I was very honoured to receive an invitation from Friends of Waikumete to attend today's function, the reopening of the chapel. In March this year, I posted photos of the chapel during its restoration.
The proceedings was led by a piper, and ministers from various faiths.
Those present were led into the chapel, which was blessed.
Speeches, of course. Speaking here is Councillor Janet Clews, with Mayor Bob Harvey of Waitakere City in the middle.
A plaque was unveiled inj memory of Mary Gilligan.
White doves were released.
Artist Ray Blomfield standing proudly by his painting of the chapel.
Another plaque, this one for the reopening itself.
Now, back in March, I took a photo of the old street sign for the chapel.
This is the new one.
Below, some interior shots of the chapel.
I have no idea what this is called in Maori, but it was used to bless the chapel.
Finally, some exterior shots.