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“A beautifully cared for building”
Review of Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A beautifully cared for building”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

A lovely old church well cared for with good, well written information boards inside. On the day we visited the volunteer was busy with a group but we were able to do our own tour and found all the information we needed. It was a lovely sunny February day and the church did look lovely in the sun under the trees.

Visited February 2013
Thank Barbara V
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“All Wooden Church”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Impressive but after seeing so many churches in Europe; there is no comparison! On the day I set off to see Old St. Paul's Cathedral, I also saw four other churches on the way there--Willis St. had several old wooden churches too.

Visited February 2013
Thank love2eat333
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Ayuthaya, Thailand
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“classical St Paul”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

inside is very interesting and the place fully respect by people around that area, difficult to find the parking place then good for public transportation

Visited October 2012
Thank lucksnap
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Napier, New Zealand
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“Just Awsome”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Just looks like any other white painted church from the outside but inside, just awesome such beauty , a must see for Wellington

Visited March 2013
Thank Lisa W
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south shields
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“A Beautiful Wooden Church”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This church is the largest wooden building in New Zealand and it is beautiful. It used to be on the opposite side of the road but it was placed on rollers and dragged across then turned around. Well worth a visit if your interested in wooden buildings,

Visited February 2013
Thank Arfandmarg
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