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Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier, New Zealand

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Modern church

This cathedral is not particularly Art Deco but it certainly has a lovely atmosphere and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
Interesting History

This austere (I think it looks a bit like a power station) cathedral is at once plain and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Traralgon, Australia
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Cathedral Lane, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Earthquake risk percentage of 20, with impressive architecture and fittings. A House of God which reflects the past but also looks to the future - unfortunately its opening times are dependent on the availability of volunteer staff.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

An interesting post earthquake cathedral, built in similar style to English cathedrals of a similar age. We were grateful to the staff who let us in, although the cathedral was not officially open.

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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This cathedral is not particularly Art Deco but it certainly has a lovely atmosphere and plenty of local art feel.

Reviewed 14 October 2018

This austere (I think it looks a bit like a power station) cathedral is at once plain and beautiful in its simplicity. We spent around an hour reading all the information available and taking the self guided tour. The church members had just finished a...More

Thank justjans
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Old church with lovely stained glass windows, located in Cathedral lane in central Napier, open in weekends

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We spent an hour looking through and reading about the history of the cathedral and the 1931 earthquake.

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Catherdral is well worth looking at and the history is very interesting as is the history of the whole town. It is has a lovely feel and though extremely modern has a holy serenity which is lovely.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

It was a very simple cathedral but very serene. It had a lot of information inside about the earthquake and also the history of the cathedral

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

This Cathedral church hosts a Cross of Nails presented to it by Coventry Cathedral, my home city, and it made me feel closer to home on the other side of the world. A beautiful church building, light and bright and very welcoming.

Thank ClemJ5
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Walking along the street the exterior looks rather bland but inside is glorious. Well worth the visit and some beautiful paintings.

Thank SallyannWirral
Reviewed 9 January 2018

My husband went to Sunday mass here. I joined him long enough to see the inside, leaving before services started. The interior is modern, but the array of stained glass provides a warm and cozy feeling. Although I mentioned to the greeters I would not...More

Thank Ryan J
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