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Taranaki Cathedral, Church of St Mary

39 Vivian Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Lovely Grounds, Church closed for Earthquake strengthening

The grounds of this church are very historic with many stories told on the grave stones, which have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KiwiExpat_inKL
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Ahh history, can we actually deal with the our truth?

In so many ways the cathedral opens a window directly into the minds and hearts of the people... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Flash2004
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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39 Vivian Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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"lovely grounds"
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"across the road"
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"old trees"
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"amazing building"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds of this church are very historic with many stories told on the grave stones, which have been renovated by local historians. There are some lovely old trees and it is worth a visit, unfortunately the church building is closed for the foreseeable future....More

Thank KiwiExpat_inKL
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

In so many ways the cathedral opens a window directly into the minds and hearts of the people during the NZ wars. Will you be able to deal with the inscriptions on the old graves from the day?

Thank Flash2004
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Beautiful church nice view ,lot of history behind this church its really photogenic place really intresting

Thank joe r
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

My ancestors built this beautiful stone church so I was keen to see it. Sadly it is still closed due to the earthquake strengthening going on and you cant go inside. The grounds aren't huge so you can easily wander and look at the gravestones...More

Thank Ah62
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

It might be called a cathedral but that appellation is recent (despite someone claiming its NZ's oldest cathedral). Why they don't disp[lay a little modesty is beyond me - it's a perfectly lovely little church with fantastic graves to ponder over - see if you...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Beautiful architect, well preserved church, friendly caretakers and beautiful surrounding, a must visit when in New Plymouth.

Thank Mahendra P
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had planned to visit the oldest church in town and found a parking spot right nearby and strolled up. Upon entering the building which was open, we were told that the church was closed temporarily due to earthquake strengthening. Due to recent earthquakes on...More

Thank NJTravellingfool
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I love looking at all the different churches so I find this one really amazing. It's closed at the moment due to earthquake work needing to be done, can't wait till its back up and running

Thank Tania C
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Unfortunately this church was closed due to earthquake repairs but what an amazing building, the stonework is incredible and a must see if you love historic buildings and admire the skills of the people of those days. Beautiful old trees in the cemetery beside the...More

Thank rhonddon
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

But unfortunately it's closed for about three years while the building is strengthened to lessen the risk of earthquake damage. The cathedral has a very active community and whilst it is closed, services are held in the hall across the road. What you'll miss is...More

Thank 783mikey
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cliff s
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Response from Lauraine P | Reviewed this property |
Hi I have the contact details for you for the cathedral because they will hold full records. Dean Jamie is very helpful too. The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, 37 Vivian Street, New Plymouth,Taranaki 4310. Telephone... More
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