Saint Paul's Cathedral, Wellington
This article relates to the Anglican Cathedral of Wellington. For the two other Wellington Cathedrals see: Sacred Heart Cathedral (Catholic) and Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (Greek Orthodox)
|Saint Paul's Cathedral, Wellington|
|Location||Corner of Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington, New Zealand|
Work began in 1955, and was completed in 1998. It was constructed in reinforced concrete due to the effects of the 1931 Napier earthquake, making other choices impractical. It began functioning as a cathedral in 1964.
The wooden Lady Chapel is on the "north" side of the cathedral. The Lady Chapel was moved to Wellington Cathedral from its original site in Paraparaumu in 1990.
The first Church of St Paul stood behind where the Beehive stands today. This served as the parish church for the early settlers.
The second (popularly known as "Old St. Paul's") was begun behind the Pipitea Marae in 1855, and was the pro-cathedral church for the Anglican Diocese of Wellington from 1866 to 1964. It is still consecrated, owned by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Deans of St Paul's
- 2012 vacant
- 2004–2012: Frank Nelson  (afterwards Dean of Adelaide, 2012)
- 2003-2004: Douglas Everett Sparks
- 1985–2002: Michael Henry Brown 
- 1978–1985: James Thomas 
- 1963–1978: Walter Edmund Wilmshurst Hurst 
- 1948–1962: David Jones Davies 
The entrance to the cathedral is on Hill St in Thorndon, at its junction with Molesworth St. Another prominent entrance is in Molesworth Street, just round the corner.
- "Saint Paul's Cathedral, Wellington". Retrieved 2012-12-29.
- Douglas Everett Sparks, Ministerial Experience (Retrieved 9 February 2013)
- "Dean quits Wellington Cathedral to return to US", New Zealand Herald, 8 June 2004(Retrieved 9 February 2013)
- Blain, Michael. Wellington Cathedral of S Paul: A History 1840-2001.