Riverina's Brucedale Chapel estate for auction

Riverina's Brucedale Chapel estate for auction
Riverina's Brucedale Chapel estate for auction

The 1870s Brucedale Chapel in the NSW Riverina has been listed for sale.

Over the years the property has been the venue for many weddings. 

It goes to March 24 auction.

The Brucedale Community Chapel was refurbished by the Oleary's in 1995 with the chapel being reconsecrated and blessed by Bishop Brennan in the same year.

Since this time the chapel has been open to weddings and christenings for all people of all denominations and orientations.

The lush green gardens are spotted with rose bushes, vine covered walkways and a multitude of coloured flowers.

"The cherry on top is a beautiful old bell that can be heard at the conclusion of any ceremony," the marketing says.

Dame Mary Gilmore, a noted Australian poet, attended church here as a child and was so inspired by the beauty and magic of the property that she wrote the following poem:

O neighbourly hands and neighbourly hearts, 
How memory burns and the hot tear starts!
For, shades in the moonlight, I see you pass
Where the white of the frost is crimping the grass,
And I hear you sing, when the nights are dark, 
Where you set your course to an heavenly mark.
O brave forerunners, who never sought fame, 
How the church you loved must treasure each name!

The main house has a Tuscan exterior with its painted concrete walls and green gardens.

The French doors opening out to the front porch are over 100 years old, coming from the dividing wall at Mt Erin archives and have been cut and re-glassed to fit into the house.

Riverina Brucedale

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