Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Northland Region / Bay of Islands / Paihia / St Paul's Anglican Church
St Paul's Anglican Church remains one of New Zealand's most notable churches. Dating back to 1925, the historic bluestone building is actually the fourth iteration of New Zealand's very first church, which stood at the same place back in 1823. History buffs should check out the gravestones in the back--several important Europeans from the 19th century lie buried in the adjoining graveyard--and the country's second oldest hand organ. Put St Paul's Anglican Church into our Paihia driving holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Paihia.
St Paul's Anglican Church reviews
All lit up it looks amazing at night time and you'll likely walk past if you're staying further down the beach and want to go into Paihia for dinner. Didn't go in, but I can only imagine the inside... more »
We attended a recent Sunday service here, and met the great-great-great grandson of James Williams, former missionary to the area. He was a lovely gentleman, dressed in white robe and surplice... more »
Beautiful church, architecture seems striking because of where it is and surrounding buildings. Gorgeous inside and beautiful out. more »
St Paul's is the sixth church built on this site and was constructed using Kawakawa stone in 1925. It stands on the site of the original mission church, a simple, bulrush hut erected in 1823. Look for the native birds in the stained glass above the altar.
No priest tonight, 80% of goers are out of town visitors, nonetheless the atmosphere was good. Beautiful looking building, well maintained.
Old church with long history. Among the graves here lies Agnes Busby, wife of James Busby, who was New Zealand's first jurist; effectively the the first lawman of NZ! Also credited as the father of Australian wine, having bought the first stock of French and Spanish vines to AUS.
An interesting place. Looks spooky at night with a cold medievil look among the gravestones
The stonework is still solid and the steeple newish but the attractions are graves of the 1820's missionaries and their descendants-- laid out unconventionally. Two doors down is the their "shipyard," too.
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