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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 3 days ago

Old St Paul's is a key part of Wellington's history and remains in wonderful condition - full of wonderful stained glass, wood, emboirdered church vestments - well worth a visit if you are close by. Nice to know the church avoided demolition in years gone...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit to see the old church and to take a step back in time. Well presented and serene place to visit.

Thank lucyjessie04
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very close the the Beehive, it is well worth the visit to see this beautiful old wooden church. Just a peaceful place to visit and admire the architecture.

Thank 708Robin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning building even if you arent religious. Make the effort as its slightly off the beaten track.

Thank yvettec672
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fabulous little church was threatened with demolition when new St Pauls was built but has thankfully been saved. It is consecrated but in no particular faith so can accommodate services from any denomination. Outside you can see a traditional tin roof on one of...More

Thank Adventuresoftheanon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old St Paul's is THE most beautiful church. Entering it gives you the feeling of entering a huge ship. Coloured glass windows, New Zealand native timbers (Kauri, Rimu, Mattei...) lead you back into early settlers' times. For Christmas lovers: visit the crypt and you'll find...More

Thank jabcd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks small from the outside but when you walk in it opens up. the ceiling looks like a boat upside down and it has all been very well maintained. Free admission and people in there to give talks and welcome you to there place of...More

Thank smart5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old St Paul's church is absolutely divine built in the 1880's using local native timbers . The church oozes with charm & character. Definitely worth visiting if you are in the area just to view the Gothic Revival architecture.

Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, such an inspiring spot. The history, the beauty...I walked by this place twice on my way to other Wellington attractions before I realized that I was missing a special place.

Thank GRS60
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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