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Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier, New Zealand

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Cathedral Lane, Napier, New Zealand
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Fascinating church in which prayer and photography are possible

We spent a day walking about Napier while touring New Zealand and happened on this Anglican church... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
Morning Eucharist.

We went to the 10am Eucharist this morning. My first time in the present Cathedral since I went to... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
maurice e
Whakatane, New Zealand
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Cathedral Lane, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a day walking about Napier while touring New Zealand and happened on this Anglican church. It suffered heavy damage in the 1931 earthquake and was rebuilt to "modern" standards. It is accessible with an attendant "on duty" to answer questions and offer brochures....More

Thank FredPurdue
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We went to the 10am Eucharist this morning. My first time in the present Cathedral since I went to the wooden Cathedral as a boarder at NBHS. many years ago. On our visit to Napier we had to attend and pleased we did. I must...More

1  Thank maurice e
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is fourth church/cathedral on this site. The first was Maori. The second one collapsed after the 1931earthquake after which a temporary wooden structure was built until the congregation could raise the money for this large cathedral. It is very welcoming with a historical arrangement...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Rich in details, this cathedral celebrates the combined heritage of all peoples of Anglican faith. Beautiful Maori mats on the rear of the chancel are worth walking up to look at. There is a well-done and informative history display behind the font that celebrates the...More

Thank elsner2016
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Check out the Maori art in the sanctuary at the back. Beautiful and appropriate. Dramatic space. Free but leave five dollars in the collection box to pay for this experience!!

1  Thank REO-LTL
Reviewed 1 October 2016

In addition to regular services of worship, the cathedral hosts many musical events. Everyone is welcome.

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Visited on a Saturday morning and was lucky enough to catch the organist practising, what an amazing sound (3000) pipes. Interesting history display. Was made to feel very welcome by friendly locals. Interesting mix of old and modern stained glass and a lovely Maori chapel....More

1  Thank edenhousewife
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a modern, airy cathedral with lots of light coming in from various sources. There is a history of the 1931 Earthquake at the back of the building which tells its own story as a service was in progress when the earthquake struck. The...More

Thank Erasmus16
Reviewed 18 April 2016

A lovely Cathedral. A lady was very kind to us and gave us some very interesting information about the church. There was a real peace here and would be a great place to hang out if under stress

Thank BarrieJudy
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Attended the lost highway tour with hubby was great and nice to see the church has been well maintained in all of its glory. Seats were a little hard (as usual and to be expected).

Thank rossndi2015
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