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Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel)

Address: 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)7 3224 3111
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Ranked #7 of 131 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A beautiful ample of early Brisbane - provides a peaceful respite in the CBD. The Saint Mary McKillop statue is a bonus! Well preserved & tranquil setting to reflect & wind down. I often see regulars coming back to St Stephens just as I have done.

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Redland Bay Qld
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Old Chapel, once the center of the Catholic Diocese of Brisbane now sits next to the larger Cathedral. Both are well a visit to experience the peaceful interiors after the bustle of Brisbane CBD. The Chapel has a sculpture made out of camphor-wood that lends a beautiful scent, a kind of permanent incense.

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Auckland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Every time we are in Brisbane we visit the old Chapel of St. Stephen's in the heart of Brisbane's CBD. Sculptor John Eliot used the trunk of a century-old camphor laurel tree for this masterpiece. He cut out the wood, then re-combined the elements to form this unique and meaningful statue of a true Australasian pioneer. I say 'Australasian', because... More 

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Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The cathedral is stunningly beautiful with an air of splendor. The stained glass windows are simply beautiful and when the sunlight streams through them light up the aisles with color. There are wonderful areas so make sure you walk right through the Cathedral. Its actually a cathedral.... While this is a plain cathedral by comparison it still has a selection... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is well worth a visit, beautiful architecture - view a piece of Brisbane's history, you will be glad you did.

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Adelaide
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A handsome and elegant church right in the heart of the city, walking distance from hotels and other attractions in Brisbane. Tastefully decorated, a place of peace and serenity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

At the main Cathedral the amazing architecture of the time with it's beautiful works of art in the stained glass pictures tell an eternal story. Beside is the original Chapel. it is peaceful and tells a story of life in early Brisbane for the faithful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This cathedral was so pretty and peaceful and even had a guided tour if you would like one. Everyone was so respectful and they even have a cute little bookshop next door if you would like to get anything as a remembrance!

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Cairns Region, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In the city, this beautiful old chapel is a haven to rest the weary mind and to reflect and pray.'You do not have to be religious to appreciate this little gem

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This little sandstone chapel right next to the larger St. Stephen's Church in Elizabeth Street is stunning, built around 1850, it is the oldest church in Queensland. It has been restored and was a delight to visit. Small in size, the interior is intimate with an unusual altar and a beautiful stained glass window depicting the life of St Stephen.... More 

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