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“A Permanent Anglican Presence in New Zealand's Capital City”

Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul
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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 earthquake-resistant in any permanent structure, and especially its cathedral. The result is an attractive, modern building that is earthquake resistant, constructed of cement, yet painted a soft pinkish-off white color. The interior is artistic with some awe inspiring features: lovely, modern stained glass and opaque angels sculpted into glass windows, much lightness and large spaces. Worth seeing.

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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 interior that, while modern, has a generally traditional layout of a sort that is mostly no longer being created; as such, while relatively young (less than 50 years old), it is already a part of Wellington's architectural heritage, which is pretty rich in churches.

It's worth dropping in when doing the sights in the neighborhood, including Old St. Paul's, one of New Zealand's carpenter marvels.

Thank David M
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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
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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.

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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 admired the stained glass and what was written on the walls.
It's nice to pop by for a visit if you are passing by, but not necessary to make a special trip there.

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