St Mary’s closed – Cathedral open

The historic St Mary’s-in-Holy-Trinity has closed today for two months of building work.  New doors are being installed to provide better entry and egress.  A suspended canopy is to be installed between St Mary’s and Holy Trinity to provide a sheltered link to the Cathedral.  St Mary’s is a gothic revival timber church, acknowledged to be one of the finest examples of its kind in the world.  St Mary’s is rated a Category 1 building and this new work has been approved by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and Auckland Council Heritage.

The works in St Mary’s have been timed to coincide with the reopening of Holy Trinity Cathedral.  From today, all Services will be back in the Cathedral, with a Service to Celebrate the re-opening of Holy Trinity Cathedral on Sunday 21 September in the Nave.