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Old St Paul's

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“wooden church”(95 reviews)
“stained glass”(49 reviews)
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...more
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34 Mulgrave St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-473 6722
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Reviewed today

I was honored to visit this beautiful old church. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was that the donation area should not have been the first thing you see when you enter the church.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LindaJohnson53
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely building shame about the aggressive fundraising. If you can ignore the video as you arrive the building was worth a look.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its walking distance to town and only 3 minutes from the backbencher or the Thistle where you can replenish any fluids lost on the journey

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John_MurphyNZ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautifully preserved church tucked away but worth seeking out. Wonderful stained glass windows and amazing timber work

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet unassuming church from the outside. When you enter you are taken back in time. The church is wooden from top to bottom. You feel warmth and reverence and intimacy when you enter. It feels much bigger inside than when you look from outside. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PJSGFJ95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old and beautiful probably is the best to describe this church. Old in term of NZ history, more than 150 years old, do not compare to the churches histories in Europe. Beautiful because it was built from several native timbers of New Zealand, different parts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is nice , completely made in wood and it's quite and calm . The right place for pry . The only thing I didn't like it was the the ATM machine ( for credit card) at the entrance to gather offers for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marera P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful gothic style wooden building. Very well cared for with lots of information for visitors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not much to look out on the front, and I wish I’d had more time to really hear about the church, but the inside is gorgeous and worth the look.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KaulyJo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely little Cathedral in Wellington. Interesting architecture and information boards. I would say 30 to 45 minutes is enough time to spend here for a look around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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8 February 2018|
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Response from susanht3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Suggest you google the church which should have information on its history
8 February 2018|
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
Good question; I don’t know.