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The Edmund Blacket Chapel

A rich, dignified history

The Chapel blends a rich and dignified history with state-of-the-art facilities.

The Chapel originates from 1863, one of the oldest surviving buildings in Rouse Hill. Renowned architect Edmund Thomas Blackett, famed for his University of Sydney and St. Andrew’s Cathedral designs, designed the chancel and south vestry to the church.

Local dignitaries, such as Hannah Rouse of Rouse Hill, contributed in fitting out the church. The first registered christening held at the Chapel for baby Emma Maria Staff took place on 26th January 1863.

Recently restored and refreshed in calm and neutral tones, our chapel offers a serene and welcoming backdrop for varying styles of service and celebration.

A blend of tradition and modernity

Whilst steeped in history, the Chapel is equipped with the latest in audio and video facilities including:

  • State-of-the-art plasma television
  • DVD
  • Audio facilities
  • The option to digitally record the service

These facilities give us the ability to create an individual funeral celebration. The fully air-conditioned chapel comfortably seats up to 100 people and provides ease of access for the elderly, wheelchair users and strollers.

There is ample and convenient parking available on site, as well as direct access to the function centre and catering services located adjacent to the chapel.

Function Centre

Conveniently located next to the chapel, with easy access and no stairs, our Function Centre allows for small or large gatherings. It is the perfect place for family and friends to share a moment together after the service.

We have selected catering options which enable us to offer a range of catering styles and menu options to satisfy all budgets while providing the quality and attention to details that we know families are looking for. Should you prefer, we can supply all of our catering options at a venue such as the family home.

For more details on our facilities, please contact us.