All Saints' Chapel
A dream of Founding Principal Lauretta Graham, All Saints’ Chapel forms the foundation of the College. The Chapel plays an integral part in the faith life of the St Andrew’s community and was named to recognise all great men and women from the past and the potential in everyone to follow Christ as Saint Andrew calls us to do.
Anzac Banning from Djabugay blessed the site before construction commenced and was instrumental in his advice regarding the diversion of Rices Gully, which originally ran through the path of the chapel building location.
With the assistance of project managers, Flanagan Consulting and Mr Pat Flanagan, Rices Gully was diverted to run past the southern carpark of the College.
The original path of Rices Gully is honoured today with a mosaic in front of the College fountain depicting the creek bed running towards the Chapel. This continues inside All Saints’ Chapel, with a clear outline of the creek bed on the Chapel floor.
Fisher Buttrose Architects Limited designed the Chapel, and La Spina Homes was the builder.
Timbers used in the building construction were grown in North Queensland. The waves symbolise water and new life, giving a sense of journey. Mr Trevor Allwood from Tolga Wood Works was the Wood Designer and Craftsman.
The beaten stainless steel continues the theme of water and movement, as well as, symobilsing community. Darryl Ely, Steel Sculptor from The Verandah Gallery in Mareeba was instrumental in this stage of construction.
Generous donations from members of the College community through the Capital Appeal for the Chapel funded the construction of All Saints’ Chapel. Benefactors have been honoured with their names inscribed on external pavers on the northern side of the Chapel.
Located at the eastern end of All Saints’ Chapel lawn, the Chapel sits adjacent to All Saints’ Theatre and O Block. The views from the Chapel are stunning with a front view of the lawn up to Mt William and an eastern view overlooking the vista of the College sporting grounds.
Opening in 2009, the Chapel hosted mass for the first graduating cohort from the College – Year 12 Class of 2009.
All Saints’ Chapel was officially opened and blessed on 14 February 2010 by Bishop James Foley.
In 2011, All Saints' Chapel was nominated for a North Queensland Architecture Award.
Today, the Chapel holds Mass for the College community every Saturday evening.
The St Andrew’s community strongly encourages Alumni, Parishioners, and College families to consider booking All Saints’ Chapel for Weddings, Baptisms and other sacraments.
To book, please contact Brother Darius firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Mass: 5pm, All Saints' Chapel at St Andrew's Catholic College.
All Saints' Chapel Sponsors
We give thanks to the following St Andrew's Catholic College community members for their generous donations via the Capital Appeal for the Chapel fund.