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Review of Old St Paul's

Old St Paul's
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$55.40*
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Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #4 of 242 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Visited this wonderful wooden church, very informative guide and spent a peaceful half hour soaking in the atmosphere.

Thank Caggyot
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

A small, peaceful, beautiful church with lots of stained glass and an arched wooden ceiling. An oasis in bustling Wellington.

Thank Retirada
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Visited here as part of a coach tour and wondered why we had stopped. From the outside it looks like just an old church/cathedral but inside has been lovingly looked after .... the beautiful timber and stained glass windows. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Arrived early to listen to an organ recitatal, so had a chance to look round. An old church, by NZ's standards, so quite interesting carpentry and joinery. Very interesting links to US Marine Corps. The church was better than the recital.

1  Thank RJBPNewZealand
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oldstpauls, Guest Relations Manager at Old St Paul's, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2014

Lovely you enjoyed your visit at Old St Paul's! You must have visited when our organist was rehearsing for our CD recording. The CD sounds amazing, organ practice not so I agree!

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

There was a jazz concert when I visited, so I could not look around properly. It looked quite peaceful, and worth a visit.

Thank LocalActingGlobal
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