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Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier, New Zealand

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Address: Cathedral Lane, Napier, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Spiritual, Historical Church

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... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
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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 in the back explaining the life of the church and a pamphlet describing the significant... More 

Thank Feenixwest
Due West, South Carolina
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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 history and resilience of the church.

Thank elsner2016
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

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

Thank Kenneth M
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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. Has an original 'cross of nails' from Coventry Cathedral.

1 Thank edenhousewife
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 stained glass windows were fascinating and each side featured artistic impressions of different Biblical themes... More 

Thank Erasmus16
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Lower Hutt
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Restful and very easy to view with the hand out provided at the door by a volunteer. History and artifacts in the Cathedral are easy to see and very well displayed

Thank nelsie50
Ashburton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

A very beautiful cathedral with a peaceful atmosphere. It has an interesting history and the style is simple but endearing. It was so nice to get such a warm welcome from the cathedral's welcomers who were able to fill in all sorts about the building and the town. Well worth a visit.

Thank gehdev

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