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Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel)

249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3224 3111
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Nice sandstone building

Located along Elizabeth Street, I stumbled into this beautiful sandstone building whilst exploring... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AzlanFirman
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
via mobile
Guided tour with Pat

When we called in we were offerred a tour by a volunteer guide named Pat. Normally I just look on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Albywon
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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+61 7 3224 3111
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located along Elizabeth Street, I stumbled into this beautiful sandstone building whilst exploring the Brisbane city at night. Very nice new gothic architecture typical of the era when Brisbane was growing as the adminstrative centre of colonial Queensland. It was a shame I couldn't explore...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we called in we were offerred a tour by a volunteer guide named Pat. Normally I just look on my own but I must say it was well worth spending the time with him as he pointed out alot of features including the Unity...More

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is right in the middle of Brisbane City. It's such a gorgeous space - beautiful to look at, but also comfortable and peaceful to be in (some are very grand but austere). We've been to several choral performances here and they are truly...More

Thank thebollaerts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were very impressed with our visit. It is apparent that lots of enthusiastic people work hard behind the scenes to ensure the beauty of this lovely place.

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is the second time I've been to this cathedral. I took my wife, her friend and my family from overseas and each of them loved the place. My family from overseas have been to a lot of catholic churches in Croatia and found this...More

Thank DEK_29
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely surprise to fall upon. We had heard about the cathedral and stumbled upon her as we walked our way around the city centre. What we really loved was this old original church and her extraordinary camphor laurel carving of Mary MacKillop-...More

Thank M7799RCdeborahc
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Went to 0800 mass at this Cathedral. Quite small for a Cathedral but a wonderful building. Was asked to take up the offertory which was a great privilege. Cathedral in centre of CBD. Very easy to find.

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Gothic Revival St Stephen's Cathedral had humble beginnings. Built opposite the prison, now the post office building, the small stone chapel was built in Elizabeth Street between 1864 and 1922. The beautiful stained glass windows come from Germany and France and you can see...More

Thank Banjo_dog65
Reviewed 6 September 2017

In Brisbane this was never to be the Cathedral. It was to be in the Valley. Grand as St. Pauls Cathedral. The Archbishop put the cash into shares in Oil wells near Roma. Lost the lot. Hence the "Cathedral" was never built. Beside the Cathedral...More

Thank Francis D
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Yet another venue where volunteers play a huge part in sharing the background and history, we were lucky enough to be here just at the right time and get an off duty volunteer to give us a tour, what a lovely church and some very...More

Thank Mary Ann W
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skivrah
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Response from EmceeWaitakere | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Skivvy: for 'alas', please read 'also'
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