Bishop’s Palace Tour, St Mary’s Bay: Saturday 10 August.

Event details

  • Saturday | August 10, 2019
  • 11:00 am
  • Pompallier Diocesan Centre, 30 New St, St Mary's Bay, 1011. Parking available on site.
  • Helen Geary 021208 7490

In the  Heritage Festival, tours of the Bishop’s Palace in St Mary’s Bay are regularly sold out. The Catholic Diocesan Centre has kindly made a tour available for Civic Trust members and friends on Saturday 10 August, from 11.00am to 12.30pm.

Following the tour, you are invited to walk a few minutes up St Mary’s Rd to Mary’s Cafe, for some light refreshments, provided by Civic Trust. Tea and coffee can be purchased from the cafe. 

The cafe is in the first Ponsonby Fire Station at 15 St Mary’s Rd, listed by Council as a Category B building.

The Bishop’s Palace was built in 1893-4 and is listed Category 1 by Heritage NZ, and Auckland Council Category A.

See here for  listing details:

Do note that this Winter Lecture tour is on a Saturday, rather than our usual Sunday timing.

Please RSVP to Helen Geary  email: or 021 208 7490, as tour numbers are limited and Mary’s Cafe needs catering numbers.

First Ponsonby Fire Station 1918

Mary’s Cafe