Host a funeral at Harewood Chapel

This graceful, modern chapel in Harewood is ideal for funeral services and memorial gatherings. The soaring, airy space with glass walls overlooking peaceful gardens feels calm and welcoming, a fitting place to remember and celebrate your loved one’s life.


The chapel is located on Wilkinson’s Road in Harewood. There is plenty of parking on site, and the chapel is only a 10-minute walk from bus stops on Gardiners Road.


The chapel seats 200 people, with standing room for more. Screens ensure everyone can see the service. If you prefer a smaller service, internal doors can be closed to create an intimate space.


Serve refreshments after your gathering in the comfortable reception area across the courtyard from the chapel. Reflections Lounge is a serene space to reflect on your loved one with family and friends.

Audio visual

There is an audio-visual system for photo and video presentations. The chapel also offers a high-quality live streaming experience for those who can’t attend the service in person.


Carparks, routes to the chapel, and the chapel itself are all wheelchair accessible. There are accessible bathrooms for the comfort of guests with mobility issues.

A caring welcome

Remembering your loved one’s life here, you’ll experience the calm, beautiful surrounds and thoughtful service that have been the hallmark of Harewood for 60 years.

A Christchurch architectural treasure

Harewood Chapel is a local landmark. Its butterfly roof soaring above a sea of trees is familiar to generations of Cantabrians. A significant modernist building designed by Christchurch architects Warren and Mahoney; the chapel won several architectural awards when it was established in 1964.

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Harewood Chapel

Harewood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium are located on Wilkinsons Road, Harewood, Christchurch.

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