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Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul

Cnr Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-472 0286
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Cnr Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-472 0286
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

It's a great church with beautiful architecture with an warmth that is hard to beat. Would 100 percent recommend it.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This building is a knockout. Majestic inside and out. The interior is quite amazing with its Brutalist architecture meets Sante Fe style ceiling. Well worth a wander up and around the back of the altar where you can read about the construction of this modern...More

Thank SydneyCandy
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I wanted to see Wellington's cathedral after having a good look at its predecessor, nearby Old St Paul's (a lovely 19th century building with an amazing and unique interior). Old St Paul's became too small for the growing congregation and the church authorities wanted an...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This rather immense Anglican cathedral took many years to build, which might explain its somewhat tentative architecture. It does manage to be very bright inside, even on a less than sunny day, and certainly feels spacious. Its window glass is quite effective. It's a church...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We walked a good distance to see this modern cathedral and wished we hadn't bothered. The building is a disappointment, the feeling internally is cold and unwelcoming and the garish illuminated cross is out of keeping with a church. Disappointing.

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Went to see the old St Paul's church first and then wondered along to this one. It's a very big church with amazing glass stained windows. It's well looked after and very beautiful.

Thank Holleylolliepop
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We walked by and decided to pop in to take a look. There was a staff member at a desk near the entrance who gave us some brochure and welcomed us to take a look around, even though we weren't worshippers. We walked around and...More

Thank neminskii
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had a walk up to this cathedral but it was closed so just managed to take a look through the windows and saw a lot of similarities with Coventry cathedral. The etched glass on show here was engraved by NZ born John Hutton who...More

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Didn't go inside but from the outside it look imposing. A bit scary. Probably worth a vist but wouldn't go out of my way. Only in passing.

Thank Ace28065
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The modern church has a mixture of both modern and classic stained glass windows with beautiful bright colors.

Thank Diane K
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