Columban missionaries are in 16 countries, crossing boundaries of culture and faith for the life of the world.  Thank you for your prayers and generous support.

Latest News, Blogs & Articles

  • lay missionaries at the conference 22nd July 2014

    Catholic MP blasts “awful” British immigration policy at J&P Conference

    “Many asylum seekers in Britain are at near destitute levels because the government doesn’t want to be seen to be soft on asylum seekers,” Sarah Teather MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, told the annual gathering of the National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN) on Sunday.

  • with the President of the Youth Club 18th July 2014


    Sr Isobel Loong was a member of the executive of Cultural Exchange with China about 8 years ago and has now retired to her home in Singapore. She still connects with China and sent the report below after her recent visit to China.

  • vatican-cricket-team (web450) 18th July 2014

    Pakistan’s ‘gift of friendship’ to the Vatican Cricket Team

    The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture has thanked Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, Governor of Sindh in Pakistan, for his support of the Vatican Cricket Club which is about to tour England.

  • NegorNineinquirerJuly2014 (750web) 17th July 2014

    30 Years On: Remembering the Negros Nine

    The thirtieth anniversary of the release of the ‘Negros Nine’ is being marked in the Philippines. The Nine were three missionary priests and six lay leaders who were accused

  • jeju1 (450web) 10th July 2014

    No to Naval Base at Jeju

    On 7 July, Pat Cunningham in Korea joined an international group of Columban Lay Missionaries on a solidarity visit to Gangeong village, Jeju, the scene of an 8 year non violent struggle against the building of a Naval base. 

  • Newman University logo 3rd July 2014

    Dissent, Rebellion, Orthodoxy and Social Justice

    Voices from the Desert: The Journey of the Bible from Dissent to Orthodoxy and back again.  On Saturday 12 July, at Newman University in Birmingham, you can explore the Bible as a resource for the 21st century. 

  • Fr-Cunningham 3rd July 2014

    Columbans make suggestions for Pope’s Korea visit

    The Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, on a visit to the country, had to respond to claims of “disappointment” regarding the programme from critics within South Korea

  • New Monastery entrance 30th June 2014

    CHINA: Witnessing God’s presence

    Matthew Sanderson, the youngest member of the Cultural Exchange with China (CEC) executive, attended the opening of a Contemplative Monastery in China on 1 May. The monastery was supported by CEC.

  • DowlingwithEllen 30th June 2014

    Call for the Church to be evangelised by the poor from Bishop Kevin Dowling

    A standing ovation followed The Tablet’s annual lecture last Thursday, delivered by Bishop Kevin Dowling of South Africa’s Rustenburg Diocese to a packed audience in Westminster

  • Trewby 25th June 2014

    Supporting families for faith in action

    Columban JPIC Education, CAFOD and the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton are currently exploring how to support the development of ‘faith in action’ values in the home.

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 July August 2014 Far East

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


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


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