• St Columba’s combines activity, peace and prayer
    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

Welcome to the St Columba’s website

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, ages and life experiences, members and visitors.

In normal times, St Columba’s combines activity, peace and prayer. Many 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 worship and the services that mark the great events of life we worship God and grow together.

These of course are not normal times. Unfortunately for the safety of all, our building is closed for the time being. However, though the building is closed, the Church is not shut. The Church Office is staffed from home and is open for enquiries. Simultaneously all church members are actively encouraged both to pray for and to stay in touch with each other, offering the friendship and support that is so vital at this time. We hope to continue live streaming an act of worship from St Columba’s at 11am each Sunday, and we invite you to enjoy music recorded by our choir leading up to Easter. And as people of Easter we look forward to reopening our doors when the time is right.

Lent Appeal 2020 - 500 Miles

Lent Appeal 2020 - 500 Miles

www.500miles.co.uk (a Scottish Registered Charity)

500 Miles was established in 2008 by Olivia Giles, a quadruple amputee herself, after suffering a severe form of septicaemia. Olivia created and runs the 500 Miles charity to help others in Africa (Malawi and Zambia) to live full lives with the provision of prosthetic limbs, as it says on the website getting people moving.

Training – Alwin Kaponda (bench worker at 500 Miles, Malawi)

The target is to raise between £4K - £5k and Lent Appeal donations will help towards the cost of diploma training for Alwin Kaponda, who has been a bench worker for the past three years at the 500 Miles Prosthetics and Orthotics Centre at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Alwin will greatly benefit from specialist training to diploma level. Money raised will help towards the cost of 500 Miles sending Alwin to either the Cambodia School of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Phom Penh, or to the Mobility India in Bangalore to study for an internationally recognised diploma. 500 Miles will need to pay Alwin’s training school fees and his subsistence costs, plus travel. Donations will help towards the cost and attract supplementary funding for Alwin’s first year. To have Alwin trained to diploma standard will benefit so many amputees, providing them with prosthetic limbs and orthoses (supports for limbs) to help them lead full lives, get them mobile and on the move again…life changing. White Lent Appeal envelopes for donations are available in the pews. Mission Committee.

Opening Hours

The office is open from
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m,
Monday to Friday.

There is a 24-hour answering machine service.

Connect with us

Find us

St Columba’s is located on Pont Street in Knightsbridge in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Church is within easy reach of three London Underground stations – Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line), South Kensington (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines) and Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines).

St. Columba's
Pont Street
London SW1X 0BD
+44 (0)20-7584-2321
office@stcolumbas.org.uk

Getting here by tube

Knightsbridge Station

Take the Harrods exit if open (front car if coming from the East, rear car if coming from the West). Come up the stairs to street level, carry on keeping Harrods on your right. Turn right into Basil Street. Carry straight on into Walton Place with St Saviour’s Church on your left. At the traffic lights, St Columba’s is to your left across the street. If the Harrods exit is closed, take the Sloane Street exit, turn right into Basil Street. Carry straight on past Harrods with the shop on your right, into Walton Place as before.

South Kensington Station

Come up the stairs out of the station and turn left into the shopping arcade. Turn left again into Pelham Street. At the traffic lights at the end of Pelham Street cross Brompton Road, turn left then immediately right into the narrow street of Draycott Avenue. After just a few yards turn left into Walton Street. Carry on walking up Walton Street until the traffic lights at the corner of Pont Street. Turn right and after a few steps you will be at St Columba’s!

Sloane Square Station

Cross over the square into Sloane Street. Walk along Sloane Street until the traffic lights at the corner of Pont Street. Turn left into Pont Street. St Columba’s will then be in sight.

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