Eric Freak Memorial Chapel
The Eric Freak Memorial Chapel stands at the geographical heart of the School, symbolising the central importance of our faith.
Eric Freak (1916–34, PAC 1929-33) was an outstanding tennis player who succeeded in schoolboy championships and promised a brilliant career in the game.
Harry Hopman, the Australian tennis legend, coached at PAC and declared that Eric Freak was the finest tennis prospect in Australia. Freak repaid the compliment by taking a set from Hopman in the next Australian titles.
This stellar beginning was cut short in 1934 when the 18-year-old Freak died from a ruptured appendix. His parents were devastated by his death. They worked hard to ensure that there would be a lasting memorial to their son at the school. This wish was realised with the opening of the Eric Freak Memorial Chapel in 1972.
The Eric Freak Memorial Chapel is a unique facility for weddings, memorial services and other remembrance services. The warmth of the chapel building and the surrounding grounds make it an ideal venue. The Chapel includes stunning glass window surrounds and a stain glass window feature window make it a light and exceptional space.It has a light and airy feel and a sense of being in the middle of the world without being touched by it.
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