Lent and Easter 2021

Days of Lent are set aside as pilgrimage and preparation for the eventual embrace and celebration of Easter. They echo Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness. For people of faith Lent is the opportunity to enter more deeply into the mystery of Christ’s life, death and resurrection; a time to reassess what is important. Jesus’ hard road to the Cross is offered as reminder, strength, and encouragement, for the hard roads which we, or our loved ones, may also be required to travel. New or old at St Columba’s, however hard you find your current road, please find a way to join the journey. And may this Lent become a time of precious discovery and blessing.

Ways to travel:

Keeping the Faith: London Chaplains in the time of Covid

Keeping the Faith: London Chaplains in the time of Covid

At times of great uncertainty many people turn to faith leaders for support. Over the last twelve months it’s been more difficult than ever for ministers to offer pastoral and spiritual care to their congregations and communities.

In a series of portraits and interviews, photographer Louise Haywood-Schiefer introduces some of the Christian chaplains who have supported Londoners through the pandemic whilst navigating new technologies, government restrictions and maintaining their own well-being.

In collaboration with Holy Week at St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London , verses from the psalms are offered each day for the journey to Easter.

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Lent Appeal

Lent Appeal

This year’s chosen charity www.playforprogress.org taps into the healing power of music, the arts, play, and creative therapies. Play for Progress builds healthy and resilient relationships which nourish, support, and amplify the voices of unaccompanied minor refugees and asylum-seekers. To donate, cheques payable to St Columba’s Church of Scotland (Lent Appeal)
Colston Milton Film Meditations

Colston Milton Film Meditations

Short film meditations from Rev Christopher Rowe, minister of Colston Milton Parish Church, Glasgow. Reminding us of congregational links and the wider work of the Church of Scotland.

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Weekly Scripture, Prayer & Music For Lent

Prepared by members of the congregation; a gospel reading, resources for prayer and music from the choir.


Sunday Morning Worship

Via our Live Stream and Dial-In. Contact church office for further details and current guidance for attendance at worship, in person.


Holy Week Services

Thursday 1st April, 8p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion
Friday 2nd April, 11a.m. Service of Readings & Music for Good Friday
Sunday 4th April, 11a.m. Easter Morning Holy Communion

Prayer for the Journey to Easter

God of all seasons,
in your pattern of things
there is a time for keeping,
and a time for losing,
a time for building up,
and a time for pulling down.
In this holy season of Lent,
as we journey with our Lord to the cross,
help us to discern in our lives,
what we must lay down
and what we must take up;
what we must end,
and what we must begin.
Give us grace to lead a disciplined life,
in glad obedience
and with the joy
which comes from a closer walk with Christ. Amen.
(from Common Worship)

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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

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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