Capital Works Campaign

Keep the Blue Cross Shining

Queensland’s premier memorial for Catholic sailors and soldiers who died during World War I

Join us to realise an exciting opportunity to leverage the significant heritage and cultural value of our site, creating an interpretive corridor that will enhance the church setting, and benefit parishioners, visitors and the community.

As we approach 100 years since the church was opened, our parish is making plans for how best to protect, preserve and promote its beauty and functionality for the next hundred years.

Help us reach our first target!

For donations over $10.00.
If you have any difficulty with the payment process, please contact us.

Stage 1 Fundraising 80%

Turning a challenge into an opportunity

Phase 1
Our heritage-listed church has a stunning location. Its proximity to the CBD and its spiritual depth already attract English and Polish-speaking people from all over Brisbane. This project will enable us to creatively address urgent repairs and promote the parish to all Queenslanders as a premier pilgrimage destination close to the city.

What we’re aiming for

  • Stabilisation of a major retaining wall and site boundary
  • A new memorial wall, fence and landscaping
  • Interpretive corridor with opportunities for shade and seating to improve the amenity of the site
  • Enhanced disability/carparking access
  • Upgraded stair access from Boyd Street to the church level
  • Medium and Long term vision planning

How we start

Stage 1 – $75,000

  • Geotechnical investigative works and surveys
  • Engineering assessments
  • Initial design options with detailed cost estimates
  • Community consultation / feedback
  • Heritage consultancy and compliance
  • Conservation Management Plan

How you can help

  • Pray
  • Make a gift today
  • Support parish fundraising initiatives
  • Spread the word and encourage others to donate to our Campaign account

We acknowledge the diverse range of professional skills across our parish family and appreciate suggestions and feedback. We encourage you to ask questions, discuss and suggest ideas collaboratively.

Go to National Trust website and scroll to the bottom of the page to make a tax deductible donation via the National Trust of Qld. Look for:  Our Lady of Victories Appeal, Bowen Hills

Donations – Terms and Conditions

At this time, 100% of all donations to the Capital Campaign account are used for project costs.
If you would like to contribute to the daily operational costs of the parish, please read here.

Methods of Payment

  1. Secure Online payment using your credit card – click on the Donation  button below. (available soon)
  2. Contact us to obtain EFT details for Electronic Funds Transfer or to arrange a credit card donation in person.

Refund Policy

  1. All requests for refunds must be made in writing (email or hard copy). The request should have the details of the initial donation/payment including the date, amount, name of the donor/payee, receipt number and the nature of the error.
  2. For errors made by Our Lady of Victories Catholic Parish or its financial institution a full refund will be made upon notification, and all costs borne by Our Lady of Victories Catholic Parish.
  3. For errors in the amount donated, the donor has 60 days in which to notify Our Lady of Victories Catholic Parish. Our Lady of Victories Catholic Parish is under no obligation to give a refund if an error has been made on your part, but will endeavour to ensure that any genuine errors (such as the amount donated) are rectified. Our Lady of Victories Catholic Parish, which is a non profit organisation, reserves the right to deduct any bank or transaction charges for any refund processed onto the donor.

Thank you! Your support is crucial to the future of Our Lady of Victories

“You have been trusted to look after something precious; guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.”
2 Timothy 1:14