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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 142 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Redland Bay Qld
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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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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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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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39 reviews 39 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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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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