St. Joseph's Cathedral - Dunedin, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 45° 52.475 E 170° 29.902
59G E 461069 N 4919764
Quick Description: Historic Catholic cathedral in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/12/2013 6:36:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMGC3M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
"St Joseph's Cathedral in Dunedin, New Zealand, is the Roman Catholic Cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. It is located in City Rise, some 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) to the west of the city centre.

The cathedral was designed by Francis Petre, who also designed the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch and Sacred Heart Cathedral in Wellington. Construction of the Gothic style Cathedral started in 1878, during the episcopacy of Bishop Patrick Moran. It was used for its first church service in February 1886, and was completed in its unfinished state in May 1886, at a cost of £22,500. The original design, however,was for a much larger building, with a tall spire with a height of 60 meters over the transept.

St Joseph's Cathedral is located beside St Dominic's Priory, also designed by Petre, in 1876. The Priory is no longer used, except for one room utilised by the Cathedral choir. The Cathedral Chapel is situated behind the Priory, and the Traditional Latin Mass is still celebrated there every Sunday. Behind the Cathedral is the Catholic Pastoral Centre, containing the Bishop's office and also the Catholic library.

The cathedral has undergone several modifications, the most notable being the removal of the High Altar after Vatican II; it was returned after a long sojourn in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The side altar was dismantled in early 1970, and has since been made into a large Tabernacle, kept in the Blessed Sacrament chapel beside the sanctuary. A new Reconciliation Room has been added to replace the old confessionals in the nave of the cathedral." - Wikipedia

The cathedral is listed as a Category I building on the New Zealand Heritage Trust Register.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1887

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:00 AM

Street address of Church:
300 Rattray Street
Dunedin, New Zealand


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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