This is one of Wellington's oldest churches. Wesley Wellington Methodist Parish stands proudly in the heart of the city on busy arterial route, Taranaki Street. Although one of the most central of city churches, the Wesley stands sheltered from the main road behind twin pohutukawas that form an attractive archway. This Methodist church, designed by Thomas Turnbull and built in 1880, is constructed from native timbers both inside and out. Refurbished in 1998, the Wesley Center next door, has a pleasant coffee bar with Christian bookshop attached.