Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North

The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Palmerston North, New Zealand. It was opened in 1925 as St Patrick's Church and was rededicated to the Holy Spirit as the cathedral when the diocese was established in 1980. In 1988 the cathedral was renovated, added to and reordered. The building was designed by the notable architect Frederick de Jersey Clere.[1][2] The building was designated a Category 1 historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1990.[3]

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
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40°21′06″S 175°37′02″E / 40.35166°S 175.61728°E / -40.35166; 175.61728Coordinates: 40°21′06″S 175°37′02″E / 40.35166°S 175.61728°E / -40.35166; 175.61728
Location197 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North
CountryNew Zealand
DenominationCatholic Edit this at Wikidata
Former name(s)St Patrick's Church
DedicationHoly Spirit
Dedicated22 March 1925
Past bishop(s)Peter Cullinane
Heritage designationCategory 1 (List No. 195)
Designated28 June`1990
Architect(s)Frederick de Jersey Clere
Architectural typeReinforced concrete
Construction cost£43,845
ParishCathedral of the Holy Spirit Parish
DiocesePalmerston North, New Zealand
Bishop(s)Bishop Charles Drennan
Priest in chargePeter Fahy
Assistant priest(s)Kevin Neal


  1. ^ "Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North". Diocese of Palmerston North. 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  2. ^ "History". Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Cathedral of the holy Spirit (Catholic)" (PDF). Historic Manawatu. 28 June 1990. Retrieved 18 March 2015.

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