A SACRED SPACE, OUR SPIRITUAL HOME
The Metropolitan Cathedral is an architectural gem and a place of beauty, which inspires many. Here you will find a place of spiritual enrichment and a warm welcome whether you come for Mass, a concert, a pilgrimage, or just time out from the busy city life. Whatever your connection with this sacred place, you can sense its significance in the story of both the Catholic and the wider Wellington community.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the Roman Catholic tradition, the heart of each diocese is a church that contains the chair of the Bishop. That chair is called a “cathedra”, hence the name cathedral. The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of Saint Mary, his Mother houses the cathedra of John A Cardinal Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington. As the seat of the senior bishop of New Zealand, Sacred Heart is designated the Metropolitan Cathedral.