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The Good Shepherd Chapel

Our Chapel has transformed over time to become a cherished community venue where people can gather, share, learn, enjoy and reflect. 

It is a vibrant space well known for its historical significance and as a wonderful backdrop for special events, rich with character and ambience.

  • Mass is celebrated at the Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 930-10am. Everyone Welcome.
  • Our history centre is open Tuesday to Thursday from 11.00am to 1.30pm and visitors can learn about the history of the Sisters, the convent and the chapel through viewing the multimedia displays and the artefacts on exhibition.
  • The Chapel is available to hire for private events and ceremonies.
  • Located in the historic Abbotsford Convent precinct, the Chapel is surrounded by heritage listed buildings, landscaped gardens, a summer house and views of the Yarra River.

The Chapel is located at St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, next to the Abbotsford Convent.

For more information regarding Mass, Life Ceremonies, hiring the space or organising a tour, please contact Leah on 0438 684 553 or email

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Celebrating at the Chapel

The Good Shepherd Chapel is a beautiful place to share special moments with loved ones, including Catholic, civil, or interfaith wedding, baptisms, funerals or festive community events.

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What's On

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Built in 1871 by the Good Shepherd Sisters, the Chapel has enormous historic significance for Victoria.

The Chapel History Centre

The Chapel History Centre displays the history of the Good Shepherd Sisters, the Abbotsford Convent and the Chapel. The multimedia display at the History Centre provides an engaging and interactive way to learn about a slice of Melbourne’s history. Our friendly staff are there to assist during opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 11.00am – 1.30pm.

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The Chapel Gallery

Beneath the church building, The Chapel Gallery is a unique venue for smaller groups. This contemporary, multi-purpose space is suitable for intimate activities, ranging from spiritual gatherings and meditation groups to art exhibitions. Catering facilities are also available.