Saturday, 30 October 2021
At our October meeting, historian Sr Anne Hetherington will present ‘The Bells of St Stephen’s’, centring on the St Stephen’s site in Elizabeth St which dates from 1843. St Stephen’s Chapel is Brisbane’s oldest still-standing church, and is one of only three pre-separation buildings remaining in Brisbane.
Anne is a Sister of Mercy, a former teacher and Principal of All Hallows’ School. “Bells will receive a passing mention,” she says, “but the emphasis will be on the history and architecture of both the chapel and the current cathedral. In recent years I have been a regular guide at St Stephen’s (covid-permitting).”
The venue is the Uniting Church Centre, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, and the meeting (to be recorded) is to take place at 2.30pm on Saturday, 30 October. Afternoon tea will be available, and all are welcome. Entry: $5 (members $4).