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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 3 days ago

This church is not a big one but well decorated. It is not far away from Beehive so you can visit on the way or after Beehive. It is free. The decoration of the inside is magical.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went there in December and the church was decorated for Christmas with lights and a tree all lit up. It was simply magical. Nice gift shop inside as well.

Thank Ingridgig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 'must' on any tour of Wellington. Beautifully maintained and steeped in history, with a very small gift shop well stocked.

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful structure to visit. You will be amazed at the fine woodwork skills on the walls, pews, and fixtures in the church. Breathtaking to walk through, historically rich and humbling to experience. Take the time to visit, you will not be disappointed.

Thank U1743CAjoanm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mostly wooden interiors with excellent light combination justifies this church as historical. Great ambiance and recommended to spent 30- 45 mins at this place.

Thank bkdashbbsr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the exterior this Church looks to be just an average building. However, once you step inside the true beauty shines through. The timber and carvings are gorgeous, and the stained glass windows are beautiful. We were there at 10am as the doors opened, so...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In down town there is this beautiful church tucked in among the taller buildings around it. The church is wooden construction and is well kept buy the city. The stain glass on both end of the building are amazing to see. There is an area...More

Thank gjsamson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truely impressive old wooden cathedral, still well in use today. Wonderful carvings and history, this small understated building from the outside, packs a magnificent experience on the interior. Not to miss out on if you enjoy a bit of history!

Thank Guckster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice old wooden church, big, used a lot for weddings and funerals. Lucky it survived when the new, less attractive new cathedral was built.

Thank David G
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This wooden church is been built in 1866. When entering this church the smell of the wood is intense as it was build yesterday. The church is in a very nice state, just beautiful. Daily open 9:30 – 17:00

Thank Erwin H
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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
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
Good question; I don’t know.