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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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+61 7 3224 3111
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Still in use - from the early settlers till today

This is the original church on the site. It dates bacteria to the days of the first free settlers. The roof is wood tiles. The building of local stone. Much work has been done... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the original church on the site. It dates bacteria to the days of the first free settlers. The roof is wood tiles. The building of local stone. Much work has been done in recent years restoring the building inside and out. It is still in use for Catholic worship. It is a popular place for weddings. (The above... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love an old sandstone building so cool and peaceful inside on a hot day - just sit and enjoy the smell and feel

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why is it that the churches hold the prime locations? As with all churches, they're part of the fabric of most Australian cities and have been in place since the inception of the city. Always an interesting visit regardless of your religion as the architecture and history is always fascinating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many of the local faithful were in prayer when we visited. We sat in the back and admired the chapel and the stained glass windows.

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Wow it is a very big Cathedral we got to church a bit late because we got lost after parking our car in the car park station across the road. Needs more parking space for visitors just by the church, otherwise we pay. It was also ridiculously hot inside, needs ceiling fans instead of the stand ones at some corners.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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 31 December 2016

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 29 December 2016

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 24 November 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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