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Old St Paul's

34 Mulgrave St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-473 6722
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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 one of New Zealand's greatest heritage places. Experience the wonderful and sometimes quirky stories of this former cathedral church, its historic location and its people. Gaze at Old St Paul's unique colonial architecture, admire its exquisite embroidered furnishings and be awed by the colours of its beautiful stained glass windows. It is a magnificent example of timber Gothic Revival architecture. Visit the Gift and all-year-around Christmas Shop at Old St Paul's, which features exquisite gifts, NZ keepsakes and beautiful Christmas decorations, advent calendars and nativity scenes.There is something to suit every taste. The site where Old St Paul's stands was formerly part of Pipitea Pa. For almost 100 years, Old St Paul's served as the parish church of Thorndon and the Anglican Cathedral of Wellington. It remains a place of spiritual significance to many and also has become a popular venue for a wide variety of cultural events.
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34 Mulgrave St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-473 6722
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous building - a must see in Wellington. Wood everywhere and a little souvenir shop inside. A beautiful place if you need a little rest in your busy tourist schedule

Thank nathalierp2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is small, but more than makes up for it in history. Where else can you walk in a building that is over 200 years old and still in its original state and location? The magnificent wood and stained-glass windows are breathtaking. The staff...More

Thank whiteknight2612
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Wedding was held in this Beautiful Historical Church. I loved being in this atmosphere with Family extended Families and Friends.

Thank ccdd1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting historic church, with very informative guides on hand. It was peaceful and interesting with a nice little gift shop with unique and some home made wares. I really enjoyed this experience.

Thank andrea t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 2012 we were married at Old St Pauls. It is a beautiful venue for a wedding. We had a small wedding and the size and intimacy of Old St Pauls is great for a small party.

Thank aam1Wellington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautifully crafted church built around 1885 in wellington, a favourite wedding venue of wellingtonians. concerts or christmas crafts depending on what time of the year. stunning glass windows. the church has its own bell ringers amazing church organ. it is a non denominational church handed...More

Thank Suzan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old church. Have attended a couple of christenings here, and it has been perfect for that. Close to town and easily accessible.

Thank cantabgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend a visit to Old St Pauls. Its not just a beautiful building, but has a real feeling while inside..go and see for yourself.

Thank cckiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a really peaceful atmosphere in this incredible building: you feel a million miles away from the big city outside. As a church it is pretty ordinary, but the completely wooden structure is an amazing feat that is awesome to admire. The display about...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful building, close to the National Library of New Zealand. It's constructed entirely of local timbers and is in its natural state inside (i.e. unpainted). It's still in use but was replaced by a much larger (and not as nice looking,...More

Thank JD3121
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