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The cathedral is very modern and stands proud above the centre of the town. The interior is light and airy, and very peaceful. We were impressed with the modern art hanging from the rafters, an ingenious interpretation of Stairway to Heaven.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RonP967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This impressive cathedral sits at the end of Nelsons main street. There is no formal cost to go inside but you are welcomed to make a donation. Lovely stain glass windows and an interesting pipe organ. Well worth a look if you are interested in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The recent Christmas Tree display showed many branches of community care groups in the Nelson district; their thoughts and intents. Lovely touch to a very ornate and symbolic building.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Cathedral located on a small hill on the edge of the central business area of Nelson. History of the church is well presented and the building itself is very impressive. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank greghJ2308TD
Reviewed 7 January 2019

What a treat to be able to walk through the nave of this Cathedral. Lots of history and impressive architecture. Well worth doing while you're out and about looking at shops.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scott M
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely church. Interesting architecture. Peaceful. Worth a visit. Had a pretty display of Xmas trees.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank weneer
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peterman999
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

A visit to Christ Church Cathedral was a highlight of our day. Exercise walking up the stairs and walking around the building. The stained glass windows are superb and the bell tower is something to behold. Spoke with parishioners inside setting up the Christmas tree...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trail711651
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Beautiful to be able to walk up to the cathedral with the students. Gorgeous grounds to sit and picnic on.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Few churches have such an accidented history as this Cathedral (built-up, demolished, built up again, damaged by fire, re-built). Its centric location, yet looks isolated and is very charming because is in the middle of a green area and on top of a small hill....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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