New Venue for Choirs!

The Friendship Choir and Humdinger Singers are excited to be moving  to a NEW VENUE from next week 11th September 2017.  Both will now meet at the St Albans Uniting Church at 260 Knowles Street in Mairehau. They will have lots more space and it looks like a great venue.

Dance Was Too Much Fun!

Well August’s dance for folk with intellectual disabilities was so much fun one of our guests absolutely refused to go home! A huge thank you to the Special Events Canterbury Trust and all the fabulous volunteers and support staff who made today a success! And of course thanks to all our wonderful guests for being such groovy people!

The Famous Enrich Quiz Is Coming Soon!

We need your help to continue to provide chaplaincy support to people with intellectual disabilities. We’d love you to join us for a fun-filled fundraising quiz night Monday 09th October 7:30pm. Only $15 per ticket – plus the opportunity to bid in the auction on the night! Information on where to buy tickets will follow.

Brackenridge Golden Globe Event

Brakenridge Community Choice are running a Golden Globe Evening on August 25th 2017, 6:30pm-10pm, at the Silks Room, Addington Raceway.
Live Music!
Supper!
Formal Dress!

Tickets are $25 per person including staff.
Final ticket sales are August 4th 2017.
Purchase from Lana and Karen at the Brackenridge Maddison office.
Contact Lana ph. 027 213 7197 or email lana.mulrine@brackenridge.org.nz

Download the flyer here: Brackenridge Golden Globe Evening

Dances & Balls Coming Soon!


 
The Special Events Canterbury Trust run amazing balls twice a year plus an afternoon tea dance.  The next dance is 13th August 2017.  Registration & tickets are essential and usually sell out well in advance.  Information will be sent out to disability homes or you can download it here:

Dances & Balls Info Letter

Tea dance 2017 flyer

Balls flyer Dec 2017-March 2018

Dances & Balls registration forms July 2017 – March 2018

To check you’re on the mailing list or for other queries contact Anne McCormack, ph 3885 144, Jos de Leijer 323 8516, specialeventscanterburytrust@gmail.com, or Damian Ardell 027 35 333 23, damianardell.enrich@gmail.com

Holy Family Chapel Wins Architecture Award!

 

On 24th May the Holy Family Chapel, Templeton, received the 2017 Enduring Architecture Award from the NZ Institute of Architects Canterbury Branch.  It was awarded to the original architect, Mr George Lucking who is deceased, thus the Chapel Trust accepted it on his behalf.

The Chapel was opened in 1966 and was originally the Chapel for the Templeton Hospital / Templeton Centre where hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities once lived.  The Templeton Hospital/Centre has been closed for many years, but the Chapel is still used for a well-attended and fun weekly church service for people with intellectual disabilities who live throughout greater Christchurch.

The service is run by our Enrich Community Chaplaincy Trust and the Chapel building is owned and kindly maintained by the Templeton Chapel of the Holy Family Community Trust.  Bob Shearing (Chair of both Enrich and the Chapel Trust) commented, “this weekly event wouldn’t be able to happen without the on-going help of the Residential Service Providers and family members who support the congregation to be able to attend – and we are always thankful to these amazing support workers!”

A service at the Chapel as it is today.