The Anzac Memorial Chapel has been on the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital project list since 1990. At our Remembrance Day service at the Hospital in November 2005, it was announced that the Chapel is was proceeding and it was subsequently opened in Novmber 2006.
The Chapel is on the Ground Floor of Centaur Wing, an ideal location with close proximity to the Remembrance Garden and Duckboard Walk. The stained glass windows component was commenced in 2008 and will not be finished until 11 November 2011.
With the proximity to Remembrance Garden, it has opened up new opportunities for the many Services held at the hospital by the Veteran Community. Some of the Services are held in the Chapel, particularly where the numbers may be small or otherwise fit the size of the Chapel. Also, should the weather be bad, the Chapel is an ideal alternative.
The Chapel is sized for a maximum of 100 - 120 people and is flexible for beds, wheelchairs and gelchairs.
The location is ideal and was a suggestion by the Architect. It is directly linked to Duckboard Walk and is an ecumenical Chapel. The plaques and flags in the existing old Chapel were relocated and this project was achieved through fundraising efforts and donations.
The Chapel development and the planned upgrade of Remembrance Garden are key aspects of the Heritage Appeal. Together these areas are significant heritage facilities within the grounds of Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. The new location enhances the Chapel for ongoing Services, weddings and funerals.
The Chapel usage is coordinated by Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Services and they can be contacted directly on 9496 2895.
Should you wish to discuss any details, please call me:
Veteran Liaison Officer
Phone: 03 9496 2324