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Address: 34 Mulgrave St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-473 6722
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Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral - still sacred,...

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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Gorgeous interiors!

Lovely church, the interiors are gorgeous, gothic wooden beams and stained glass windows. A peaceful sanctuary in the city

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely church, the interiors are gorgeous, gothic wooden beams and stained glass windows. A peaceful sanctuary in the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when in Wellington. The wood work is just incredible and creates a really nice welcoming feel to the building. The rich history of the US marines adds colour to the history of the building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old building with lovely wood work on the inside And, for NZ, quite old Not far from parliament building if out that way

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully made church. It's very nice and I recommend this to everyone. This place has quite a history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit, unfortunately it was closed when we went due to the earthquake, however I believe it has as of Christmas Eve now re opened. Best check before going.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of downtown Wellington, Old St. Paul's Cathedral shines. This is an old church, oddly used as the top wedding venue but no longer a functioning church. It's all wood - old post and beam construction. Very gorgeous and rich with history. Do not miss this venue.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to visit church's or simply seat there for a while, go there. It´s no far away and I'm sure we'll like it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St Paul church is all wood. And it has old history behind. Very interesting to visit. No fee. Take your time to visualize the complex construction of the wooden structure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stumbled across this church last earlier this week. There was a tour group from a cruise ship visiting at the time, but there was vacant parking space just outside, so we couldn't resist. From the outside the church is less than ordinary. However, once inside, the scene is transformed. You immediately feel warm and comfortable, largely due to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Gothic arts wooden church. Beautiful Stained Glass. Serene and warm. Friendly staff. Cute things sold in the shop.

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