Christchurch Nurses Memorial Chapel

The Chapel's unique qualities create one of the finest spiritual spaces in Christchurch. The Chapel sustained damage in the Canterbury earthquakes and is closed at present. To learn more, go to the News and Events page. 

Located next to Hagley Park, it is near Christchurch's famous Botanical Gardens.

The Memorial Chapel is a testament to New Zealand's pioneering nurses and to the thousands of nurses who were called away to the battlefields during times of conflict.

This beautiful chapel, of great architectural and historic significance, has an extensively timbered interior with carvings by Frederick Gurnsey and Jake Vivian together with important stained glass windows by English artist Veronica Whall (1887-1967) and other works. 

 The Gardens of Christchurch Nurses Memorial Chapel


Special event Thursday 23 October 2014 at 4 p.m.

Lest we forget: Remembering the Marquette nurses.

As the chapel is closed the venue is St. Michaels School Hall, Durham Street, Christchurch (entrance between Oxford Terrace and Tuam Street).

Commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the torpedoing of HMS Marquette when 10 New Zealand nurses died in the sea off Greece. Find out how the wreck was finally discovered in 2009 and hear an update on plans to restore the earthquake damaged Nurses Memorial Chapel.

To learn more go to the here.

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