Auckland Churches and Cathedrals

(Auckland, North Island, New Zealand NZ)

Auckland ChurchesThe churches and similar places of worship in Auckland are certainly plentiful, and many have interesting and unusual stories to tell. Particularly special is Saint Patrick's Cathedral on Wyndham Street, which presides over St. Patrick's Square and is just a few blocks away from the Viaduct Basin, Freemans Bay and the Auckland Beachlands ferry terminal.

Standing to the south-east and on Parnell Road is the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, which is close to the Auckland War Memorial Museum and Newmarket Park. The Holy Trinity Cathedral has its origins in the middle of the 19th century, although this particular incarnation dates back to 1897.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Address: 43 Wyndham Street / St. Patrick's Square, Auckland, 1001, North Island, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)9 303 4509
Saint Patrick's is a Roman Catholic cathedral dating back to the 1880s. Featuring striking Gothic-style architecture with tremendous attention to detail, other attractions here include a wooden ceiling, a tall church spire, attractive gardens and a religious gift shop.
Open hours: daily

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Address: 446 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, 1001, North Island, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)9 302 7203
The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is a large Anglican church, hosting many seasonal events and activities throughout the year, including well-attended Thanksgiving services and concerts. Regular guided tours are available, providing a real insight into the history of this striking building.
Open hours: daily

Anglican Cathedral Church of St. Mary

Address: 437 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Built in 1886, the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. Mary is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of a Gothic-style wooden church in the world. With exceptional craftsmanship, in 1982 the entire church was placed on rollers and successfully moved to the other side of Parnell Road. St. Mary's is one of a number of churches in the city built by Bishop Selwyn, an early Anglican Missionary living in New Zealand.
Open hours: daily

Saint Andrew's Church

Address: Symonds Street, Auckland, 1001, North Island, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)9 373 5956
Saint Andrew's, in the centre of the city, is a Presbyterian church with impressive architecture, including large columns and classical features. Dating back to the mid-19th century, highlights include a large interior, many detailed carvings and regular parish services.
Open hours: daily

Other churches and religious buildings located in Auckland and nearby areas of New Zealand's North island include: