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.

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


Invitation to Book Launch and Annual General Meeting of the Society

"A Hill in the Valley - Dara and the Holy Name Cathedral" by D W MartinAt the next meeting of the Brisbane Catholic Historical Society,  Bishop Ken Howell will launch two recent books by Society member and Archdiocesan Archivist Fr Denis Martin:  A Hilltop in the Valley (story of Dara and Holy Name Cathedral) and Foundations of the Catholic Church in Queensland (3rd ed.).  Books available for sale ($20 each, cash only).  The Society will then hold its Annual General Meeting.  All welcome.  No charge.

Date: Tuesday  12 February 2019
Time:  5 pm
Venue: Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre (next to St Stephen’s Cathedral)

Parking available entry Elizabeth Street in McArthur Central Secure Carpark. (Booking online guarantees discount rates)