Point of Interest

St Joseph’s Catholic Church

Tristan da Cunha / Africa

A March 2005 view of St Joseph’s Church, built in 1995/6 to replace a smaller church on the same site built in 1983.The Roman Catholic faith was brought to Tristan by two Irish sisters, Elizabeth and Agnes Smith who had married Tristan men who returned to settle in 1908. Their descendants are the core of an active Catholic community which celebrates mass every Sunday at 9am. The Tristan lay ministers are Dereck Rogers, Anne Green and James Glass, who are all grandchildren of Agnes Smith.

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