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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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wonderful old church

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW 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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a place that even locals haven't always taken advantage of visiting. This chapel is a building from the convict early days in Brisbane and it stands proudly beside the big newer cathedral. It houses an amazing statue of St Mary of the Cross - Mary Mackillop who worshipped there when in Brisbane. Take the time to read the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a Cathedral that has stood the test of times and has managed to attract devotees for many centuries. The place has become old of late but still maintains the age old charm. Adjacent to the Cathedral is a small chapel that houses the St. Mary Mackillop. Its Unique feature is it is sculpted from camphor laurel wood whose... More 

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

A most beautiful Chapel. . Stone throughout. . a great venue for an intimate Wedding. . Anniversary Celebration.. in the heart of the City. .

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

Magnificent church,right in the heart of the city,beautiful inside and out,with regular services and attended by many city workers in their lunch hours

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I started thinking that the cathedral doesn't have the grandeur and wealth of beautiful religious art that the European cathedrals have but that would be unfair because we are in Brisbane, not Rome or Florence and our history in relation to cathedrals started much later. St Stephen's is an elegant cathedral which appears to draw a loyal and regular congregation,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The cathedral is very nice and very serene. Every mass I have attended here felt so solemn wether or not it was Archbishop Mark Coleridge officiating the mass. Hearing the organ just brings chills. A nice place to go to and reflect, right in the middle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Attended sunset mass at this cathedral. There were stained glass windows all around. Wished I had more time to look around but it was getting late. I'd come back here again the next time I visit Brisbane.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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