History of Chapel of St Peter
This notable bluestone building is the first purpose built school chapel in Victoria. It was built in 1892-93 to a design by A E Johnson in the modern British tradition of Pearson and Burges.
The Chapel is used daily during term for worship. There is a Choral Eucharist each Friday at 8:30am and boarders attend Eucharist on Sunday evenings as advertised in the School calendar. The Chapel is available for the weddings of Old Melburnians and others by arrangement with the Senior Chaplain, the Reverend Dr Ronald Noone, Ph:+ 61 3 9865 7557.
As a dominant feature of the main school quadrangle the Chapel symbolises the School's Christian ethos and is an oasis of quiet in the teeming life of a large school. It is a sacred canopy where solemn commitments are made in baptism, confirmation, marriage and bereavement.
Invaluable gifts have been made to the Chapel - silver, fabric, linen, stained glass, embroidered kneelers, bells - and there is always the possibility of similar endowments being gratefully received to enhance the beauty of a much loved building.