Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), Brisbane

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
An imposing, gothic revival-style façade conceals the equally impressive, striking interior of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), a cathedral that sits snugly in the shadow of a number of Brisbane’s tallest, glassiest skyscrapers. Restored and refurbished in the 1980s, the cathedral retains an iconic status within Brisbane, noted particularly for its Harry Clarke stained-glass window and its historical focus on choral singing and music. Add Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and other attractions to your Brisbane trip itinerary using our Brisbane sightseeing planner.
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  • Beautiful architectural old Church / Cathedral, easily located for locals and visitors, a beautiful relaxing area especially around the side & around the back.  more »
  • This church stands beside the Cathedral of St. Stephan and it was associated with Saint Mary McKillop, Australia's first Catholic Saint who taught school there. Although in years gone by the Church.....  more »
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  • Loved attending weekday evening Mass here especially when Fr Rego was celebrating as he enunciates each word slowly and reverently, with time for reflection. Located conveniently in the heart of the city, a quick dash from Central Station. Every Friday Verbum Dei holds the School of the Word Bible study after 5:10-5:40pm Mass. Great place for fellowship.
  • The oldest surviving church building in Brisbane, designed by the famed architect Pugin. Daily weekday evening Masses are celebrated here from 5:10 - 5:40 p.m. It is a place of quiet prayer in the midst of the hubbub of the city.

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