Sir David Carruthers

“St Mary of the Angels Church has always appealed to me as a lovely, peaceful place in the midst of the bustle and clamour of a busy commercial setting.”

“It expresses, in the midst of the noise of the cars, buses, trucks and all the busyness of life today, the eternal values of faith, love, hope and peace without which nothing has real meaning.”

Sir David Carruthers

Right Honourable Jim Bolger

“St Mary of the Angels has always had special significance for me.”

“ It was the Church I attended during my years in Wellington, a place of great beauty and tranquility. Many sacrifices were made to build St Mary’s nearly 100 years ago. It’s up to us now to ensure that this wonderful legacy is safeguarded for generations to come.”

Right Honourable Jim Bolger

Sir Anand Satyanand

“For Catholic people visiting Wellington, a visit to St Mary of the Angels provides an experience that evokes devotion mixed with history and nostalgia, most especially when there is music and liturgy to engage with.”

“ St Mary of the Angels is a statement of the Catholic heritage of our country and its preservation will ensure that this legacy remains.”

Sir Anand Satyanand

Sir John Todd

“For nearly 100 years Wellington and its people have admired and enjoyed a wonderful piece of Gothic architecture.”

“ St Mary of the Angels is right in the middle of our city on a site of central significance. St Mary’s has meant so much to us. More than just a Church, it has been a major edifice in our city’s wonderful environment. And now, fickle nature has given us a challenge to preserve an icon which we recognise as one of our national treasures.”

Sir John Todd

Dame Beverley Wakem

“My association with St Mary’s goes back over 60 years – both as a parishioner and for a brief period singing with the choir as I studied with Maxwell Fernie.”

“The Church has been the centre of worship for Catholics, and a great many others, for nearly a hundred years. It is a beautiful building which deserves to be preserved not only as an iconic landmark, but also because it is a sanctuary in the city and a centre for outstanding choral performance. St Mary’s contributes much to the vibrancy of Wellington.”

Dame Beverley Wakem