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

#2 of 32 in Historic Sites in Brisbane
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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  • Lovely place to visit if you want a piece of Brisbane history. It’s free to visit, a great place to cool down and catch your breathe in the warm weather while admiring the beautiful and historic...  more »
  • Beautiful architectural old Church / Cathedral, easily located for locals and visitors, a beautiful relaxing area especially around the side & around the back.  more »
  • 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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