Shrine of St Mary

The Parish is fundraising to build a new shrine which will have a marble statue of St Mary Star of the Sea as the centrepiece of a water fountain.

The fountain will be surrounded by a seating area and landscaped gardens, providing parishioners and visitors with a place of reflection and prayer. The shrine will also be a focal point for small community gatherings, and wedding and other special occasion photography. The images below illustrate the design concept layout of the shrine.

Fundraising events tickets are available to purchase by scrolling down to the respective events below. Additional donations are also gratefully accepted here:


Thank you for your contribution towards building the Shrine of St Mary Star of the Sea.

Fundraising Events

“The Romantic Cello”

Emma Hadi Cello

Tim Chapman Piano

A beautiful 50 minute recital of romantic music, including works by Gounod, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Faure and Elgar.

Date: 20th June 2021
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Address: St Mary Star of the Sea Church at 2 McNeil St, Peppermint Grove WA 6011
Entry: $20 per adult, prebook below, or at the door

Tim Chapman is a professional pianist, organist, singer, arranger, educator and adjudicator, who is committed to excellence in music performance and education for all ages. He is an eclectic musician who equally loves performing sacred, classical, jazz, music theatre and contemporary genres of music. Tim has taught at four schools in England, Hong Kong and Perth for 38 years, including 21 as Director of Music at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.

Emma Hadi is a current student at UWA. In 2020 she was awarded the Subject Exhibition for Music ATAR for WACE as well as the subject prize for music at St Hilda’s ASG. Emma has also participated in numerous festivals and competitions on cello throughout the years, and has recently participated in a masterclass with the renowned cellist Pablo Ferrandez.

All net proceeds collected will go towards building the Shrine of St Mary Star of the Sea.