Ferry Park Chapel

Our primary venue, the Ferry Park Chapel seats 180 and has room for overflow if required. The space features a tranquil, garden and water feature outlook. The space can be modified to better accommodate smaller gatherings and personal touches can be added, if required.

Bell, Lamb & Trotter Funeral Directors is situated at 297 Ferry Road, Christchurch. Operating from the Ferry Park Chapel, we are centrally located with ample off-street parking. The central city, eastern cemeteries and crematories are in close proximity. However, we serve the whole of Canterbury and Banks Peninsula and even assist families internationally when death has occurred away from the country of residence. Services may be held in a variety of locations and venues including our chapel, either of the crematorium chapels, churches, halls, gardens, clubs and homes.

Our chapel comfortably seats 180 people with additional seating in the lounge for a further 70, plus standing room for over 200. In 2003 the Chapel had a major facelift and was refurbished again in 2020. The Chapel was redesigned and now attendees have a restful water feature and a garden view to reflect on. We provide ample off-street parking.

An up-to-date audio system enables us to play personally selected music during a service. We are also able to live-stream funerals or audio and video record services for family and friends who are unable to attend. We are able to provide refreshment in the chapel foyer and portico, enabling families and friends to spend valuable time together without the burden of catering.

We have an adjoining catering lounge that overlooks our garden setting and the large, private carpark that can accommodate approximately 60 cars. We are well-known for the high quality of catering we provide at our venues.

Services can be streamed or recorded, at all our venues, so that people who cannot attend are able to be present in some way. Family and friends can also give live tributes via video link (provided they have sufficient internet access and hardware to facilitate at their end). These video services are complimentary.

Canterbury Crematorium

The Canterbury Crematorium is located on the corner of Linwood Avenue and Keighleys Road. The crematorium houses a private chapel with seating room for 100 and additional overflow for 100. Streaming services are available. Catering can be provided in the foyer, following a service.


Harewood Crematorium

Harewood Crematorium is located on the corner of Johns and Wilkinsons Roads (access from Wilkinsons Road) and is surrounded by the crematorium’s gardens. The chapel seats 200 and there is a small amount of overflow room. A separate catering lounge can provide for refreshments after a service.

The Piano

The Piano is a performance venue centrally located on Armagh Street. There is seating for over 300 and a number of overflow areas. The acoustics of the Piano are complementary to musical tributes. Catering and bar service can be provided in the foyer area.

Ilam Homestead

The Ilam Homestead is located in the grounds of the University of Canterbury. The venue features a large grass field, ideal for a marque, and a grand old homestead that can be utilised for catering or for smaller services to be held.

The Transitional Cathedral

The ‘Transitional’ or ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral is the temporary home of the Anglican Church while the Cathedral in Cathedral Square is being restored. This venue seats approximately 300 with an overflow area for a further 100. Catering can be served in the foyer area.

Christchurch Golf Club

With a picturesque view over the course, the facilities at the Christchurch Golf Club, as part our selected venues, are ideal for a lover of sports or the outdoors. Catering and a full bar are available.