Haere mai Piki Mai

Welcome to your Nelson Cathedral, a living church and place of worship and prayer and enjoying a reputation for musical excellence.


Christ Church Cathedral (Nelson Anglican Cathedral) is the principal church of the Diocese of Nelson, New Zealand.

The Maori name for the hill on which the Cathedral stands is Piki Mai, which means "come up hither".

Our worship follows traditional Anglican patterns with organ and regular robed choir, although we also have less formal worship services.

We are open from 8:30am-7pm every day to give you an opportunity to visit, sit quietly and pray, meditate or light a prayer candle. There is no entry fee. Winter closing time is 6pm.

Kid's Programme at the 10am Sunday Family Service and toy area.


Christmas Tree Festival

Nov 26-Jan 15 

See 70 lit & decorated Christmas trees inside the lovely Cathedral setting on daily 8:30am-7pm

Free Weekday Concerts in Dec at 1pm

Late night Fridays Dec 9, 16, 23, 30

Free Lunchtime Concerts amongst the Christmas Trees begin on 1 Dec 

KidSing    Our Junior Choir Scholarship Programme has started, conducted by our Choral Director Nigel Weeks QSMan exciting musical opportunity for primary & intermediate students, enrolments being accepted now.