Design your funeral, your way
We’ll make it happen with the honesty, warmth, and personal service that the people of Christchurch Ōtautahi have trusted for 135+ years.
Whether you prefer a traditional religious service, or an informal life celebration, your farewell can be true to your loved one and you. We’re here to deliver with the traditions of dignity, respect, and service that are the hallmark of our dedicated team.
We serve the people of Canterbury from our two locations in Christchurch and Kaiapoi.
A serene modern chapel near central Christchurch, surrounded by tranquil gardens for quiet reflection. Host a funeral gathering with refreshments in the welcoming lounge and choose from a range of elegant vehicles to transport the funeral party. We’re here for you, to listen, help you understand your options, and make those last memories matter.
Beautiful gardens and facilities to cater to your individual needs
Funeral Options and Advice
Planning a funeral needn’t be daunting. We’re here for you.
Whether you’re pre-arranging your own funeral, or planning a funeral for a loved one, we’re here to help guide and support you.
Contact us any time of the day or night for help.
Pre-planning a funeral
Plan a personalised funeral ceremony that reflects your life, your values, and the people you love. Understand your options, record your wishes, and spare your family from worry about arrangements and costs.
What our clients say
I would give John Rhind more than 5 stars if I could. From my first enquiry and email I was treated with respect, courtesy and kindness. My queries were answered with understanding and compassion. Although we are a very small case but we have been looked after well in every process. I would recommend John Rhind if family and friends would need this type of services one day.
On behalf of our families I would like to sincerely thank you for the wonderful attention to detail as you helped us through the planning of Mum's funeral. It was a pleasure to work with you, with your professional caring approach to everything. Mum would have approved of everything and especially how well the service went, thanks to you. Hopefully we don't need to your services for a really long time, but if we do I have no hesitation in calling you again to help out.
Jenny, Mike, Viv & Hugh
Thank you so much to you and others in the Rhind's team for all your care of Peter. As you know its such a vulnerable time in people's lives and we so appreciated your calm, quiet, professional approach. It was far more than that but its hard to find the right words to express our gratitude. Please be assured we were, and we are very grateful.
Sue, Steph, Kate & Kim Rattray
I strongly recommend John Rhind Funeral Directors. Their service is impeccable, and they act in a dignified and respectful manner at all times. They communicate constantly so you’re always aware of what you need to do, and they accommodated our many requests. They treated my late father as an individual and importantly demonstrated time and again that they understood how to communicate with a grieving family.
Remember your loved one with our keepsake jewellery.