St Columba’s is part of the Church of Scotland. Many of the congregation have Scottish or Presbyterian connections, but certainly not all. We have a lively mix of nationalities and denominations, members and visitors, ages and life experiences.
St Columba’s combines activity, peace and prayer. Many diverse groups meet throughout the week; school children, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Night Shelter for Homeless Guests; congregational meals, musical events and Scottish Country dancing – our church witnesses plenty of life. All the while, through Sunday services and the gatherings that mark the great events of life, we worship God and grow together.
In Lent (the forty days between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week) we set aside a season to prepare for the coming of Easter. Used intentionally and creatively, Lent provides the opportunity for a sacred treasure hunt (Reverend David Bryant) – encouraging us to delve deeper and draw closer to the life of Christ. Lent at St Columba’s includes seasonal music, poetry & silent prayer, bible study and the Lent Appeal on behalf of the GKExperience charity. These are different ways to explore our sacred journeys, individually and together.
Whether you are simply passing through London, interested in an activity, seeking a quiet haven or a church community, from wherever you hail, and whatever your tradition, we hope you will find your way to this beautiful church, lively community and home away from home.