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Old St Paul's

34 Mulgrave St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-473 6722
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Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral - still sacred, welcoming to all, in the heart of Wellington's heritage precinct. Breathtakingly beautiful - Wellington's famous Old St Paul's, constructed entirely of native timbers, is one of New Zealand's greatest heritage places. Experience the wonderful and sometimes quirky stories of this former cathedral church, its historic location and its people. Gaze at Old St Paul's unique colonial architecture, admire its exquisite embroidered furnishings and be awed by the colours of its beautiful stained glass windows. It is a magnificent example of timber Gothic Revival architecture. Visit the Gift and all-year-around Christmas Shop at Old St Paul's, which features exquisite gifts, NZ keepsakes and beautiful Christmas decorations, advent calendars and nativity scenes.There is something to suit every taste. The site where Old St Paul's stands was formerly part of Pipitea Pa. For almost 100 years, Old St Paul's served as the parish church of Thorndon and the Anglican Cathedral of Wellington. It remains a place of spiritual significance to many and also has become a popular venue for a wide variety of cultural events.
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34 Mulgrave St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-473 6722
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Reviewed 4 days ago

so lucky this old building wasnt bull dozed down. beautiful architecture. well worth the visit. a gift shop, xmas shop, video of the development of the church. do have concerts

Thank aandlpringle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Luckily fabulous concert was being held when I were there. I could join it at free of charge. But don't forget to provide donations as a token of appreciation....

Thank Shin F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wellington's original cathedral, built in gothic revival style but from local wood to a very high architectural standard. The effect is quite magical inside. This is a lovely building worth an hour of anyone's time. There is a nice little exhibition of the history of...More

Thank Pete J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning stained glass windows. Very close to the city. Lovely to wander in and sit a while if it is not being used for a funeral.

Thank susanht3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have attended weddings and funerals here and many years ago managed a company that cleaned it so saw parts that most public never do , what an awesome old venue you can feel the history sadness and happiness and so well maintained another Wellington...More

Thank Alneatz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church has well-presented displays about its history, and very helpful guides to answer any questions.

Thank sloughrushhour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended my best friends wedding here. Absolutely amazing building to host a great ceremony. Alot of history in the buildings definitely a must see

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is clean and tidy. Proud to have this iconic attraction in Wellington. They even have a shop that sold Christmas decorations.

Thank Yuan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure what surprised me more about St. Paul's: walking through the modest doorway to find that magnificent high vaulted ceiling made of local timber that was designed by the Church's vicar or finding among all the flags of the NZ Merchant Navy on...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spending a few days in Wellington really made me appreciate what a wonderful city it is; and its architectural landmarks amazed me. Old St Paul's is right up there with the outstanding historic buildings. Its exterior of wood painted white and its pleasant contours drew...More

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