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 regularly on Sundays and on Tuesday to Friday mornings. Everyone is welcome to join us for Mass, Chapel tours and public events.
- Drop in to the History Centre, find a spot in the Chapel for personal reflection or prayer, or write a message of hope for the Prayer Tree.
- 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.
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.
Visit our events page to find out about upcoming events.
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 volunteers can answer your questions or take you on a tour of the Chapel. Tours are by appointment only. To book a tour call 03 9417 2909.
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.
Want to see more?
Take our virtual tour.