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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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Amazingly big and beautiful

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... read more

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Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 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 17 November 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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