St Andrew's Uniting Merrington Memorial Peace Chapel
The chapel occupies the transept on the left hand side of the nave, facing the organ pipes and choir. The Merrington Memorial Peace Chapel is dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of Ernest N. Merrington MA, PhD., Minister of the Church 1910-1923, and Senior Chaplain A.I.F. 1914-1919. The Chapel contains most of the war memorial and commemorative elements housed within the church and is the central location for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services.
The Chapel was named and dedicated in September 1996, as a designated memorial space. All the Honour Boards, plaques, Honour Rolls and artefacts related to military heritage were moved to the space and provide a significant display.
There are a number of plaques that support the Peace Chapel.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
ERNEST N. MERRINGTON M.A., PH.D.
MINISTER OF THIS CHURCH 1910-1923
SENIOR CHAPLAIN A.I.F. 1914–1918
A SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST
- Conflicts commemorated
- First World War, 1914–1918
- Second World War, 1939–1945
- Malayan Emergency, 1948–1960
- Korean War, 1950–1953
- Indonesian Confrontation, 1962–1966
- Vietnam War, 1962–1972
- Peacekeeping, 1947–present
- Unit memorials
- Memorial type
- Commemorative services held
- ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day
- Additional information
The communion set used by Chaplain Merrington at Gallipoli is displayed in the chapel.
- Recorded by
- Noel Adsett, Chairman, Heritage Committee, St Andrew's Uniting Church
- Date recorded
- 28 January 2010
- 106 Australian Casualty Clearing Station (AIF) Plaque
- 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment Memorial
- 11th Field Company Royal Australian Engineers Plaque
- 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment Memorial
- 15th and 2/15th Australian Battalions Memorials
- 19th Australian Field Ambulance 1939–1945 Plaque
- 1st Aust Corps Troops Supply Column Plaque
- 2/10 Field Regiment RAA Plaque
- 2/11 Field Company RAE Plaque
- 2/12 Field Regiment RAA Plaque