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Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel)

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Feel Peaceful and sit for a while

If you work in the city, are visiting or just passing by I am sure if you just walk into this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kaye M
Brisbane, Australia
A lovely church.

Tucked between the high-rising building, this is a beautiful church, inside out. The acoustics in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3224 3111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you work in the city, are visiting or just passing by I am sure if you just walk into this church to pray, walk around or just sit there you will feel calm and melancholy and breathe easily. You you don't have to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is in the financial area of the city and similar to St John's cathedral with victorian gothic style, colourful windows and walls and an ornate alter.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked between the high-rising building, this is a beautiful church, inside out. The acoustics in the church is lovely and one cannot hear the hectic street outside. There's another smaller, less impressive, chapel next to the church.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

What a beautiful building! Well worth a look. There are mass times available. There is a cafe on sight that is run by volunteers that provides meals and or coffee at reasonable prices.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vanessa k
Reviewed 26 October 2018

My Wife and I have Attended Yearly Memorial Services for Asbestos Victims in this Glorious Cathedral over the Past 8 Yrs . I also Sit in there early and look at the Wonderful Building Craftsmanship . You can Travel to Central railway Station and walk...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank raquelneric
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Located near to Eagle Pier, the cathedral's architecture is simple and traditional, with some nice stained glass windows. The interior isn’t anything out of the ordinary but the church does offer a lovely and peaceful space in the city.Free to visit and worth a quick...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Still lovely nothing has really changed since I was in there quite a few years ago - always cool & clean.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anne S
Reviewed 19 September 2018

You don't have to be of the faith to feel the calm and powerful intensity of this church. The beauty of the period is a back drop to the feeling of unity felt kneeling in the pews. This is also but more intense in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I comes to this church to accomany my mother to attend the mass. I like the architecfure of this church, especially interior. Also, when I sit and pray, I feel the peace & quit. Everyone are welcome to come and visit the church. There are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vinsnich
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I could feel the love of God and mother Mary. Thankyou God for helping me find this spot so I could stop by and relax when needed.

Date of experience: September 2018
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