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Support Columbans called to cross boundaries and respond to the human need for mercy in Myanmar, Fiji, Pakistan, China, Peru, Chile, Mexico, the Philippines and Britain.

Latest News, Blogs & Articles

  • British Regional Group April2016 24th May 2016

    Join the Mission Office Team

    We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated and reliable Accounts Assistant to support the Columban Missionaries in Britain as we begin a new phase in our development towards and beyond our centenary year

  • sheshan_shrine China 23rd May 2016

    Praying for the Church in China

    May 24th is the date designated by Pope Benedict  XVI as a World Day of Prayer for the Church of China.

  • IMG_0182 (web450) v2 18th May 2016

    What Columban supporters did next

    From book barrows to breakfasts, parachute jumps to pilgrimages, some Columban supporters are not content to receive the Far East magazine and send a donation.  What could you do?

  • New chapel in Myanmar April 2016 (web450) 16th May 2016

    New chapel aided by Columban donors

    The Columban General Council in Hong Kong has received a note of thanks from the diocese of Mytikyina for the donation we gave towards the completion of St. Michael’s Church at Brigade Hill (“Dap-ba Kawng”) in Ka chyi Htu parish, Myanmar.

  • Carlo, Jehoon, Neil (web450) 16th May 2016

    Columbans set for mission in ‘new’ Myanmar

    The new Columban team in Myanmar, consisting of 4 Columban priests and 3 Lay Missionaries, is preparing for mission in a country undergoing monumental change. 

  • SG Kevin O'Neill 13th May 2016

    Columban Superior General visits Britain

    Fr Kevin O’Neill is the Superior General of the Columban missionaries. An Australian, he has served on mission in China, Hong Kong and Ireland. He recently visited Britain for three weeks to meet with Columban missionaries and co-workers.

  • Far East Cover May 16 11th May 2016

    May / June Far East Out Now

    Interesting articles in the May / June edition of the Far East include the story of a young Pakistani girl’s accident and Columban Fr Dan O’Connor’s involvement in her recovery. Fr Joe Brooder writes of a homeless man, Tanaka Kun

  • The-Son 4th May 2016

    Pentecost Appeal 2016

    Fr. Peter Hughes, the new Regional Director of the Columbans in Britain, writes for the first time to all our Columban supporters and draws inspiration from the Jubilee Year of Mercy and the ‘light’ it provides to guide our missionary journey.

  • praying hands 3rd May 2016

    Will you share your prayer for a brighter future?

    Will you join Columban Missionaries and Your Catholic Legacy to share your prayers, wishes and hopes for a better future?

  • Columbans outside Westminster Cathedral 3rd May 2016

    Columbans at annual Migrants Mass in Westminster Cathedral

    More than 2,000 Catholic migrants living and working in London brought colour and international music to a special Mass for Migrants at Westminster Cathedral on Monday, 2 May.

Who We Are

We are a group of ordained and lay missionaries, who see ourselves being called to be a missionary presence in Britain, encouraging and listening to the local Church in its efforts to reach out beyond its boundaries for the sake of the Good News of Jesus Christ. More







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Far East

Far East Cover May 16

A Columban Publication that reports on the work of Columban Missionaries, seeking spiritual and material support for our Missions around the world.

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Vocation for Justice Magazine

VOC Newsletter Summer 2016

Vocation for Justice is produced by the Columban Justice and Peace (JPIC) team in Britain covering a wide range of issues including Environmental Justice, Patenting Life, Migrants, Mining and UK Poverty.

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Dates for your diary


Click here for a list of mission appeals, conferences and other events where Columban missionaries are involved in the near future.

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