Futuna Open Days & Public Talks – 2nd and 3rd November, as part of Heritage week 2019

Experience the award-winning modernist Futuna Chapel in Karori, and hear talks from the Friends of Futuna, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, and Wellington architect Sharon Jansen.

Saturday 2 November: Open Day

  • 11am-3pm: Chapel open to the public with trustees in attendance to answer questions and talk about the chapel.
  • 2pm: Chapel Guided Tour (duration 30 minutes)

Sunday 3 November: Open Day & Public Talks

  • 11am-3pm: Chapel open to the public with trustees in attendance to answer questions and talk about the chapel.
  • 3pm: Welcome, introduction and Chapel restoration update by Nick Bevin – Chair Friends of Futuna
  • 3:15pm: The Stubborn Ambivalence Toward the Twentieth Century Suburban Vernacular by Jamie Jacobs – Central Region Director for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
  • 3:35pm: Nelson House Alteration -Ernst Plischke 1961 by Sharon Jansen – Architect

The talks will be followed by afternoon tea hosted by Historic Places Wellington and served in the Chapel

The Chapel commemorates the martyrdom of the St. Peter Chanel on the French Polynesian Island of Futuna, on 28 April, 1841. Futuna Chapel – a retreat centre – needed to be a place for silence and inner renewal. The building was the recipient of the inaugural 25 Year Award from the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

No booking is required.

Location: 67 Futuna Cl, Karori, Wellington 6012

Cost: Free – koha would be warmly welcomed

Email Contact: nickbevin@gmail.com

Telephone Contact: 027 4453 710