Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary
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Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary information
The austere Church of St Mary (1846) is NZ's oldest stone church and its newest cathedral! Its graveyard has the headstones of early settlers and soldiers who died during the Taranaki Land Wars, as well as those of several Māori chiefs. Check out the fabulous vaulted timber ceiling inside.