Chapel Service Every Sunday ALL WELCOME

You are invited to attend Chapel Service with us. We sing, we dance, we worship God and share friendship together – every Sunday at 225 Kirk Rd in Templeton, Christchurch.

11 am – with a cuppa after!

Chapel Service OPEN Sunday 7th March 2021

This Sunday we will return to Alert Level 1, meaning that our Sunday Chapel Service will run as usual – along with other Enrich Chaplaincy groups.

The Friendly Room will be open after for a cuppa and biscuits..

We welcome those onsite to wear a mask, though this is not compulsory.

Please remember to sign in and we have a QR code to use.

If you are unwell, including mild cold symptoms, please don’t come to chapel. Let us know if there’s any way we can support you – send us an email at

The Chapel of The Holy Family will open at Covid Level 1

If we are at Level 2 or above we will not be meeting at the Chapel.

In the meantime please phone us if you would like a pastoral care visit at home.

The Chapel is a place where people connect to God, each other and their community, and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.


The Chapel of The Holy Family Chapel Service is closed Sunday 28th Feb 2021 due to the Covid Alert Level 2. We will open again once Christchurch is at Alert Level 1.

Keep an eye on website and f/b for updates.

CHAPEL SERVICE ON 27th September

We are really excited to be returning to Chapel (on Kirk Rd – Templeton) again this Sunday 27th September.

Chaplain Gabrielle will be sharing about the beauty of spring and how Saint Francis of Assissi taught us to care about the world we live in.

Daylight savings ends this Sunday – So don’t forget to put your clock forward an hour and Chapel service starts at 11 am

Thank You Keith from Fullblast !

Bill from Chapel a photo of our newly cleaned and water blasted sign at the Chapel of The Holy Family on Kirk Rd in Templeton! The Chapel was built for the Residents of the Templeton Centre many years ago and is still being used as a place of worship every Sunday (except when we are in lockdown). There is a vibrant Christian Community who meet each week and the service is especially adapted for those who have an Intellectual Disability. There has been a dedicated team who work behind the scenes to keep the Chapel in tip top shape and it is appreciated by the 100 plus people who meet there weekly. Thank you to Keith from who took time out of his busy day to voluntarily clean our sign and path -to keep the path to chapel nice and safe for our disabled friends.  

No Chapel This Sunday 13th September

Kia ora Chapel friends

We are intending to open Chapel for our Sunday Services as soon as Canterbury goes to level one – & will confirm this on the website in due course. We are looking forward to meeting in person again – and if you want a chaplain to visit and your Residential Service Providers are allowing visitors please phone one of the Chaplains to organise this.

On a Sunday morning there are Christian Churches live streaming Services that you can listen to and watch – for example, locally we have – South West Baptist Church, the Catholic Church and Grace Vineyard.

We look forward to meeting again in person soon.

“May the Church be a place of God’s mercy and hope, where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel.”
– Pope Francis during a General Audience on June 12, 2013

No Chapel Service Sunday 23rd August

While the Alert Level is at 2 we will not be meeting at Chapel.

Once the Alert Level moves to 1 we will open the doors again on a Sunday Morning.

Keep safe and happy everyone and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

No Chapel Service at Kirk Rd this Sunday 16th August 2020

Kia Ora Chapel Whānau,

Well, here we go again! Back to Level 2 in Canterbury, and an increase in restrictions to protect us from the threat of COVID 19!

We hope you are not feeling too anxious about this development, and that you, your family and your workplace are not too badly affected.

We have made the decision not to meet Chapel this Sunday.

The decision has been made because under Level 2 we are not allowed gatherings over 100 people, and also many Residential Service Providers are not out and about in the community currently.

There are on-line church services you can watch from home, for example – from Christchurch there is Grace Vineyard Church the Catholic Church and South West Baptist Church all providing live streaming Sunday Services.

We will provide updates here on this website weekly – and looking forward to meeting you at Chapel as soon as we can.

God Bless you and keep a happy heart – From Gabrielle, Barry, Josh & Denis