Tocal Chapel

Tocal Chapel

This magnificent structure in the heart of the College campus is an Architectural award winning building. The spire is 40 metres high and a stainless steel cross on top, the intricate brickwork and the elaborate timber construction are tributes to the skills of the Australian workmen.  It stands like a beacon which can be seen for miles from the surrounding countryside. Behind the altar hangs a specially commissioned tapestry depicting Isaiah’s vision of peace,  and a ‘Walcker’ pipe organ imported from Lidwigsburg, Germany, is available for use.

The Chapel is a non-denominational building, therefore suitable for all styles of services, depending on your needs.

Seating capacity of 200, featuring 150 timber and leather strapped chairs and extra seating can be arranged if required.

Weddings

A wedding nestled in the Hunter Valley doesn’t have to be unaffordable. We offer a few options with indoor and outdoor ceremony venues and your reception can be held over at our Tocal Homestead heritage grounds. Situated a mere 20 minutes from Maitland, Tocal offers beautiful views and backdrops of the Hunter Valley and if you book our heritage grounds over at the Homestead, you are given exclusive access.

Funerals

Whether you are after an intimate memorial or a large service, our facilities can accommodate a variety of needs. To ensure each memorial can be tailored to reflect the life of each individual, both our Chapel and our Hall can be fitted with audio visual technology so you can display the pictures, presentations, videos and play the music that will mean so much to you and your guests. Our organ is also available.

After a funeral service, it is common for a family gathering or ‘wake’ to be held. It can be simple, or you might prefer something more special. Tocal can offer you a variety of catering options which we can tailor to your needs.

The College, in conjunction with the funeral directors, can help take away some of the stress of organising a family gathering that meets your expectations yet remains affordable. The funeral director can liaise with us and assist you.