Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's, Wellington

Old St Paul's
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Take a seat in this quiet sanctuary and breathe in the beauty of the architecture, stained glass windows and richly coloured furnishings. Become part of the Old St Paul’s story. Constructed between 1865 and 1866 from native timbers, Old St Paul’s is one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the world. The building is a handsome sight from the outside. Inside, it is simply breathtaking. Spectacular lighting gives the interior a rosy glow, enriching the appearance of brass fittings, stained glass windows and exquisite illuminated panels. It is a glorious riot of colour and light, with excellent acoustics a memorable accompaniment. No longer a parish church, but still consecrated, Old St Paul's is non-denominational, and is proudly cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Old St Paul’s is a unique venue for musicians, poets, authors, jugglers, thespians, and corporate offerings alike – suitably atmospheric and beautifully dramatic. It is also the perfect lo
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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand317 contributions
Apr 2021
I did run out of time to view the inside of this church but loved the outside all the same, next time I return to Wellington I plan to visit again and take a look around the inside :)
Written 9 July 2021
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Roni Wright
Ross, New Zealand15 contributions
May 2021
Such a beautiful old church. So stunning inside. Well worth a visit. Would go again to see it. So peaceful inside
Written 5 May 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Mar 2020
Old St Paul’s is a historic site and it is city’s landmark. It is an Anglican Church and it is a heritage place which is beautiful and made of wood.
Written 11 February 2021
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bertie101_12
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions
Dec 2020
This would have to be the most beautiful church Ive been in. It was an added bonus that I visited at Christmas time and it was decorated accordingly , but it would be worth a visit any time at all. Just stunning.
Written 6 December 2020
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Robin103
5 contributions
Nov 2020
We were here for a christening, and thought the church was so beautiful and well looked after. We were shown the beautiful cloth displays in a cabinet, they are well worth taking the trouble to look at.
Written 11 November 2020
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TURNERO
Napier, New Zealand42 contributions
Jan 2020
I hadn't really planned on seeing this church, but I noticed it was open when we drove past so took the opportunity to have a look. I remember thinking it was cute from the outside, but it belies just how glorious it is inside. It was all solid wood and lush red carpet with full size Christmas tree and glowing lights giving it an incredible sense of joy and warmth. The original 19th century wooden framework in the ceiling was worth the visit alone. It was a surprise, though not disturbingly so, to find a small souvenir shop tucked away to the side near the front with beautiful items for sale, including lovely postcards of the church. I'm told the church hosts local choral concerts from time to time - I'll definitely want to return to experience that in such inspiring surroundings. It would be magical.
Written 6 May 2020
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ943 contributions
May 2019
This is a grand old wooden church to replicate its large marble ones in Europe. The wood work is amazing.
Written 26 April 2020
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Garry
Mornington, Australia64 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Love the leadlighting, beautiful archituaral, peaceful, nice to sit and reflect
Not a religious person, but understand the peacefulness of such a beautiful setting

Well worth a look, whilst doing the Parliament thing
Written 17 February 2020
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joyoftravel2018
Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions
Feb 2020
St Pauls is worth a look. Not the most visually atrractive shurch I have ever been in but worth a quick visit.
Written 15 February 2020
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Jotum
Knoxville, TN1,402 contributions
Feb 2020
This is currently closed to the public due to major reconstruction work being performed. You can walk around the outside but not see much
Written 12 February 2020
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