Parish Vision and Mission

Through the inspiration of the Gospel we will journey together towards the Kingdom of God. We will offer a warm and united welcome to all. Sharing our gifts we will grow in our love of God and each other through our celebration of the Eucharist. By our example we will provide support and encouragement in our faith to all. We will work in harmony with the Minsteracres Retreat Centre Trust and wider Minsteracres’ community in our shared mission, recognising a joint responsibility for the continuity of this unique facility. We have a single purpose: to carry on Christ’s work on Earth under the guidance of the Spirit – Christ, who came into this world to bear witness to the truth, to save and not to judge, to serve, not to be served.


Fr. Gibson was the first priest in charge. Priests at Minsteracres have served the Roman Catholics in the surrounding area of Minsteracres ever since. In 1854 the church of St. Elizabeth was built after a design by Joseph Hansom. From 1949 to the present moment the Passionist Congregation has had the pastoral responsibility for St. Elizabeth’s. For more information about the history click here