Welcome to the website of the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society.
The Brisbane Catholic Historical Society (BCHS) exists under the Patronage of the Most Rev. Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane.
We aim to promote interest in, to research, and to record items of interest and significance in the history of the Catholic Church in Queensland. The Archbishop has generously given the Society access to the Hanly Room within the Francis Rush Centre as a venue for our meetings. The Francis Rush Centre is part of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral campus in Brisbane.
Activities of the Society include speakers on a variety of subjects every two months, an annual bus trip to places of historical significance, and an annual memorial Mass for deceased Members.
We encourage you to find out more about us, and choose to join us by becoming a member. You are also welcome to review our news and events, including our journal, Proceedings of the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society along with the Table of Contents of the past volumes, and other articles of interest.
The Society meets in the Hanly Room of the Francis Rush Centre beside the Cathedral at 5.00pm on the second Tuesday of February (AGM) and at 5.30pm on the first Tuesday of April, June, August, and December. The October meeting this year will be held in Dayboro. You can find further details in our current programme.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society, please feel free to contact us.
Date: Tuesday 6 August 2019
Venue: Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre (next to St Stephen’s Cathedral)
Guest speakers: Our advertised speaker, Fr Jim Browne, is no longer available, so note changes below:
Our President, Dr Chris Hanlon, will speak on the topic: The Catholic Church in Colonial Queensland, 1859-1918.
(Fr Chris will include material discovered in his 2018 research in the Vatican Archives)
Visitors welcome – gold coin donation.
Parking available entry Elizabeth Street in McArthur Central Secure Carpark. (Booking online guarantees discount rates)