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Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel)

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Address: 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3224 3111
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Beautiful old cathedral

We visited this cathedral twice, once in the evening and also attended mass here in the morning for Assumption day. This is a beautiful piece of architecture. The cathedral is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this cathedral twice, once in the evening and also attended mass here in the morning for Assumption day. This is a beautiful piece of architecture. The cathedral is the centre of catholicism in Brisbane. Easy to find within the CBD area, not far from Woolsworth.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original chapel standing beside the much larger and newer Cathedral of St Stephen is a step back in time. Constructed in 1850 as the first Catholic church then cathedral, it provides a tranquil place for prayer and meditation. A large timber statue of Mary Mackillop by architect John Elliott dominates the front section near the alter, and is too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked into the jungle of high rising towers of greed is the old St. Stephens cathedral, now Chapel. sSrene and cozy inside with one of the most magnificent modern altarpieces I have ever seen. A wonderful island of belief and trust in this bustling business district.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral is a peaceful place solemn place with beautiful ancient and modern architecture. I manage to attend morning and evening mass. The feeling in the church is peace and uplifting.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time to attend mass service here. Very nice and well attended. I enjoyed the choir, beautiful voices and well,organized.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The old cathedral, a small place is very interesting to visit , and to pray. The new one, a huge cathedral is very beautiful from an arquitectonic point of view and a place of pray too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Cathedral is beautifully restored with a touch of modernity that is practical while adhering to heritage concerns. It is a peaceful refuge within a bustling city. A feeling of tangible respect for all it represents and all others visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The catholic cathedral is a fine neo-gothic building from the late 19th century. Next door is a chapel designed by the great British architect Pugin.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This Neo Gothic Cathedral is not only of historical and heritage value,it is uplifting and beautiful. The stained glass window were imported from throughout Europe in the 19th century, and all tell different stories as you thread your way through the Church. The feeling in the Church, is one of peace and uplifting, and I could sit or wander for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I attended a 6 pm Mass on Saturday with a fairly good crowd. The priest did a fine job and the church is quite well cared for. The chairs and kneelers, however, are old school wood with no padding. Location is excellent, right near center of town.

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