St Andrews White Chapel

In 1876, the charming white chapel began as a love story. Prominent early settler David McConnel of Cressbrook, initiated the construction of St Andrews as a gift for his beloved wife Mary, to mark their 25th wedding anniversary. 

145 years later, this romantic and timeless heritage jewel of Holy Red Deer Estate, continues to tug heartstrings and play a part in many new love stories. You will fall under the charm of the timber-framed, gothic influenced church which retains it’s original character, including a steep gabled roof, belfry and chiming church bell.  

You and your guests will step back in time, as you enter through the scalloped-edged, arched window porch, to the wide timber double doors. As you step inside your breath will be taken away by the understated beauty of white timber walled nave, with antique pews, polished floorboards, a raked seafoam coloured ceiling of exposed scissor trusses, surrounded by lancet arched windows. 

The chapel features the altar, with a curved, raised dais, turned timber balustrade & exquisitely carved lectern. Two dark Gothic arch doors, provide the perfect framing and photographic backdrop for a breath-taking ceremony. There is a working antique pedal organ, antique piano stool, 2 x silver goblets, vintage bible & stand, deer bell, feather nib & ink, vintage signing table and 2 chairs available for use. The church was built for a congregation of 120 but seats 80 comfortably.

The story behind this charming white chapel is a love story. In 1876, prominent early settler David McConnel of Cressbrook, initiatied the construction of St Andrews as a gift for his beloved wife Mary, to mark their 25th wedding anniversary.  

 

145 years later, this romantic and timeless heritage jewel of Holy Red Deer Estate, continues to tug heart strings and play a part in many new love stories.

 

You will fall under the charm of the timber-framed, gothic influenced church which retains it’s original character, including of a steep gabled roof, belfry and chiming church bell.   

 

You and your guests will step back in time, as you enter through the scalloped-edged, arched window porch, to the wide timber double doors. As you step inside your breath will be taken away by the understated beauty of white timber walled nave, with antique pews, polished floorboards, a raked seafoam coloured ceiling of exposed scissor trusses, surrounded by lancet arched windows. 

 

The chapel features the altar, with a curved, raised dais, turned timber balustrade & exquisitely carved lectern. Two dark Gothic arch doors, provide the perfect framing and photographic backdrop for a breath-taking ceremony.

 

There is also a working antique pedal organ, antique piano stool, 2 x silver goblets, vintage bible & stand, deer bell, feather nib & ink, vintage signing table and 2 chairs available for use.  The church was built for a congregation of 120 but seats 80 comfortably. Outside is a lovely church courtyard and an antique 1876 notice board box  which can be used for your own personal wedding sign