The Little Chapel

With a dream of becoming a more self-sustainable organisation, we opened The Little Chapel as the social-enterprise branch of Home & Family.

The Little Chapel is a breathtaking venue for weddings & functions in Central Christchurch. We opened our doors in March 2019 with a dream of creating beautiful, bespoke weddings. In return, these weddings will help children & families in our community.  It’s a place for the public to host beautiful events while enabling Home & Family to continue delivering their essential services.

The Little Chapel was built in the late 19th century. It was designed by the renowned architect Benjamin Mountfort, who was one of the country’s most prominent architects. Mountfort was the first official Provincial Architect of developing the Canterbury region. He was also responsible for many notable buildings including the Canterbury Museum and The Canterbury Provincial Chambers.

The chapel features a wooden altar, sculpted by Frederick Gurnsey, who carved the Bridge of Remembrance. The Little Chapel’s stained glass windows were created by Veronica Whall.

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