Dances & Balls Coming Soon!

The Special Events Canterbury Trust run amazing balls twice a year plus an afternoon tea dance.    Registration & tickets are essential and usually sell out well in advance so if you’d like to book tickets for the St Patrick’s Ball in March 2018 information and registration forms can be found below:

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,, or Damian Ardell 027 35 333 23,

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.