Welcome to the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society website

Brisbane Catholic Historical SocietyWelcome 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, with meetings generally commencing at 5.30pm on the first Thursday of April, June, August, October and December.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society, please feel free to contact us.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members and visitors are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society which will be held as follows:

5:00pm, Thursday 22 February 2024.

The meeting will he held in the Hanly Room. A Zoom meeting link will be circulated to members ahead of the meeting, to accommodate those wishing to participate online.

The election of new office-holders for the Society will be important business at the AGM. Members are encouraged to consider nominating for one of the executive positions, so that the important work of the Society can continue. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary with any queries.