The Restoration of the historical St Peters Anglican Church

The restoration of the historical St Peters Anglican Chapel has occurred over the past year through an extensive series of renovations to bring this important piece of history back to the Swansea community.  From historical research, the Chapel has been identified as the oldest freestanding building in Swansea.

The Chapel is based at the rear of ARTea's Gallery & Garden, 28 Josephson St, Swansea and has been lovingly restored and is now available to the community for hire.  

In addition, the Chapel is the host to HELM - Heritage of East Lake Macquarie.    


Wednesday 10am til 2pm
Thursday 10am til 2pm
Friday 10am til 2pm
Saturday 10am til 2pm
Sunday or other days by private booking

Devonshire teas & outdoor garden courtyard - Natives, succulents & plants for sale
Fresh vegetables in the community garden - Art gallery with more than 20 artists on show
Gift shop with arts, crafts & gourmet foods

ARTea’s Gallery & Garden in Swansea encourages our community to celebrate its talents and give them opportunities to connect, learn and grow.

This space is like no other in Swansea or surrounds, incorporating a giftshop full of local creations, a community art space where local hobbyist display and sell their masterpieces, Grubb @ ARTeas a place to share a cuppa and chat with friends in a casual space where you pay for your goodies by donation and our community garden and nursery where you can buy natives, herbs, household plants and vegies straight from the garden. 

This social enterprise initiative is at 28 Josephson Street, Swansea and incorporates the grounds of The Anglican Church of Swansea. 

Below you will find the application forms for all aspects of the Gallery and Garden. Whether you are a potter in the garden, a hobbyist who makes and sells jewellery, a lover of the arts, an aspiring artist or anyone in between we can find a place for you at ARTea's. 

Note- There are two versions of each application form. The PDF version can be printed and handwritten on or the Word version which can be edited. Both versions can be either dropped into the office during business hours or emailed to

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We have three areas where volunteers can donate their time. The gallery, the garden and serving refreshments. If you can spare an hour or two, need to bank some volunteering hours for Centrelink or would like to give back to your community we can accommodate you. Give us a call on 4971 1229 , email us at or PM us on Facebook or Instagram. Click on the link below to see the job descriptions or grab a volunteer profile form. 

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