Imagine your child’s christening at our treasured historic church.

Closed for seismic strengthening

Old St Paul's is closed to the public for seismic strengthening work from Saturday 4 May until July 2020.  Please contact us to discuss venue hire for August 2020 onwards.

Baptismal font

Famed for its glowing wooden interior and beautiful stained glass windows, Old St Paul’s offers an intimate, welcoming, and tranquil setting for your ceremony.

Old St Paul’s is a consecrated, non-denominational church, and you may have a religious christening or a naming ceremony.

Since the sacrament of baptism symbolises entry to the church community, the baptistery with its baptism font is located near the entry to the church.  The beautiful stone font came from England in 1866 and is one of the original furnishings of the church.

Hiring Old St Paul’s for a christening/naming ceremony

Old St Paul’s does not have a resident clergy so you will need to organise your own minister or celebrant.  Please note that celebrant fees are not included in the Old St Paul’s christening fee.

Our christening package includes:

  • The hire of Old St Paul’s and grounds for one hour. Please note the hire time of the church and grounds begins 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony
  • Use of the historic font
  • Professionally arranged seasonal flowers
  • Beautiful stained glass windows and the glowing wooden interior of this architectural masterpiece for your perfect photo backdrop
  • Convenient central location – only minutes from the waterfront, transport hub, CBD and popular reception venues.

Our package price: NZ$ 300.00 incl. GST

The services of our Director of Music (organ or grand piano) are available on request - $150.00 incl. GST.