St Mary of the Angels, a diverse community, seeks to praise and thank God in a place of calm and beauty and strives to be Christ alive in Central Wellington.
The congregation is diverse in its ethnic make up. Slightly more than half of those present are NZ European. There are significant Filipino, Korean, and Chinese communities; there is a small part of the congregation who identify as NZ Maori; 14% of the congregation represents a diverse range of other smaller ethnic groups.
St Mary of the Angels is a ‘Parish Church’ for some. For many it is a devotional centre at the heart of the city. This blend of territorial parish and devotional centre helps give St Mary’s a unique character. When you add the atmosphere generated by the majesty and beauty of the environment it is easy to sense why so many want to call it ‘home’.