Contact Information 

Holy Ghost Fathers
117 Newarthill Road
Carfin, Motherwell.

T: 01698 - 290 831
F: 01698 - 290 830

Community Members
Fr. John McFadden
- Community Leader
Fr Philip Marsh
- Community Bursar
Fr. Edward Holmes
Fr. Patrick Gaffney
Fr. Andrew O'Sullivan
Fr. John Atoba



The Spiritans (Holy Ghost Fathers) have always valued Scotland as both a critical seed place for missionary vocations as well as support for missionary work.

In 1956 we started a community at Uddingston on the outskirts of Glasgow. In 1970 the Congregation transferred to the old parish house and church in Carfin. This is opposite the Carfin Grotto, a national pilgrimage centre.

The Carfin community continues to serve the people of Scotland and witness to our Missionary commitment. It is:

- open for retreats.
- provides a centre for counselling facilities for alcoholics and drug addicts.
- serves as a base for Spiritan missionary animation, fund-raising, and support and help for the local church in Scotland