Anglican Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy visits Mindarie school to bless chapel construction site

The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM (CEO the Anglican Schools Commision), Richard Alchin (Acting Principal), Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy AO, Barbara Godwin OAM (Anglican Schools Commision) and Liz Moyes, daughter of Peter Moyes. Photo: Bruce Hunt
The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM (CEO the Anglican Schools Commision), Richard Alchin (Acting Principal), Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy AO, Barbara Godwin OAM (Anglican Schools Commision) and Liz Moyes, daughter of Peter Moyes. Photo: Bruce Hunt

ANGLICAN Archbishop of Perth Kay Goldsworthy visited Peter Moyes Anglican Community School yesterday to mark the start of a chapel’s construction.

The Mindarie school held a ‘blessing of the site’ ceremony on July 19, attended by Anglican Schools Commission chief executive Peter Laurence.

The Archbishop makes the sign of Alpha & Omega in the ground. Photo: Bruce Hunt.

The chapel will accommodate up to 300 people and be a joint place of worship for the school and the parish, which covers Quinns Rocks to Butler.

“Our presence at the school chapel will strengthen the worship, and the resources of the school will strengthen us,” St Celia’s Parish rector Paul Howells said.

Chaplain David Deeny at the site of the new St Ceilia’s Parish Chapel building. Photo: Bruce Hunt

“We will have a larger and better-equipped worship space.

“We will be better placed to do something special at seasons such as Christmas and Easter.”

The Primary School choir sings ‘The Miracle’. Photo: Bruce Hunt

School chaplain David Deeny said it was an exciting new chapter for the school and parish.

“It will bring about a fresh vibrancy in the spiritual life of our two worshipping communities,” he said.

The Archbishop addresses the congregation. Photo: Bruce Hunt

Construction is expected to finish in time for 2019 Easter services.