Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul

Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul

Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,980 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a modern building, constructed in the Art-deco style. The interior is bright, airy and peaceful so it was a real joy to be able to visit this lovely building. It was also great to see that it is open so that people can just walk inside.
Written 11 February 2024
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,659 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
While in Wellington we went to see the Cathedral which is right near Parliament and were not very impressed even from a distance.
Of course it is a house of God so that makes it special straight away but to look at inside and out not my cup of tea, too modern .
I guess I love the impressive stone cathedrals of old .
Still nice to go in and sit for a while and think and pray if your that way inclined.
Written 23 February 2023
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Simon C
Ashtead, UK768 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
There is only a small road separating Church (Cathedral) from the State (Parliament) and it worth a visit to experience its stillness and space. The history is interesting and it’s a good place for a little contemplation.
Written 22 February 2023
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Michael K
London, UK532 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Right near the Parliamentary buildings (just like in Westminster - typical Anglican church!) is St Paul’s Cathedral (see what they did there?). Designed in the 1930s, the foundation stone was laid in 1954, but not completed until 1968. A very large cathedral, presumably designed to be an impressive setting for national events. It is not really a thing of beauty, inside or out. Stained glass mainly by Beverley Shore Bennett (cf Napier). The pipe organ was damaged in an earthquake in 2016; currently a digital one is in use. Like other cathedrals (eg Napier) it has a Cross of Nails from Coventry. The nave is very wide, which makes the two sides of the choir quite distant from one another. An older wooden church, formerly the Church of St Paul in Paraparomu, is in use as a Lady Chapel, to the northeast, providing a total contrast with the main building. Immensity does not necessarily make for a worshipful ambiance, but the Lady Chapel at least addressed that.
On Sunday we attended the Cathedral Eucharist, at 10 am. Good choir, digital organ sounded good. Modern setting by Kelly, Tantum Ergo by Duruflé. A unique feature was that a live illustration was displayed on a large screen during the sermon, and another during communion, by Matt Lawrence. Went to “morning tea” afterwards, but no-one spoke to us.
Written 26 November 2022
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Karen L
Dunedin, New Zealand99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We were met by a lovely lady who gave us a leaflet on the history and we had a lovely wander around. So beautifully decorated for Christmas.
Written 29 December 2020
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Diane C
Auckland, New Zealand142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Attended 10.00am Sunday Choral Eucharist, sung by 11 young Choristers. Very traditional, as one would expect of a Cathedral, but very down to earth and thought provoking sermon given by Principal Chaplain Domestic Services of NZ Defence Force. We didn't stay for a cuppa afterwards.
Written 22 October 2020
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AussiesBallarat
Ballarat, Australia779 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We thought that on a previous visit to Wellington years ago, there had been a heritage department store on Lambton Quay, but this time we could not find it. It was when visiting the cathedral in January that we came across the nativity scene from Kirkcaldie and Stains Ltd. Puzzle solved. David Jones now occupied the site. The cathedral was worthy of exploration using the self-guided brochure. The interior is rather more interesting than the exterior.
Written 27 June 2020
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Serviceprof
Lexington, SC1,367 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This church originally designed to be war memorial. This church replaced original St. Paul’s. Stain glass windows were designed by Brian Thomas who also designed windows for Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s in London. Only one of seven churches in New Zealand where bells “ Change ring” which is precise variations in ring sequence. Construction began in 1954 and completed in 1988.
Written 1 December 2019
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Jolly traveler
Singapore, Singapore629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We decided to attend the 10am service before the Parliament tour next door. It is a very lovely cathedral but the clergy could be more friendly.
Written 7 September 2019
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wing6rider
Canberra, Australia1,108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
we were amazed at what a wonderful large and well kept building this is!

The service was memorable as there was a young person's choir who sang beautifully. They also assisted with readings and with the communion. This church seems to be reinventing itself in a way that is relevant to the current community/society.

After we stopped for tea and a chat and met the Dean. Everyone was friendly. YMMV
Written 23 March 2019
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