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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful to see how this amazing wooden structure has been preserved. This was visited in 2015 on my tour of New Zealand. Well kept by Wellington Authorities. Architecture that will amaze you!

Thank dave h
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lovely to see how this beautiful wooden structure has been preserved. Very well looked after by the city of Wellington. Architecture amazing for its day.

Thank freddo56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very old wooden cathedral well worth a visit. Stunning timber work in all its decor with beautiful stain glass windows and organ

Thank Oleh C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old church with a wealth of history to share. Be sure to look at the video display on the left near the altar and look at the vestments contained in the sliding glass cases. The staff is also very friendly and loves sharing the...More

Thank jimmorin2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A church that is no longer a church, maybe, but lovely to look inside and see the glory of God. Right in the heart of the city so worth a short walk. Not much parking.

Thank SeventhDayEdenChurch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next door to the new cathedral sits this Victorian Wooden church which was moved from one side of the main road to the other a few years ago. It is a testament to those who recognised the value and significance of this lovely building. Some...More

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gorgeous small church! We were lucky to view the different preserved altar cloths, which are used on different feast occasions - beautifully embroidered and years old. The stained glass windows are beautiful. Well worth a visit. Thank you TIM, from Armchair Tours and...More

Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to believe that this magnificent wooden structure was once actually destined to be torn down. You have to step inside to admire the craftsmanship that built this church. They also have a wonderful small gift shop, and the local guides have lots of extra...More

Thank Brock53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another of our stops with Shore Trips & Tours. Interesting structure using native timbers built in the late 19th century. Great cathedral arches which has that gothic feel. Great story behind this Anglican church worth a visit.

Thank mapvap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not often you see such a lovely church built entirely of wood. It was saved after a public outcry against its demolition, and is now beautifully restored and maintained. For my wife the highlight was the chest of drawers full of beatifully embroidered...More

Thank Paal M
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