For your special event
The Canon Jones Memorial Chapel stands at the heart of the school. We use our fine chapel for prayer and worship. Students, staff and parents, seeking peace, contemplation and a place to ‘rest awhile’, visit the Chapel during the day. House and Year groups run regular services and the Eucharist, celebrated at least once a week, is open for anyone to attend.
Sacristans, Chapel Wardens and Captains
Sacristans are traditionally people who are charged with the care of a Church and its contents. Young men in Year 9 can participate in Churchie’s community services programme and assist with the behind-the-scenes operations of the School Chapel. A small group of Year 9 boys meet on Monday afternoons to clean and look after the Chapel linen, vestments and silverware. There is also an opportunity for young men to learn about the traditions and teachings of the Church.
The Canon Jones Memorial Chapel is available to members of the Churchie community including Old Boys and staff for weddings, baptisms and other pastoral services. This ministry is part of the School’s ongoing commitment to families and those who have shared in the life of Churchie.
Booking the date
Complete the application form well in advance to reserve your preferred date. The celebrant will be in touch to discuss the date and time. When payment is made, the date is confirmed.
It is unusual for more than one wedding to be held on the same day; that is part of our commitment to make your service special.
By Australian law, you must give formal notice of your wedding at least one month in advance. To do this, please complete Form 13: Notice of Intended Marriage.
Churchie charges a wedding booking fee of $1000. The booking fee includes the hire of the chapel, the processing of all official paperwork and documentation and a priest who will officiate your service.
Churchie can arrange an organist for an additional fee. The chapel organ is a beautiful instrument, amongst the finest in Australian schools. Please contact us if you would like to arrange an organist for the service. However, you may choose to arrange other musical options or instruments instead of the organ. Please note that we do not permit recorded music.
Churchie can arrange chapel flowers for an additional fee. Please contact us regarding flowers for the chapel. We will liaise with you regarding your colour preference.
It is important to retain the Christian character of the service and to honour the serious nature of the occasion. Please ensure your photographer is respectful with regard to appropriate attire and movement throughout the venue.
Rehearsals are held one evening in the week before the service. It is possible at this time to complete the documents required by the Registrar General and to rehearse part of the service.
Children of Churchie parents, Old Boys and staff may be baptised in the Canon Jones Memorial Chapel.
Admission to Holy Communion
Being admitted to Holy Communion is an important step on our spiritual journey with God. Holy Communion is about participation in the life of the Church by partaking fully in the celebration of the Eucharist, and we reverently and enthusiastically embrace this sacrament at Churchie.
We invite students to join the School’s Admission to Holy Communion programme. As this is a celebratory service for the entire family, siblings from other schools who are not already baptised or admitted to Holy Communion are welcome to participate in the programme.
Preparation will be taken by Chaplain Stephanie.
Confirmation is also an important step on our spiritual journey. Candidates confirm their baptismal vows and receive the empowering gifts of the Holy Spirit to become active members of the body of Christ with the laying on of hands by the Bishop. As Confirmation is regarded as an adult decision, the minimum age for candidates is 15 years old.
We invite students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 to join the Senior School’s Confirmation programme. As this is a celebratory service for the whole family, siblings from other schools are welcome to take part.
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