Special Events in November

Stories of World War I, Sunday 5th November

St Columba’s has a fascinating First World War history. Between 1915 and 1919 the congregation offered hospitality to nearly 50,000 troops. Identified at the weekend train stations, Scottish soldiers were invited back to Pont Street to wash, rest, eat and socialise, before being piped back to the stations the next day. Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, elder of this congregation, was one of over three hundred members of the congregation who served during the war. This year members of the congregation were invited to share family stories that related to WW I. The stories did not require a specific St Columba’s connection; they just had to be meaningful to the story teller. A fascinating variety of stories and memorabilia have been collated.

On Sunday 5th November 2017 the congregation can hear some of these tales. Exhibits on show in the Upper Hall after Morning Worship and selected speakers will share their stories, 1.15-2.15pm.


Congregational Talk, Sunday 12th November, 1-15pm, Upper Hall

St Andrew’s, Jerusalem – WW I Memorial, Living Church. Walter Dunlop.


Remembrance Sunday, 12th November

On Remembrance Sunday, our service starts at 10.45am, please come down and join us in honouring and remembering those that fought and continue to fight in our armed forces.


Interfaith Scripture Reading on 14th November at The Advent Centre, W1H 5JE 6.30-9pm

Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Marylebone area meet to think together over a topic by studying related passages from their scriptures, that is from the Torah, the Bible and the Quran. Each passage and topic are introduced by a faith teacher and then all present discuss at mixed faith tables. The next Scripture Reading meeting is on “Hope” . The Christian speaker is Pastor Sinisa Horvat of The Advent Centre; the other speakers are to be confirmed. If you are interested come along or contact the office.


St Andrewstide Kirk in the City Service & Reception

Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 6.30p.m.

St Margaret’s, Lothbury, EC2R 7HH (near Bank Tube)

In collaboration with Crown Court Church of Scotland, we mark St Andrewstide with an evening service at St Margaret’s, Lothbury. The preacher will be The Moderator of The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Dr Derek Browning. St. Margaret’s, Lothbury is one of the City’s historic churches. The Service will be followed by a Reception. The aim of these services is to demonstrate a willingness to reach out to Scots and Presbyterians who may not be familiar with either of our congregations. Please support this service, either by attending, publicising  or identifying friends or colleagues you might wish to invite. Posters and invitation cards are available after today’s service in the Entrance Vestibule.


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