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-6pm every day to give you an opportunity to visit, sit quietly and pray, meditate or light a prayer candle. There is no entry fee.

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

POSTPONED until Sunday 4th September at 10am

180-year Celebration of Anglican worship on Piki Mai

Entries are now open for the Cathedral's Christmas Tree Festival.

KidSing - Our Junior Choir Scholarship Programme is starting in September, conducted by our Choral Director Nigel Weeks QSMan exciting musical opportunity for primary & intermediate students

Due to weather emergency in Nelson, the Sunday 21st Evensong and Refresh on Monday evening are cancelled. Normal services for Sunday 21st are being held at 8am & 10am and livestreamed at 10am.