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About Us


Welcome to St Patrick's Parish. Gympie was an old mining town for many years. People came from all over the place in search of new start filled with hope. Soon after the discovery of Gympie, Fr Paul Tissot visited the fields of Gympie and met with a few Catholics to vote for a Church to be built. After consultation with Bishop Quinn, Fr Matthew Horan was sent to these fields to oversee the beginning of a new faith community. In July 1887 the Parish Church was opened and blessed by Archbishop Dunne. Today St Patrick's Parish includes Gympie, Gunalda, Imbil, Kandanga, Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay and Widgee. Wherever you've come from we hope that you may find a home here with us.

Meet Our Parish Team

At St. Patrick's Catholic Parish, we are blessed to have a dedicated team of individuals who work diligently to support our community and ensure that our parish thrives. Each member of our team brings unique skills, experience, and a deep commitment to serving our parishioners.

Mission and Vision

At St. Patrick's Catholic Parish, our mission and vision guide us in our pursuit of a vibrant and faithful community centered around the teachings of Jesus Christ. With a deep commitment to spreading love, fostering spiritual growth, and embracing our wider community, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of all who come through our doors.


We are community of disciples formed by our encounter with Jesus, living and sharing the Gospel and welcoming all. 


St Patrick's Parish dream is to be a parish  where families, and all people, are invited into the full life of our parish. 

We aspire to be a parish that is an authentic, faith-nurturing community, where all are welcomed. 

We hope to be a parish which is positively open to change and filled with gratitude and hope as we look to the future. 

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