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Altar and Organ @ Ann St Presbyterian Church

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Published February 2nd 2012
Brisbane's CBD is full of beautiful churches. A few months ago I posted a picture of a gorgeous stone angel that I photographed at the Cathedral of St Stephen on Elizabeth Street.

This week I was walking past the Ann Street Presbyterian Church and noticed a sign saying that it was open for visitors every Thursday from 10am to 3pm. It was Thursday, I had 15 minutes to spare, so in I went.

As befits its Presbyterian principles, this church is far more modest than St Stephen's, with less ornate features and a smaller congregational space.

But its wooden ceilings had me craning my neck to admire their intricate joinery, and its simple stained-glass windows had their own charm. Plus the organ up the front was a beauty.

Built in the 1850s, the church is one of Brisbane's oldest. It's definitely worth a little visit if you happen to be passing by on a Thursday.
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When: Open to visitors Thursdays from 10am-3pm
Where: 145 Ann St, Brisbane
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