Where you have a funeral is completely up to you. The place you choose can be tremendously important to the memories you will take away – and those of everyone attending.
North Harbour Chapel
Gentle, cascading water provides a contemplative backdrop to the main chapel. The chapel seats 120 but the walls move to accommodate up to 200 people seated and more standing if necessary. The chapel has everything that is required to accommodate the modern funeral including sound system, audio visual equipment and web streaming. We also have an intimate chapel with seating for 20.
Our reception lounge located adjacent to the chapel is the ideal place to meet with family and friends after the service to share refreshments and memories in a more relaxed environment.
There are also three private viewing areas, two garden courtyards for your enjoyment, and arrangement and administrative offices. Our building also includes state of the art mortuary and preparation facilities.
This office is attended from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday. For attention outside these hours please phone us on +64 9 415 8720.
North Harbour Chapel
+64 9 415 8720
185 Schnapper Rock Road
This boutique chapel is small and intimate, a personal and homely venue for funerals that require seating for 40 or less. It includes a private viewing room and arrangement office.
This location is a popular choice for many Birkenhead residents who feel a strong connection with the area – and to the services provided by our family-run company. It can also be a very convenient viewing location even if the funeral is being held elsewhere.
Located near some great cafes and restaurants, it is a comfortable option for those wanting to have a quiet family service followed with a nice meal.
In addition to being available for funerals, the Grief Centre operates from our building, offering counselling and other grief related support to those in need.
For attention, please phone us on +64 9 415 8720.
Wherever you want the funeral to take place, we’re more than happy to arrange it – for instance, at your local church, a crematorium chapel, rest home, hospital chapel, family home, park, beach, community hall, RSA, town hall or stadium.
Schnapper Rock Cremations
Schnapper Rock Cremations is our own private crematorium located at our North Harbour Chapel. Operating our own crematorium allows us to extend the care we offer families. This means that you don’t have to involve a third party in the cremation process which provides additional confidence knowing that we’re looking after this for you too. Our cremator has an adjacent viewing room which also allows greater flexibility for families that might want to witness the casket being placed in the cremator or have other cultural requirements.