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St Peter's on Willis

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Panorama of the interior of St Peter's on Willis in Wellington. Sadly, the church caught fire on April 14th 2008, a couple of months after this image was taken. It shows the wooden interior and stained glass windows in the church and the church organ, which was badly damaged by the fire and efforts to put it out.

St Peter's on Willis - FURTHER INFORMATION

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St Peter's on Willis is an Anglican church in Wellington, a short distance from St Mary of the Angles. There has been a church on this site since 1848. The current building is the second church on the site, it is a wooden church built in Gothic Revival style with a corner spire. The building dates from 1879 and can seat 800 people. Inside, the church roof is paneled with Kauri wood with Gothic masks carved at the bases of the arches. The church makes a significant landmark in the inner city of Wellington, and has a strong reputation for care among the poor.

On 14 April 2008, a fire inside the church caused damage to the interior and to the organ. Repairs are underway, and much of the damage was caused by the water used to put out the fire. The organ, however, will require substantial repairs and is not thought to be finished before 2010.


St Peter's on Willis
211 Willis Street
Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4 472 1057


Willis Street is a one way road running north through central Wellington. The church is on the corner of Willis and Ghunzee Street.

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