Annual Open Day: 19 March 2023

The Chapel

For the Futuna Annual Open day this year (17 March 2023) the chapel will be decorated with the exhibition of Māori weaving called ‘Ko wai rā te manu?‘. 

It is also the 62nd anniversary of the dedication of the chapel to St Joseph, a carpenter who created works in wood with his hands, so very fitting that the feature of the day is a craft using natural materials to make objects of beauty.

The chapel will be open 11am – 3pm on Sunday 19 March, and you will be able to look around the chapel and talk to trustees of the chapel.
Entry Free: a koha is appreciated.

Guided Tour – Sunday 19th March 2023 starting 11:30am

Trust Chair Nick Bevin, co-editor with Gregory O’Brien of the 2016 book Futuna – Life of a Building, will conduct a detailed and personal tour of Futuna Chapel. The chapel’s story starts in France in 1816 and has been added to significantly over the intervening 207 years.  Come and experience the Life of Futuna. Tour duration 30 minutes. 

Curator’s Talka talk by Natalie Jones connected to the exhibition, Sunday 19th March 2023 starting 1pm. Entry Free: a koha is appreciated.

Copies of the book ‘Futuna – Life of a Building’ will be on sale at the Chapel for a discounted price of $ 20. Cash only. Wheelchair access is available.