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.
Father (Pa) Peter Tipene
Dean of the Cathedral
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.
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 redevelopment of Liston House.
Presbytery Restoration Project update 10 April 2019
St Patrick’s Cathedral Heritage Foundation has reopened its Givealittle page "Presbytery Restoration Project" because the construction phase of the project took longer than expected to commence. It is now expected the final payments for construction will be made in November 2019.