Facilities

Opening hours
The Old Friary is open from 8am until sunset.  You are welcome at any time to stroll around the grounds, enjoy the peace and tranquility, walk the labyrinth, and spend quiet time in the chapel if not in use.  St Christopher's Lodge, the main house, is open daily and you are welcome to view the art exhibits.  We simply ask that you respect the property and also respect the tranquility for others using the space.  In particular, if there is an event in process in St Christopher's Lodge, we ask you to restrict yourself to the tea and coffee area and veranda so as to not disturb events within. You may use the tea and coffee facilities with family or friends, but we ask a small donation for drinks and biscuits.  Also, please leave the area tidy and wash up your cups.  [The women's bathroom is near the dining area; the men's bathroom is downstairs with entry through the library and down the internal staircase.  Please remember to turn off the lights.]

Enquiries and bookings
To make an enquiry or booking, please contact the Administrator by email (admin@oldfriarycentre.com) or by phone (+61-7-3878-3348).

The Old Friary is available for hire for various types of events. The main requirement for the venue is that your activity should be constructive, community building, and harmonious in keeping with the spirit of the Old Friary. 

Worship
You are welcome to attend the regular services in the Chapel at 5:30pm on Sunday evenings (see 'Regular Events').  The chapel is available for prayer anytimeThe chapel is also available for weddings, funerals and other events!

Weddings
Please make enquiries with the Administrator regarding options for either a chapel service or for weddings in the beautiful Old Friary grounds.  Catering can be arranged if required.

Retreats and Workshops
The Old Friary is often used for day retreats and workshops by many Christian denominations as well as school groups. The Old Friary has limited accommodation for overnight retreats.

Conferences and Courses
St Christopher's Lodge has kitchen and dining facilities, a conference room and a small downstairs meeting space, data projector, an office and library.  Catering is not performed in-house but can be arranged through local caterers.  The quiet atmosphere and closeness to the CBD makes the Old Friary an excellent place for small conferences, meetings and business retreats.

Visual arts
The Old Friary is equipped as a venue for art exhibitions and regularly hosts solo and group exhibits. With good lighting, professional hanging equipment, spacious rooms and facilities for catering, the Old Friary offers a venue of great character.

Community Groups & special events
Many community groups hire the facilities for various events.  Examples include men's groups, music groups, public lectures, Tai Chi, folk music concerts (Folk at the Friary), Choral singing afternoons (Friary Sings!), community picnics, Mother's Day breakfasts, and school Mums afternoon teas.

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