is participation in a short course in Christian living which is usually 2-3 days in community.     

Those who have experienced the short course (‘Cursillistas’) are encouraged in their daily relationship with Jesus Christ and in their discipleship (‘Fourth Day’) through regular meetings of encouragement with fellow travellers.

Cursillo in the Diocese of Grafton

If you have experienced Cursillo elsewhere and you are interested in joining in with other Cursillistas in the Diocese of Grafton, you can contact Fran Legge, Diocesan Lay Co-ordinator, email: for details of local contacts. We will be pleased to have you join with us.

Cursillo Courier

Autumn 2024

Cursillo weekends

Planning is underway for the next Cursillo Weekend for 2024.

The Cursillo Weekend 2024 is to be held on the long weekend of Saturday 5th October to Monday 7th October which is a public holiday (Labour Day). It will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton for further information about this event, please email Fran Legge, Diocesan Lay Co-ordinator:

Cursillo events planned for 2024 are:

If you require further information about any Cursillo event, please email Fran Legge our Diocesan Lay Co-ordinator:

Saturday 2nd March: DIOCESAN ULTREYA Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton

Sunday 9th June: SHOW YOUR COLOURS DAY All parishes – Please wear your Cursillo rainbow scarf or wear your favourite colour to encourage others.  shine with your Rainbow Colours to share God’s love.

Saturday 20th April: FIRE DAY (SOUTH) St John’s, Coffs Harbour, 2 McLean Street Coffs Harbour. 9.30am – 3 pm. Cost for lunch is $10.

Saturday 11th May: FIRE DAY (NORTH) St Cuthbert’s, Tweed Heads Cnr Powell and Florence Street Tweed Heads 9.30am – 3 pm. Cost for lunch is $10.

Saturday 5th October – Monday 7th October: THE CURSILLO WEEKEND.  (Please see above paragraph entitled “Cursillo Weekends” for further information.)


Those involved in Cursillo in the Diocese of Grafton meet to share, learn and encourage each other. These include Fire days, Regener8 and Ultreyas.  

If you are not a Cursillista but would like to join us for fellowship or a time with God in community, you are very welcome to do so.

Fire day

This is a day of Christian teaching and fellowship meeting on a single day for encouraging one another in our joys of being God’s people.  It is open to all Cursillistas and also to those seeking Christian fellowship in community.


Regener8 is a two day event for those who have experienced their Cursillo and wish to regenerate their spiritual renewal that they experienced as part of a Cursillo weekend. Regener8 includes fun, fellowship, and laughter, combined with listening to each other, learning, and sharing our faith. 

Diocesan Ultreya

The major communal gathering of Cursillistas is the Diocesan Ultreya at the beginning of the year.  It involves worship in the Cathedral, sharing and encouraging one another, a witness talk, and fellowship over lunch.  

If you require information about an event, please email Fran Legge, Diocesan Lay Co-ordinator:

Staying in Contact

Those active in Cursillo in the Diocese of Grafton stay in touch with all the news and activities by reading our Cursillo Courier newsletter. If you wish to receive a regular copy of our newsletter via email, please contact Megan Octigan, Editor Cursillo Courier: