Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Nelson / Christ Church Cathedral
Visit Christ Church Cathedral, an impressive, modern place of worship located in the city center. Construction of the current building lasted from 1925 to 1965 and involved the sourcing of marble from the Pakikiruna Range and granite from Tonga Beach. The bell tower's elongated shape and skeletal form give great photo opportunities of the sky visible through the structure. Step inside to see the bright, bold stained glass windows. Whether you visit for spiritual or architectural reasons, the chapel represents a welcoming place for all. Do keep in mind, however, that it remains an active church, so be respectful of those who have come to worship. Take the guesswork out of planning a Nelson vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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Very light and bright for a cathedral. Beautiful stained glass windows. Love the grey stone. So different to old world cathedrals but with obvious same heritage. more »
We must have organised our visit just right as the lovely organ was being played. Lots of opportunities to stop and mediate /pray during this visit. Various memorials, including to Robert Snodgrass... more »
Very beautiful church. It's located on the center of Nelson. If you want is good to search about the story.
We popped in here after a walk through the town centre and there was a Christmas Tree exhibition on as well as some Christmas art hanging from the ceiling - a great mixture of modern and old. We felt welcome and were impressed by how well it has been maintained.
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