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Facilities

Glorious surroundings for any event, the Churches and grounds of St. Mary’s and Ascension are particularly beautiful places for weddings, baptisms and intimate gatherings. Able to accommodate groups from two to 200, these venues are available for hire for an individual event or a regular group meeting. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or phone (03) 376-6182 for prices and bookings.

 

The Church of the Ascension:

 

Located high on a hillside overlooking Pegasus Bay and the Estuary, the newly renovated Church of the Ascension offers a very modern church venue with crisp lines and a beautiful Memorial Garden. Its fresh atmosphere and gorgeous views make any celebration memorable.

 

Church seating:

approx 150 people

Attached Hall:

We currently host Kidsfirst Kindergartens in our hall, so usage is limited.

Parking:

30 cars + street parking

Outside Area:

balcony area attached to hall

Kitchen:

Modern kitchen, suitable for catering

 

 

The Church of St. Mary:

 

Snuggled in Heathcote Valley, this well maintained, historic little church is just celebrating 150 years as one of Christchurch’s oldest church buildings. Its Victorian charm, warm totara interior and beautiful stained glass make for an unforgettable intimate gathering.

 

Church seating:

120 people

Attached Hall:

see Village Hall (below)

Parking:

street parking

Outside Area:

Open area on grounds, accommodates 200.
Rain facilities in the Village Hall.

Kitchen:

see Village Hall

 

 

The Village Hall of Heathcote Valley:

 

Located on the same grounds as the Church of St. Mary, this newly-renovated 100-year-old historic landmark is perfect for managing larger groups and receptions. With a complete kitchen and two distinct building sections, this hall is perfect for groups needing space and for catered gatherings. Currently used by Scouts, ballet classes and adult classes and neighbourhood meetings.

 

Church seating:

see Church of St. Mary

Attached Hall:

Upper Section (with kitchen): capacity approx. 80 people, table seating 30
Lower Section: capacity approx. 200 people, table seating 120

Parking:

street parking

Outside Area:

Open area on grounds, accommodates 200.
Rain facilities in the Village Hall.

Kitchen:

Located in upper section, modern kitchen, suitable for catering

 

All group meetings and events must be approved by the Vestry of the Anglican Parish of Heathcote-Mt Pleasant. The Parish may, at its own discretion, disallow use of the facilities by groups that it determines to be contrary to our mission of supporting God’s positive work in our community.

 
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