Clan Donald Canterbury – The Kirkin of the Tartan 2019

On Sunday 24 November, thirteen members of Clan Donald Canterbury attended the annual Kirkin of the Tartan organised by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council. The Kirkin was held in conjunction with The Village Presbyterian Church weekly Sunday service held in the St Andrews College Centennial Chapel.


St Andrews College Centennial Chapel is situated in a corner of the school grounds.


The chapel is a relatively new building on the picturesque site of the old brick chapel which was demolished as a result of the devastating 2011 Canterbury earthquake. The building incorporates many salvaged items from the old chapel.


Red bricks and Oamaru stone dressings salvaged from the old chapel have been used extensively on the north wall.


The new building makes great use of large glass windows on one side to provide light and capture the beautiful view across the stream and tree lined driveway to the school cricket ground beyond with the Port Hills in the background.



The view looking south towards the Port Hills.



The south wall of continuous glazing provides light and views.



The reuse of the old chapel pews, arranged as a collection of seating groups, is another link to the past.



Margaret Donald holding the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council Banner alongside Ann Smith.