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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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