Artwork tribute to ANZAC chapel’s golden years

Two artworks were unveiled at the ANZAC Memorial Chapel at Duntroon in a thanksgiving service to mark the 50th anniversary of its opening.

The chapel is unusual in that it contains two chapels under one roof, one for Catholic celebrations and one for Anglican and other Protestant denominations

An icon of Mary Help of Christians, given to the Catholic chapel, was unveiled by Lt Col Micah Batt and blessed by Duntroon Catholic chaplain Fr Damien Ellis.

An image of The Conversion of St Paul was given to the Anglican/ Protestant chapel and unveiled by Brig Mark Brewer. It was dedicated by Anglican chaplain the Rev Neil Mathieson and Protestant chaplain the Rev David Harding.

Artist Alan Pomeroy attended the ceremony.

The chapel serves as a religion centre for both the Royal Military College and the Australian Defence Force Academy. Mass is celebrated on Sunday at 9.30am and 5pm. Fr Ellis invites all military personnel, their families and other Catholics in the region to join them.