NAU MAI HAERE MAI
HELP US STRENGTHEN THIS HISTORIC HOME
To Strengthen, Restore and Reopen Sacred Heart Cathedral
NAU MAI HAERE MAI WELCOME
In July 2018, the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart was classified earthquake-prone and closed due to safety concerns. A home parish for hundreds and a place of welcome and solace for many visitors, this sacred space waits for new life.
In August 2020, work to strengthen and restore the Cathedral began and we look forward with confident hope to a fully restored taonga (treasure). With more than $11 million of the $16.5 million required to complete this project now secured, efforts are underway to raise the remaining $5.5 million.
To succeed we will need the support of the entire Catholic community across Aotearoa New Zealand and others committed to preserving this historic building and the 115 year old pipe organ that graces its decor. This Category 1 Historic Building deserves our love and attention and we thank those individuals and families, trusts and foundations, the City Council, Government and businesses who have generously supported the project to date.
With their support and yours, this historic treasure will be preserved and future generations will again benefit from its warm welcome. On behalf of the Archdiocese of Wellington and Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish we invite you to be part of the future by making a gift to support this historic Cathedral and architectural gem.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koe!
WE HOPE AND PRAY...
In 2023, with base isolation and seismic strengthening completed, interior and exterior restoration work done, and the historic Hobday organ refurbished, our Cathedral, closed since 2018, will be reopened.
Our Archbishop, Cardinal John Dew will lead the celebration of Mass, honouring the 175th anniversary of the Diocese, with choir and music accompanying the voices of the faithful in songs of praise and thanksgiving.
For all of this we hope and pray.