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Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel)

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249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3224 3111
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Humble History

The Gothic Revival St Stephen's Cathedral had humble beginnings. Built opposite the prison, now the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
Archbishop Francis Rush had a brain for detail. He had the old hideous place refurbished

In Brisbane this was never to be the Cathedral. It was to be in the Valley. Grand as St. Pauls... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Francis D
Ipswich, Australia
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249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3224 3111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gothic Revival St Stephen's Cathedral had humble beginnings. Built opposite the prison, now the post office building, the small stone chapel was built in Elizabeth Street between 1864 and 1922. The beautiful stained glass windows come from Germany and France and you can see...More

Thank Banjo_dog65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Brisbane this was never to be the Cathedral. It was to be in the Valley. Grand as St. Pauls Cathedral. The Archbishop put the cash into shares in Oil wells near Roma. Lost the lot. Hence the "Cathedral" was never built. Beside the Cathedral...More

Thank Francis D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet another venue where volunteers play a huge part in sharing the background and history, we were lucky enough to be here just at the right time and get an off duty volunteer to give us a tour, what a lovely church and some very...More

Thank Mary Ann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My great great grandparents and my great grandparents were married here in the respective churches so to see these lovely buildings so beautifully preserved is a wonderful connection for me. There is a carved timber sculpture of St Mary McKillop, Australia's first saint, at the...More

Thank Gaillimh2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This beautiful church is well worth visiting regardless of your denomination, it is very central and is a place of quiet and reflection in a very busy city.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

from the facade to the inside of this church, everything was beautifully done.. the only downfall of this church is the boise coming from the behicles outside.. it can be a little disturbing during the mass.. other than that, it was beautiful!

Thank Macky M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This cathedral doesn't look much on the outside but is a bit of a gem on the inside. The stained glass windows in particular are well worth a visit.

Thank jon0269
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Cathedral is certainty architecturally brilliant, and quite traditional in that sense, while being perfectly preserved and maintained. The interior is beautiful with ornaments and features that are very 'religious' as you'd expect. Although the site is fairly centrally located and eady to access it...More

18  Thank paug178
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This was the first Catholic Church and is the oldest church in Queensland. It was completed in 1850. There is a contemporary timber sculpture of Mary Mac Killop who worshipped here when she lived briefly at Kangaroo Point.

1  Thank Carol W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Stunning cathedral. Loved their interpretation of the stations of the cross. Magnificent crucifix with Christ reaching out from the cross

Thank deacondawn
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