We are pleased to be able to offer Futuna Chapel as a venue for selected functions. Futuna Chapel is suitable for secular or religious events, and its architectural presence will add to the impact and emotion of the occasion.
Lectures and presentations: particularly those with concerned with art, architecture, history or spirituality.
Weddings and Christenings: the Chapel retains its spiritual/religious atmosphere, and is a lovely space for ceremonies led by clergy or celebrants.
Concerts: the acoustics at Futuna are particularly enjoyed by string ensembles, and choirs, as the acoustics suit choral and classical music.
The Chapel can hold up to 100 people.
Special Characteristics Of The Chapel
The Light: The Chapel has banks of coloured acrylic windows reaching high up to the roof. At certain times of the day, the light from these windows moves through the chapel, being especially stunning on the rough cast concrete wall behind the altar.
The Layout: The Chapel is a non-traditional layout with a centre post, no aisle and the two blocks of seating at right angles to each other. Each block of seating consists of six unpadded timber pews, and each pew seats up to eight people.
Disabled Access and Facilities: There are three shallow steps to the porch, and a small step at the door. We have a removable ramp that can be put in place as required. The pews are on a 100mm high raised area of floor, and there is plenty of space adjacent for a wheelchair. The dais and altar are several steps above the floor level. There is an accessible toilet.
Facilities and Features of the Chapel and Environs
Kitchenette: There is a small kitchenette, with a sink (cold water only) and a power point. You will need to bring your own crockery, utensils, supplies.
Cleaning: The Chapel will be clean ready for your event. You are responsible for leaving it in the same state that you received it, and removing all rubbish. No confetti is permitted at weddings.
Community: Futuna Chapel is located in a residential community. Events that generate excessive noise, crowds or traffic will not be accepted. Events can be scheduled between 10am and 6pm, with evening use by arrangement.
Parking: There is no parking within the complex, and the roads within the complex must not be blocked. Drop offs can be made outside the Chapel for elderly, disabled or special guests. Otherwise there is plentiful street parking within easy walking distance.
Internal Environment: The Chapel is predominantly concrete, and is generally cool in summer, but cold in winter. There are wall gas heaters which will be switched on several hours before the event during winter, and moderate the temperature slightly.
Acoustics: The Chapel does not have a sound system. However, the natural acoustic qualities of the space are good.
Furniture: The Chapel has four built in altars, one built in plinth and one freestanding altar.
Projection: Note that although projection screens can be used, there are no curtains, and hence the sunlight in the church cannot be controlled.