Chapel Care: Our Chapel Refurbishment Project

For the Eastern Suburbs and Woronora Memorial Parks

A highly anticipated restoration will see both Art Deco Chapels at Eastern Suburbs and Woronora Memorial Parks restored to their former glory. This project will see a significant investment committed to help maintain and enhance the parks' important heritage assets.

Construction duration:

Woronora Memorial Park: June 6th, 2022 - January 2023

Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park: May 12th, 2022 - January 2023

Both Chapels will be upgraded with leading edge technology to provide high-end live streaming and recording capability, as well as operational and energy efficiency upgrades focused on sustainable practices.

For further information about this project please do not hesitate to complete the form.

Chapel Refurbishment FAQ

  • Where will the temporary Chapels be located?
    • Chapel services at Woronora Memorial Park will be held at Woronora Lodge

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      Chapel services at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park will be held within the Ascension of Jesus Christ Mausoleum.

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  • How many people can the temporary Chapels hold?
    • Woronora Lodge: 60 seats in the Chapel with 60 seat in overflow area.

      Ascension of Jesus Christ Mausoleum: 100 seats.

  • Where is the temporary Chapel parking?
    • Woronora Memorial Park: Woronora Lodge

      Parking is available for Woronora Lodge where the highlighted roads are. Please only use secondary parking if there is no primary parking available.

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      Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park: Ascension of Jesus Chris Mausoleum

      A carpark is located right next to the Mausoleum. This carpark provides ample parking spaces.

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  • What does the temporary Chapel look like at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park?
    • Please see below images of the inside of the temporary Chapel, the Ascension of Jesus Christ Mausoleum.

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  • What does the temporary Chapel look like at Woronora Memorial Park?
    • Please see below images of the inside of the temporary Chapel, Woronora Lodge

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  • What areas around the Chapel will be affected?
    • Site access will be restricted to Chapels, Crematorium and surrounding ash memorial gardens. Please see aerial site map below of both Woronora and Eastern Suburbs Chapels. The orange line around the area of the Chapels is where the construction fencing is located.

      Woronora Memorial Park Fencing Boundary

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      Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Fencing Boundary

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      Should you wish to visit your loved one in the restricted areas, please contact reception to arrange an appointment.

  • Will people be able to visit their families?
    • Should you wish to visit your loved one in the restricted areas:

      Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park: Please contact reception to arrange an appointment during the week and a staff member will escort you to the Chapel.

      Woronora Memorial Park: Visitation hours are between 3pm and 4:30pm on Friday. Please contact reception to arrange an appointment during this time and a staff member will escort you to the Chapel.

  • I want to visit my loved one in the Ascension of Jesus Christ Mausoleum but there is a service on?
    • Chapel services will be held within the Ascension of Jesus Christ Mausoleum and whilst we understand this will cause inconvenience for you when visiting your loved one/s during the restoration period, we hope to minimise the disruption.

      Our team have worked hard to provide alternative arrangements, you will be able to visit your loved one/s during the following times:

      • Mon-Fri: 6am-8am and 4pm-6pm
      • Saturday: 1pm-6pm
      • Sunday: 6am-6pm
  • What will happen to my loved ones ashes within the Chapel Gardens?
    • No ashes within the Chapel gardens will be removed or negatively impacted during the construction period. To visit a loved one, contact reception who will arrange an appointment.

  • What will happen to my families’ urn located in the Columbarium during construction?
    • No urns will be damaged or negatively impacted during the construction period. All urns will be temporarily moved to a safe area and families will be notified. To visit a loved one, contact reception who will arrange an appointment.

  • What will the new Chapels look like?
    • The Chapels appearance will be restored to their former glory, but with added upgrades to public amenity, accessibility and technology.

  • Why are you doing this work?
    • The Chapels have been subjected to minor alterations and repairs over a long period of time and in a way that has not allowed them to keep pace with modern day accessibility and compliance standards. SMC are commencing the works in order to maintain and restore the heritage Chapel buildings in a coordinated and holistic manner, and in doing so will deliver a great community asset. The Chapels will continue to service the community and provide meaningful and attractive space that will deliver a high standard of service to the community for future years.