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The Chapel of the Holy Innocents
The Chapel of the Holy Innocents 00-07-2008 - (c) gordon@mingor.net

The Chapel of the Holy Innocents

Fairbridge, WA 6208

Church Information

Church Name: The Chapel of the Holy Innocents
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Fairbridge Rd, 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 under coat of arms records: "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
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Chapel of the Holy Innocents 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. The building was largely funded by Mr Thomas Wall. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Bunbury in 1931. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Updated 27/11/2016.




Last Updated: Monday 24th September, 2018