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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 (0)7 3224 3111
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Early Brisbane Church

Easy walk to Elizabeth Street, Brisbane city, to see the little stone church of the 1800s. A quiet place for visiting or reflection during your stay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Easy walk to Elizabeth Street, Brisbane city, to see the little stone church of the 1800s. A quiet place for visiting or reflection during your stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The history of the old church and new church is impressive. Do not miss the excellent docent led tour after weekday 10 a.m. Mass. A must see even if you are not Catholic. Bring your camera!!! Church is located in the central business district. Easy walking.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I took my children to the baptisim of one of my best friends children. St Stephens is a beautiful place to visit yo view the stained glass windows, the art work and stations of the cross. It is an old building but it is in good condition. The gardens are well kept too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What is there not to like about this Church when you are in there. The wonderful architecture, stained glass windows, the Christening Area and also the small Church at the side with the wooden altar.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Took my visiting cousin from Chicago to show her the beautiful little chapel where our son was married in 2006. Many happy memories for me and she was delighted to visit this historical building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Just saw this wonderful shrine not only to God but also the people of Australia. You get a true appreciation for the struggles of the early church. Had a great guide Michael.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I don't know what that thing hanging at the front is, but it's not Christ Crucified. It looks more like a zombie scarecrow tangled in a bedsheet. I'm serious. Also, there was no parking that I could see on a Saturday morning, and I spent 35 minutes finding a spot a few blocks away. The Stations of the Cross were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

I was told this was a stunning, serene space that derived its beauty from its simplicity, so I was so excited to experience this space dedicated to Mary for myself. But when I visited it had just undergone changes and now it looks like any other garish church in Australia. Everyone who entered when I was there shook their head... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Ok, my other review rates the Anglican Church better but this is still worth a visit. Here we have a moderate cathedral but with the advantage of the smaller St Stephen's Chapel and its wonderful sculpture depicting Mary MacKillop, Australia's first canonised saint in 2010. Self guide brochures are available highlighting the history of these buildings and information on other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Inside this chapel, which is the oldest in Queensland, is an awe inspiring statue of Mary MacKillop who worshipped here in 1869/71. She was canonised in 2010. The sculptor, John Elliott, used a hundred year old camphor laurel tree which he sliced up and hollowed out then reassembled into the figure of Mary. The faint smell of camphor seems to... More 

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