WEB 750 Liam O'Callaghan meeting and greeting


Columbans cross boundaries and help bring life to the full in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and Britain. Please helps us respond to the call of mission. Thank you.

Latest News, Blogs & Articles

  • Flood 28th August 2015

    WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CREATION An ecumenical service

    Pope Francis has decided to set up a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” which will be celebrated on 1st September annually.

  • UK Far East Sept Oct full cover 2015 (450) 27th August 2015

    Far East September/ October 2015 Out Now

    In the latest edition of the Far East we see the wonderful work of the Irish Good Shepherd Sisters in Asia, we hear tales of reconciliation exchanged in rural China and we uncover the unbaptised Japanese Christians and their extraordinary virtue.

  • Nathaliepic 14th August 2015

    New Columban website for interreligious dialogue

    Columban missionaries in Australia have launched a new Columban website, which aims to educate and inspire Columban Missionaries and the wider public about interreligious dialogue.

  • Petts wood garden 13th August 2015

    World Day of Prayer for Creation

    Pope Francis has declared 1 September to be an annual ‘World Day of Prayer for Care for Creation’. The day of prayer, the pope said, will give individuals and communities an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation and an opportunity to ask God’s forgiveness “for sins committed against the world in which we live.”

  • Columbans at Climate Lobby 6th August 2015

    Now recruiting: Faith in Action Volunteer

    The Columbans and CYMFed are seeking to appoint a ‘Faith in Action Graduate Volunteer’. This will be a year of personal development and growth, putting faith into action in justice and peace education and in supporting Catholic Youth Ministry in England and Wales.

  • AnnaRome 23rd July 2015

    Rome Conference – Our Human Family

    Anna Brown writes: At the end of the June I had the privilege of being one of the 100 young people invited to attend the Green Faiths Emerging Leaders Multi-faith Climate Convergence in Rome. I was representing the Columbans UK Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Team.

  • ColGrouphall 21st July 2015

    Peacemaking is God’s work

    “All of our peacemaking work is God’s work” Bishop John Rawsthorne, Emeritus Bishop of Hallam, told 300 people at a Mass during last weekend’s annual gathering of the National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN).

  • Default news image 12th July 2015

    ‘Laudato Si’: Columban Study and Action Guide

    This programme provides notes for 6- 7 meetings, based on the encyclical ‘Laudato Si’.

  • x-default 10th July 2015

    Columbans at Proclaim ’15

    The Columbans in Britain are sharing their experience of evangelisation in Britain and in other countries with delegates at the National Evangelisation Conference in Birmingham on Saturday 11th July.

  • Default news image 8th July 2015

    ‘Laudato Si’ Video Resources

    The following short video clips help to introduce the 2015 papal encyclical ‘Laudato Si’:

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







Cultural Exchange With China


China Taiwan Philippines   Japan Korea

Pakistan Chile   Peru Fiji Burma   Mexico


Far East

UK Far East Sept Oct full cover 2015 (450)

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

Download PDF »

Vocation for Justice Magazine


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.

Download PDF »

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.

View the calendar »