Chapel of St Brigid
The College Chapel takes its name from St Brigid of Kildare, a famous Irish saint from the fifth century who was renowned for her promotion of mysticism and learning. She founded a monastery for women and men in Kildare which developed into a centre of learning, culture and education.
In keeping with the wishes of the student body, the Chapel of St Brigid was to be nestled in our bushland and be part of the natural environment. When the site was prepared, elements of the natural bush were saved to be brought back into the landscaping at the completion of the construction stage. On completion, the Chapel's modern architecture blends into the surrounding native bushland and provides a meeting point for a diverse Mercy community.
The culmination of ten years planning, two years building and six months organising, saw the Mercy College Chapel of St Brigid officially blessed by the Most Rev Bishop Don Sproxton, Bishop of Perth, on Sunday 27th March 2006.
The Chapel of St Brigid is a welcomed addition to Mercy College and this wonderful piece of architecture seats nearly 500 members of the College community, further enhancing the Mercy tradition of care for the body and spirit. The Chapel is a focal point of the College with weekly masses, retreats and Music soirees, culminating with our Year Twelve graduating students departing in an environment of outstanding pastoral care and goodwill.
The Story of the Chapel of St Brigid - Click Here to Download
The Chapel of St Brigid, which is only available for weddings for existing staff members and past Mercy College students. To check eligibility please contact the College Director of Mission.
St Brigid Wedding Form - Click Here to Download