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Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel)

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Address: 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Great Architecture

I don't normally going to church, however I pass this Old Church and somehow is lure me into this Holly Place. Beautiful architecture and love the high ceiling and feel really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't normally going to church, however I pass this Old Church and somehow is lure me into this Holly Place. Beautiful architecture and love the high ceiling and feel really cool inside, Great place to find peace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Stephens church is beautiful church in middle of city. It has spectacular stained glass windows and interior design. It has a simply elegant chapel next door that has a wooden replica of Mary Mackillop. It is a vision to see the intricate art work.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building and well worth a visit. We also attended a service and enjoyed the experience. It is worth taking some time out of your day to experience the beauty of this lovely Church

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is a small taste of the original settlement of Brisbane and gives you an idea of the importance of religion among the original settlers. I like the way this church has been modernised but still retains the original characteristics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

We visited this cathedral twice, once in the evening and also attended mass here in the morning for Assumption day. This is a beautiful piece of architecture. The cathedral is the centre of catholicism in Brisbane. Easy to find within the CBD area, not far from Woolsworth.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

The original chapel standing beside the much larger and newer Cathedral of St Stephen is a step back in time. Constructed in 1850 as the first Catholic church then cathedral, it provides a tranquil place for prayer and meditation. A large timber statue of Mary Mackillop by architect John Elliott dominates the front section near the alter, and is too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Tucked into the jungle of high rising towers of greed is the old St. Stephens cathedral, now Chapel. sSrene and cozy inside with one of the most magnificent modern altarpieces I have ever seen. A wonderful island of belief and trust in this bustling business district.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

The Cathedral is a peaceful place solemn place with beautiful ancient and modern architecture. I manage to attend morning and evening mass. The feeling in the church is peace and uplifting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

My first time to attend mass service here. Very nice and well attended. I enjoyed the choir, beautiful voices and well,organized.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The old cathedral, a small place is very interesting to visit , and to pray. The new one, a huge cathedral is very beautiful from an arquitectonic point of view and a place of pray too

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