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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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Australia's only saint

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I saw several churches as I walked along Ann Street, none of them is the Catholic Church I was looking for. Through the help of the Tourist Office and the map they gave me, I finally found it. This church is located (behind the General Post Office) at the Elizabeth Street. I used the alley of the GPO and soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's a place that bring peace, a chapel that connects the history on Brisbane. Unique sculpture of Jesus and Mother Marry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

lovely little church - oldest in Queensland. A shrine to the only Catholic saint in Australia. Holy and beautiful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A wonderful old Church in the heart of the City. Architecturally historic in Brisbane. Beautifully sedate inside. The stained glass windows immediately but serenely demand your attention. The Chapel which was the original Church on the site is an inspirational place to enter, sit, render a silent prayer, and meditate in the peace and serenity of this special sanctuary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Magnificent old Church and Chapel buildings in the Brisbane CBD. This piece of period architecture in the Brisbane city is a stand out for its design and beautiful period features. The church itself is open every day and you must enter the building itself to appreciate the size and the detail with all the period features of a bygone era.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Brilliant! You won't miss the windows. They are fantastic and amazing. Also, you can light a candle there to prey for your beloved ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

lf you are in to old churches, and buildings this really is a must. The tranquility of the chapel can lead ones thoughts to bygone times, when one can only imagine pioneers lives and struggles. And also their time spent here in worship.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

nice old church in the heart of brisbane. the modern sanctuary behind the alter is an interesting touch. tour guides here were very friendly and offered great information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A sacred place situated at the heart of the city.It's amazing building built on May 12 1850. A shrine of Mary Mackillop located in st. Stephen's Chapel is the oldest church in Queensland.She was declared the Patron of Archdiocese of Brisbane in 2009.

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