Worship

Worship lies at the heart of the life of the congregation. In worship, we strive for thoughtfully progressive theology, a respect for liturgy, thought provoking preaching, and a ministry of music. Worship is open to all and you will be made most welcome at any of our services. To all, believer or enquirer, friend or visitor we welcome you to worship in the Spirit of Jesus Christ in whose name we gather.

If you are visiting St. Columba’s on a Sunday please know that all services of the Church are open to you, including professional child care in the crèche , Sunday School during worship, lunch or coffee after the service. Elders are available to greet you and answer any questions you may have. Please introduce yourselves and sign the visitors book.

If you are new to London and do not have a church home in the city, we hope you will consider making St. Columba’s your place of worship and service.


Worship services at St. Columba’s

Sunday Morning Service – 11.00 am (10.45am on Remembrance Sunday)
Communion celebrated on the last Sunday in January, Easter Day, second Sunday of June (St. Columba’s Day), last Sunday of September and last Sunday of November. Our communion is an open table and Christians of all traditions are welcome.

Sunday Evening Service – 5.00pm
The evening service reflects the liturgical calendar and the life of the congregation. Each service has its own theme and worship style with music being provided by the congregational choir. The service is held on the first Sunday of each month at 5.00pm (apart from July and August). Occasionally this service will host invited preachers and will celebrate Holy Communion, please see calendar for the list of evening services.

Sunday Early All-Age Worship – 9.30am
During July a short and informal all-age service is held in the Church. It lasts for 35 minutes and the families participate in the welcome duties.
Letter to Families about Early Service 2013
All Ages Early Service Volunteer Format and Form

Sunday Prayer Service – 12.15pm
Immediately following the Sunday morning service a brief service of Holy Communion and prayer is conducted in the London Scottish Chapel. Prayer cards are available at the back of the Church.

Monthly Prayer Meeting

Prayer is the bedrock of our Christian life.It is also an encouragement to faith. The best way we can learn more of God is to wait upon Him in prayer. On the second Sunday of every month at 10.15 a.m. in the London Scottish Chapel folk gather from the bustle of preparing for morning worship for quarter of an hour of quiet and informal prayer.This is a time to commit into God’s hands the variety of activities within our congregational life and to seek His guidance and encouragement.
There is no need to pray aloud unless you feel comfortable to do so. The experience of praying with others in our beautiful Chapel is sustaining both for those who attend and those for whom they pray. Please join us if you can for this time of quiet prayer together: you will be most welcome.