The Chapel of the Holy Innocents
The Chapel of the Holy Innocents 00-07-2008 - Gordon Stuart/

The Chapel of the Holy Innocents

Fairbridge, WA 6208

Church Information

Church Name: The Chapel of the Holy Innocents
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican
Street Address: Fairbridge WA 6208, Australia
Suburb: Fairbridge
State: WA
Postcode: 6208
Foundation Stone Laid: 14-02-1931
Foundation Stone Notes: Foundation stone records: "This stone was laid to - the Glory of God - on February 14th 1931 by - A E Joyner Esq - Chairman Farm School Committee". Memorial stone records: "To the Glory of God - and in - memory of our founder - Kingsley Ogilvie - Fairbridge - (Rhodes Scholar) - Born 2nd May 1885 - Died 19th July 1924 - Man of vision, poet and founder of - The Child Emigration Society - in England - This plaque commemorating the - 50th anniversary of his death - is placed here as a tribute by the - Fairbridge Society 21st July 1974 - "I found a task - I dreamed a dream" - and in - memory of his wife - Ruby Fairbridge - Born 1884 Died 1967 - without whose love and - encouragement his dream - might not have been fulfilled ". Plaque records under coat of arms : "To the glory of God - and in memory of - Arthur Lawley - Sixth Baron Wenlock ... Born November 12th 1860 - Died June 14th 1932 - ... Governor of Western Australia 1901-1902 - ... he was first chairman of the Child - Emigration Society ..."He sought to serve God - in servicing his fellow man".
Date Opened: 12-12-1931
Date Closed: unknown


The church is still in use, a service is held here on Founder's (Kingsley Fairbridge) Day annually each July, and the church is quite a popular wedding venue. More historical information/photographs of the church are invited. Updated 27/11/2016.
Last Updated: Sunday 27th November, 2016