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Old St Paul's

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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 2 days ago

It's a really old & historic church that was built by boat builders who apparently did not know much about building except for boats, so.... have a long look at the ceiling, it looks like you are in an upside down boat. It also has...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building which could have been knocked down when the new cathedral was built. Luckily it was saved. Superb wooden roof, lots of information about the building and restoration work. Good visual history at the back of the church. Very helpful volunteer...More

Thank Shirley61281
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old St Paul's is a good example of colonial New Zealand structure, constructed entirely of native timber. There's detail that is amazing in the woodwork and the windows, worth spending a while to take a look at. This particular church has a genuine sensation of...More

Thank Katelynn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

with its arches of timber, rather than stone. Its close to the Beehive, so I visited both the same day.

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful and historical place. We could smell the scents of timber inside the church. It is an old building that resisted the Earthquake.

Thank Carlos Henrique d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pop in for a look if you can. This is a truly stunning building that has stood the test of time. Popular for important events happy and sad.

Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 21 August 2018

i took a friend from Canada to visit St Pauls and it was lovely to share her delight and moving reaction to this church's interior beauty. She was impressed we could freely walk around and see the old vicar's vestments and other details up close...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

This wooden church is well preserved. We were surprised it is no longer an active place of worship. The volunteers/staff were very helpful in guiding us. There were short videos that explain all the special features of the building.

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Cute little church with character and history. I got the pleasure of chatting with Neil not only about the history of the church, but about his life growing up in NZ.

Thank ChristieaD
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This church is a classical example early NZ, Not much to see from outside but the interior is superb, The stained glass windows are magnificent, the pews originals and the lectern a real gem of gilt and polished wood, So much history is on show...More

Thank Carole P
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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.