Minoru Chapel, Richmond

Visitors to the Minoru Chapel located in Richmond, British Columbia are greeted with one of the oldest buildings in the city as well as its beautiful facade and gardens which host hundreds of weddings yearly in its beautiful interior and equally stunning exterior. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

The Minoru Chapel is a popular wedding local set amidst old growth maples, evergreens and an immaculate English style garden.

STATS
HOURS

Type:

Church

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

30 minutes

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Sense of Curiosity, Blanket

Surrounded by old growth trees, pathways, gardens and lakes the Minoru Chapel in Minoru Park in Richmond, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful buildings in the region. Its white exterior, sloping roof and bell tower has become a fixture in photos of the region - especially wedding photos. It is one of the most popular chapels in the Lower Mainland, offering wedding services to all faiths - sometimes eight a day. This one hundred year old historic chapel is an interesting and lovely place to visit and enjoy.

Built in 1891 by a Methodist Congregation, the Minoru Chapel was an important place of worship for Richmond's pioneering residents. Constructed on what is now the corner of Cambie and River Road, it served as a place of worship until 1961 when the city of Richmond bought it and the surrounding land to reroute the railway into the nearby industrial park. The Chapel was almost torn down, however, strong community support led to its move in 1967 to its current location in Minoru Park where it was restored, painted and re-consecrated as the Minoru Chapel so members of all different faiths could use this beautiful historic building.

The Minoru Chapel is now available for a variety of uses - weddings (for all faiths), vow renewals, baptisms, spiritual services, funerals and memorials, prayer, as well as filming for movies and commercials.

Its stunning exterior and equally stunning interior has popularized the location. It is not uncommon to see several wedding parties a day holding services, taking photos in the garden or enjoying the picturesque surroundings while celebrating their new union. The white exterior complete with a bell tower and surrounded by large old growth trees, hedges and rose bushes offers a beautiful setting for any occasion. The interior pays homage to its roots as a small church with hand crafted wooden pews and simple decorations. Some of the Chapel's most recent additions are the stunning specially commissioned stained glass windows.

The Minoru Chapel is a beautiful historic building to enjoy in the City of Richmond as well as its adjoining parklands.

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Built in 1891, this beautiful Chapel is located in Minoru Park in Richmond, British Columbia, a popular locale for weddings with its bright white facade, gardens and beautiful interior with its stained glass windows and wooden pews.
Minoru Chapel in Richmond, British Columbia on the edge of Minoru Park is one of the city's most beautiful locales. Set amongst large old growth Oak trees, beautiful grassy lawns, hedges and a rose garden, it is unsurprising that a constant stream of wedding parties can be seen moving through the area.
Visitors to the grounds of the Minoru Chapel in Richmond, British Columbia do not always have the chance to go inside as there are usually ongoing weddings and other events occurring within its walls; however, people can enjoy the exterior space overlooking the beautiful white Chapel as well as its immaculate garden and surrounding roses, old growth trees and pathways.


Location of Minoru Chapel - Chapel in the Park

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6540 Gilbert Road
V7C 3V4


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