St James’ Church & the Lower Hutt Civic Centre: Talks, Concert & Open Days

St James’ Church & the Lower Hutt Civic Centre: Talks, Concert & Open Days

Come visit St James’ Church for talks, a concert, and an open day from Lower Hutt Archives and St James’ Church community groups.

Laura, Senior Advisor for the Hutt City Archives, will share a brief overview of the history and significance of the Lower Hutt Civic Centre Historic Area, a heritage-listed area, which includes Riddiford Park, War Memorial Library, Town Hall and administration building, and St James’ Church and graveyard.

Liz Friend from St James’ Church will also talk about the St James’ church precinct and recently upgraded church graveyard, where many Lower Hutt dignitaries have been buried since 1845.

The talks will be the first hour of each event.

A special concert will happen on Thursday 28 October at 12:30pm after the talk.

The church and a display about the church will be avaliable for viewing between 11:30am–5pm on Thursday, and 2pm–5pm on Saturday.

No booking is required.

Location: St James’ Church 70 Woburn Road Lower Hutt

Cost: Free


Health & Safety: Free 2-hour public parking available behind the church. Wheelchair access available. Health and safety plan available on request.

St James’ Church & Hutt City Council Archives

St James’ Church is part of the Anglican Parish of Lower Hutt along with All Saints Belmont. St James’ Church has a proud history of community involvement in Lower Hutt since 1841. Contact for more information about St James’ Church and graveyard or church/hall venue hire. The Hutt City Council Archives contain information and records on the history of the Council and its activities across Lower Hutt. This includes the records of many Lower Hutt based boards and authorities. Email us at to find out more or make an appointment.

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