Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary has been the heart of the Taranaki Community since 1846. We encourage and support the work of community focused groups.

There are a number of rooms available in which to book groups or event.

The Peace Hall Complex is a hall (with stage and toilet facilities), kitchen and lounge – connected by a hallway, but able to be used separately.  This is a special and historic building, designed by local architects Messenger, Griffiths and Taylor and the foundation stone was laid on 1 June 1924 by Mayor Frank Wilson.  The building was erected to commemorate the termination of the Great War, 11 November 1918.

Currently the Peace Hall is Taranaki's Interim Cathedral, a dedicated space of worhip, and as such is not available for hire.

The Peace Lounge and Kitchen are still able to be hired.

The Hatherly Hall Complex is the foyer into the Cathedral (which is currently closed for eath  and doubles as a hall with an adjoining kitchen.  This hall is often used for refreshments after funerals. 


37 Vivian St, New Plymouth

40 Vivian St, New Plymouth (Peace Hall complex)

Office Hours

Monday — Friday, 9am - 3pm.


Plenty of off-street-parking, a dedicated car park at the Peace Hall, and plenty of street parking on non-work days.

Rooms available:

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  • Can comfortably seat up to 250
  • Table/chairs/form seating available at no extra cost
  • Toilet facilities for male and female
  • Stage
  • Arrangements can be made to set out the chairs/tables for a small cost
  • Car park - up to 30 cars

Peace Lounge

  • Can comfortably seat up to 70
  • Technical equipment available – Ceiling-mounted Video Projector & Sound Desk (See cost below)
  • Table/chairs/form seating available at no extra cost
  • Car park – up to 30 parks 

Peace Hall Kitchen

  • Medium sized kitchen with large island workbench and plenty of other bench space.
  • Two ovens and dishwasher
  • Opens into the Peace Lounge


  • Large Hall adjacent to the cathedral.
  • Can comfortably fit up to 60
  • Seating available.
  • Use of Hatherly Kitchen can be included

 Hatherly Hall Kitchen 

  • Large kitchen/catering facilities
  • 2 ovens, 1 microwave
  • Trolley’s/hot water urns (2)
  • Crockery and cutlery available

 Hatherly Meeting Room

This room is now the Chapel of the Upper Room. Hireage is restricted to events of a sacred nature.

  • Large lounge can comfortably seat up to 40
  • Upright Piano

Hatherly Library

  • Small lounge can comfortably seat up to 10
  • Use of Hatherly Kitchen can be included


For more information or to book, contact admin@taranakicathedral.org.nz