NAU MAI HAERE MAI
IT IS TIME FOR US TO BE ‘HOME AGAIN’
To Strengthen, Restore and Reopen Sacred Heart Cathedral
A Warm Welcome
Sacred Heart Cathedral plays an important part in the life of the city of Wellington and of New Zealand. For the Catholic community, it is a sacred space.
The Cathedral houses the cathedra (seat) of Archbishop Paul Martin SM, Archbishop of Wellington. It is the Metropolitan Cathedral of New Zealand.
Whilst its importance for Catholics cannot be overstated, this Cathedral is an important part of New Zealand history and a fine example of the architectural style of noted architect Francis Petre. It’s a historic and architectural gem worth protecting.
The Cathedral is a place of beauty which inspires many. Here you will find a place of spiritual enrichment and a warm welcome whether you come here for worship, a pilgrimage, a concert, or time out from the busy city life. It is a sanctuary – a home, open to all.
We are in the final stages of an important restoration project, a project that will see the Cathedral re-opened after five years of earthquake strengthening and other interior and exterior works.
To open the doors once again, we will need your help. We ask that you support our Cathedral Restoration Campaign and get us ‘home again’. ✟
From Archbishop Paul Martin SM
My life and work in the Church has taken me all over New Zealand and the world. I feel very fortunate to have been led here at this pivotal time in the restoration process, as the Archbishop of the Wellington Archdiocese – all a part of God’s plan.
We’re about to embark on a new stage in the life of the Diocese and my desire is to see the church community support people in faith and help others to know Christ. I want the Cathedral to be a living house of prayer, where there are opportunities for people to gather and celebrate our faith, to praise God through music, work together to support others, learn about, and deepen our own faith and relationship with God.