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Our Chapel

The decision regarding the venue for the funeral service is an important one. For those families who choose our modern air-conditioned Chapel, we offer a comprehensive orientation tour of our Chapel facilities as part of the funeral arrangement process. Fresh flowers that are changed weekly, are a feature of the front of the Chapel. Our facility is totally wheel-chair friendly, and our flexible Chapel seating layout can quickly accommodate individual family needs. We also offer our intimate side-Chapel and adjoining lounge for smaller, private services, to cater for up to 24 people in attendance.

 

On the day of the service, our staff will be ready and waiting to attend to every need of the family, who are welcome to use the family lounge adjacent to the Chapel, prior to the service. The arriving guests will be welcomed and invited to sign the register of attendance, and then shown to an area of available seating. Your officiating celebrant will be familiar with the Chapel speaker system, the staff audio/video technician for the day will have received all relevant CD, DVD and instructions as to when presentations are to commence, and a funeral service leaflet will be placed onto the reserved family seats. A musical accompanist, if required, will be ready to play the requested music on the Rogers electronic organ or Allison piano, whether it be traditional hymns, or well-known songs of yesteryear. The officiating funeral director will assist the entrance of the family to the Chapel, and will co-ordinate with casket pallbearers who may need guidance in regards to their duties.

 

Our celebrants and funeral directors are happy to offer their ideas and resources regarding the format of the service, but family members are always best qualified to make final choices. For the comfort of all concerned, we generally recommend that the service be no longer than one hour duration. Further memories may then be shared over light refreshments in our adjoining catering lounge. Our team of catering ladies will be available to assist with tea, coffee, juice and water, and a delicious assortment of sandwiches, savouries and a few sweet cakes can be provided in an atmosphere of warm support. Children’s needs are well catered for – their area is filled with ample books and toys to occupy their time.

Highlights

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Upcoming Events

Bereavement Support group meetings for 2016:

  • Saturday 27 February at 2pm
  • Saturday 14 May at 2pm
  • Saturday 13 August at 2pm
  • Saturday 12 November at 2pm

•Craig Stoneman •Darrin Christie •Wilson Fraser •Hamish MacPherson •Phil Llwellyn •Rachael Crothers •Kerry de Garnham •Amanda Stephens

Our team will guide your family through the many choices and options available, with knowledge and expertise concerning all aspects of funeral service.