BRUNY ISLAND CEMETERY AND CHAPEL ASSOCIATION (BARNES BAY) INC trading as:
BARNES BAY CHAPEL AND CEMETERY ASSN.
ABN: 34 604 284 666
95 Church Road, Barnes Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania 7150
The Barnes Bay Chapel and Cemetery Association was formed in order to purchase and manage the former St Peters Church after it was deconsecrated by the Anglican Church.
Our site is listed on The Tasmanian Cemetery Register (maintained by the Tasmanian Government, Dept of Premier and Cabinet).
For more background information please see the "History" section of this website.
As a non-denominational body we foster the use of our facility for various events including weddings, funerals, burials, (using a celebrant or a religious minister) and other community events. (See under Weddings).
Our mission is to preserve and maintain the chapel building and the cemetery and to keep proper burial records for the benefit of future generations and to respect our ancestors.CONSTITUTION AND RULES: Click here
For information or to book an event or a burial plot please contact the President or the Secretary. (See Committee).
Generous donations from the community enabled the purchase of the building and the land, however we have ongoing costs such as Building insurance and Public Liability insurance (approx. $1,700 per year), Electricity supply charges (approx.$400 per year), maintenance of the building, maintenance of the cemetery grounds etc.etc.
If you can spare any money then all donations will be very gratefully received.!
We now have a Donations Box (generously made for us by Garth Denne) mounted on the wall near the Chapel entrance.
Payments to the association can be made using the following bank account:
Bank: Bendigo Bank Hobart
Account Name: Bruny Island Cemetery and Chapel Assn Inc.
BSB: 633 000 Acc No. 154 098 099
(When submitting a payment please include your name and what the payment is for).
PLOT RESERVATIONS: To reserve a burial plot please contact a member of our Committee.
To find us please click here for a map showing Barnes Bay in relation to Bruny Island and The Bruny ferry.
For an ashes niche in the Columbarium ..... $200
For a burial plot:
For an association member who contributed to the original purchase of the site ...... $650
For others who have lived on or who have a family connection to Bruny Island ......$1,000
For a tandem burial (where a second coffin is placed on top of a previous one) ....... $300
To hire the chapel building and surrounds (includes seating, marquee, electricity) .....POA per day
1. The cost of digging the grave itself is not included in the above fees.
2. A tandem burial is subject to there being sufficient depth. The first coffin may need to be buried deeper.
Our association undertakes general maintenance of the graveyard such as weed and tree removal and mowing. However maintenance of individual headstones and their surrounds should be undertaken by the family associated with that grave.
Youdit Deane (click photo to enlarge), (now resident in Snug), has considerable expertise in the restoration of headstones (cleaning, re-lettering, gilding, second inscriptions etc). If you wish to engage Youdit please contact her via this email address: email@example.com.
The Bruny Island Country Women's Association (CWA) can be contacted to provide catering for any event.
They do an excellent job!
Initially contact Christa Sell: (0459 228 701).
The Chapel is situated within a 0.8 Ha site in a delightful rural setting close to Barnes Bay.
Here is a Google Earth view:
Chapel Floor Plan:
Floor Plan with proposed toilet:
View from the entrance foyer.
The disability access door would be to the right of the entrance door.
Insurance Certificate (McKillops)