Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
This article relates to the Anglican Cathedral of Wellington, New Zealand. For the two other Wellington Cathedrals see: Sacred Heart Cathedral (Catholic) and Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (Greek Orthodox)
|Wellington Cathedral of St Paul|
|Founded||13 January 1954|
|Consecrated||15 October 2001|
|Director of music||Michael Stewart|
Construction 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 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 Heritage New Zealand.
Deans of St Paul's
- 1948–1962: David Jones Davies 
- 1963–1977: Walter Edmund Wilmshurst Hurst 
- 1978–1985: James Thomas 
- 1985–2002: Michael Henry Brown 
- 2003–2004: Douglas Everett Sparks
- 2004–2012: Frank Nelson  (afterwards Dean of Adelaide, 2012)
- 2012–present: Digby Wilkinson
The main entrance to the cathedral is on Hill Street in Thorndon, at its junction with Molesworth Street. Another prominent entrance is in Molesworth Street, just round the corner.
- Blain, Michael. Wellington Cathedral of S Paul: A History 1840–2001.
- "Wellington Region". Retrieved 10 April 2014.
- 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)
- "Saint Paul's Cathedral, Wellington". Retrieved 29 December 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cathedral of Saint Paul, Wellington.|
- Wellington Cathedral of St Paul (official)
- Old St Paul's (New Zealand Historic Places Trust website for the second church)