St Elizabeth’s

Catholic Primary School

"As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience..” Colossians

30 Ranworth Road


Brief History of St Elizabeth of Hungary

St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School Interim School Board members chose the name in recognition of St Elizabeth of Hungary, more accurately referred to as Elizabeth of Thuringia. Elizabeth was the second child of Alexander the second and Queen Gertrude of Hungary. At the age of fourteen Elizabeth married Ludwig of Thuringia.

Elizabeth was an outstanding child who directed all her actions and intentions to God. She was intelligent, well educated and regularly gave alms to the poor. At the age of twenty on the death of her husband, Elizabeth was left a widow with three young children. Elizabeth put herself at the service of the orphans, the sick and the needy. She cared for lepers in one of the hospitals she established whom she visited regularly and tended to their needs.

Young in years but rich in good works Elizabeth died at the age of twenty four. She is most remembered for her gentle, charitable nature and complete devotion to God.