Westpark Chapel, Burnside

The now iconic Westpark Chapel at 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside was opened in 1971 and extensively refurbished in 2009.

The chapel seats 220 comfortably, and can accommodate another 300 standing or viewing the service on the lounge screens. A glass wall at the eastern end looks out to a tranquil garden providing a calming environment to contemplate during the service.

The chapel is lined in rimu timber and has a midnight blue carpet, Lamb & Hayward’s trademark colour. Watercolour paintings of local and South Island scenes by Christchurch artist Kelvin McMillan are a special feature of Westpark.

The adjacent William Lounge, named after our three original founders, provides a perfect venue for refreshments after the funeral service. Full catering services are available on site.

Westpark’s audiovisual equipment features a large retractable screen to show photographic tributes that feature at many services today.

The car parking area has a capacity for over 150 cars. The trees and lawns, together with the pond, its fountain and visiting ducks, create a truly unique setting.

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