St Patrick's Cathedral Presbytery Appeal
- $40,331.33 donated
- 115 generous donors
Help Us Restore This Heritage Building. Home to St Patrick's Cathedral priests c1888. Ensuring a Priestly Presence in the Heart of the City.
The St Patrick's Presbytery is a two-storey, brick building situated on the corner of Wyndham and Hobson Streets, Auckland Central. The Presbytery was built in 1888 to an Edward Mahoney design and has served as home to the Cathedral priests for over 125 years.
St Patrick's Presbytery is a Category A heritage building (Heritage NZ- register #2645) and the longest, continually lived-in residence in Auckland's CBD.
It is an earthquake-prone building with its brittle bricks and sea sand mortar, the roof leaks and the paintwork desperately requires attention. Its internal layout suffers from a 1970’s refit and our priests are increasingly vulnerable to the living conditions that are now a part of inner-city life.
Our hope is to provide a safe and secure home so that priests can live happily and healthily in our midst.
Please support the Presbytery Restoration Appeal as generously as you can. Many thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement.
Msgr Bernard Kiely
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The St Patrick's Cathedral Heritage Foundation was incorporated in 2002 as a charitable trust for the purposes of raising funds for the conservation and restoration of St Patrick's Cathedral, the Cathedral Presbytery and Liston House. Restoration work is always done in consultation with Auckland Council's Heritage Group and Heritage NZ staff.
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