It carries out about 250 cremations a year – during the work, cremations were carried out by other local operators.
The small chapel was designed by noted Wellington architect John Sidney Swan and also opened in 1909.
There are seven stained glass windows in the small chapel, six of them were designed and built in the An Tur Gloine (Tower of Glass) factory in Dublin. The windows were made by artists Wilhelmina Geddes, Michael Healy and Hubert McGoldrick between 1914-1939.
The windows were commissioned by an English-born Wellington resident, William Ferguson, in memory of his family. The seventh window was a more recent addition, installed in 1990 in memory of John Marten Butt.
The windows were restored by Stewart Stained Glass Ltd of Rangiora.