Spiritual Places in Brisbane


One thing is certain; a non-religious person may still fall in love with the beauty that

Brisbane's spiritual places have to offer. These architectural wonders are perfect sanctuary

for people who dreams for a moment of tranquility.


Brisbane's holy places are known for its diversity, ranging from Buddhist and Hindu temples,

to Catholic and Anglican churches, which are good indicators that the place cater to a community composed of multiple faiths. These harmonious and meditative places have attracted people not only for contemplation but also for the discovery of art and music.

The Anglican St. John's Cathedral in the Central Business District has taken tourists and residents' curiosity for its 19th century Gothic-revival architecture and the only structure in Australia with a stone-vaulted ceiling. Aside from the breathtaking perfection of the sandstone columns and arches, the Cathedral's interior also boasts its wood-carved choir stalls and Archbishop's seat, the eye-cooling stained-glass windows and the needlework cushions that have been created and designed by the students of Queensland College of Arts.


Music enthusiasts will also fall in love with the choral music which is featured every Sunday

as well as the monthly music recitals. Visitors who want to bring with them a memory of the church may buy souvenirs in the Cathedral Shop.

Any walks of life can enter and take a visit in the Foguangshan Chung Tian Temple, a Buddhist temple. The temple which literally means "middle heaven" is located opposite the Australian bush land, between Logan City and Brisbane, and has been an important structure in Australia as it embodies traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture.

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Formally registered as the International Buddhist Association of Queensland, the temple was completed in 1992 and has been a venue for

various activities such as the annual Buddha's Birth Day Festival (happens every first weekend of May), education and community access

(such as meditation sessions, Tai Chi exercise, calligraphy, Chinese language classes, temple visits from students and tourists) and community

well-being programs (including environmental awareness programs and charity and fundraisers). In addition, the temple has been a place of celebration

to the city's multi-culturalism, including the harmony of people despite the diversity of faith.

Situated in Creek and Ann Streets in the city of Brisbane is St. Andrew's Uniting Church, is one of the largest congregations of the Presbyterian Church

for the longest time. The building was completed in 1905, and has been remained as one of the city's architectural wonders up to date, a Victorian/Romanesque-inspired brick and concrete building with a magnificent display of large stained glass semicircular arched windows, internal

domed ceiling, cruciform plans, a double timber door and a large fine organ. The church has also been famous for its music and choir programs,

whereas students from the University of Queensland's School of Music are regular performers.

Don't forget to visit other places of worship in Brisbane: The Cathedral of St. Stephen, Albert Street Uniting Church, Christ Church Community Precinct Milton, Korean Presbyterian Church, Muslim Mosque and a lot more.