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 Events Planned for October 2015

 On 23 October 1915, when the Marquette was sunk off the coast of Greece, ten New Zealand nurses died, along with many others. To keep informed of events planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marquette disaster, email us here.

To learn more about the sinking of the Marquette, go to the History page here.

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