Memorial Headstones Canterbury | Sanctuary Memorials

Memorial Headstones Canterbury

Our Services

We will always do our best to execute your vision and are open to any and all suggestions around design.

Browse some of the offerings listed below to get an idea of what may be possible, or get in touch to get started right away.

Plaques & Recumbents

Add a personal touch with photographs, artwork or sculptural features.

Temple Headstones

These striking monuments become an important touchstone for future generations.

Customised Benches

Choose a Memorial Bench to create a treasured space for the family to visit and spend a moment in remembrance.

Double Width Monuments

Create a lasting memorial with these thoughtful tributes that allow space for further inscriptions, artwork and photographs.

Contact Us

Sanctuary Memorials are here to support you in any way we can.

Contact us today to discuss your vision for your memorial headstone, plaque or other monument.

    Our Process

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    First, we listen, then we guide you through your options and help you to decide on the design that will best reflect the personality and the life of the person who has passed on.

    We can help you choose the right photographs and artwork, and we can advise you around the inscriptions you want to add.

    Once we understand what you want, our graphic artist will create an image to ensure we have properly captured your ideas. Then we pass the rendering to our professional stonemasons to start creating your monument – this stage will take about 6-8 weeks.

    Over this time period, the photographic, artistic and written portions will be finalised. These features can be added immediately upon completion so we can ship your monument out to our local Canterbury installation expert without delay.

    Custom Made Headstones Designed & Installed

    At Sanctuary Memorials, our Canterbury team are here to guide you through the often emotional process of creating a memorial headstone or other monument to honour your departed loved one.

    Because we design and create alongside you, we can support your unique vision and help you capture the life and personality of your loved one. We always approach this significant task with compassion and patience, and our experience will ensure you will feel heard every step of the way.

    We can meet over the telephone or online, or you can visit us at one of our Auckland locations, whichever option suits you best.

    Local Installation

    Whether you are in Christchurch or anywhere else across the Canterbury region, our local installation expert will have all the information required to ensure the monument is placed at the burial site before your unveiling date.

    If you need to add further names to your memorial headstone or other monument later on, you can call our Canterbury installer directly.

    Honouring Your Loved One

    At Sanctuary Memorials, we respect your traditions and cultural requirements. When laying your loved one to rest, we work with your council, family and caretakers to ensure all boundaries, regulations and requirements are considered.

    While it may not always be possible, we also make every effort to add further inscriptions to your monument without moving it from the Urupā or Cemetery.