Rush Chapel Services

The Frederick Irwin Anglican School Chapel is called The Rush Chapel.

The purpose of the Rush Chapel is to be a place which brings together the school community (past, present and future) to worship, to pray, to break bread and share in the common cup. The Rush Chapel is most importantly a place for the school community to learn about where God is in our lives, both inside and outside the confines of the building.

The Frederick Irwin Anglican School Rush Chapel reflects the simplicity of the first Rush Church, built in the Swan River Colony; a bush church called the ‘rush church’, as it was walled with rushes.

The Rush Chapel at the School, named in like, has also incorporated the same design elements as the Rush Church, with the walls of the Chapel lined with soft printed rushes. The School’s Chapel has been furnished with a hand-made lectern, altar table and baptismal font stand, all carved from fallen Tuart trees which previously grew in the school grounds, and can seat 350 people across both the ground and mezzanine floors.

Our prayer is that people will be struck by the simplicity of this furniture and will see the Chapel as a place to connect to the simplicity that is God.

The Elizabeth Irwin Centre, which adjoins the Rush Chapel, includes the Chaplain’s office, meeting room, teaching space, storage, toilet facilities and a quiet garden.

If you are interested in booking the Rush Chapel for a Baptism, Confirmation, Wedding or Funeral, please contact the School on or call (08) 9537 0000. These pastoral services are available through the Chaplain.