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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

  • Ellen Teague and James Trewby of Columban JPIC with others at the London march 23rd September 2014

    Columbans join in worldwide climate marches

    From New York to London, Mumbai to Sydney – more than 700,000 people across 161 countries took to the streets in 2,700 events on Sunday, to call for strong action at the historic climate summit of world leaders in New York on 23 September.

  • Columbans support \'The Wave\' climate march in December 2009. 19th September 2014

    People’s Climate March – for our common future

    On 23 September, 120 world leaders – including Prime Minister David Cameron – will meet for an historic climate change summit in New York.

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    Columban Lay Mission Conference, Seoul 2014

    From 22ndJune to 5th July of this year I represented the British region at the International Conference of Columban Lay Missionaries in Seoul, Korea.

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    September as a Columban Month of Prayer and Action for Peace

    The Columban Society is celebrating September as a Columban Month of Prayer and Action for Peace to coincide with the International Day for Peace, September 21.

  • Nagar Parkar old boys hostel3 (web750) 4th September 2014

    2014 September Appeal

    A listening and learning approach to mission is adopted by Columbans all over the world.  Fr. Tom O’Reilly, Regional Director in Britain, tunes in to the ‘back to school’ season in his Appeal letter to supporters, sent out this week.

  • Two children in Myanmar(web450) 3rd September 2014

    Myanmar Bishops Speak Out

    Three bishops in Myanmar have released a statement concerning the armed conflict in Kachin State in the north of the country.  As the Columbans prepare to renew a formal presence in the country, the Columban Superior General

  • Campaigning for Climate action at 'The Wave' in London, December 2009. 2nd September 2014

    CREATION TIME 1 Sept – 4 Oct 2014

    1 September – 1 October is celebrated as CREATION TIME by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, Council of European Churches and many other groups. Many useful resources – including a new Columban resource – are available for use

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    Columban Statement on Middle East Crisis

    As the news continues to show the unceasing violence in different parts of the Middle East, we look for ways to show our concern and solidarity that is consistent with the vision and spirit of our Columban tradition and documents.

  • coral 29th August 2014

    Oceans are “heading for a car crash”

    Some weeks ago I wrote an article entitled, “Requiem for The Great Barrier Reef.” The article was based on an earlier article in The Guardian by Dr. Timothy Flannery, an Australian scientist and environmental commentator.

  • JejuFr-Cunningham 16th August 2014

    The Visit of Pope Francis to Korea 2014

    Pope Francis is visiting South Korea from Aug 14-18, 2014. He comes to a country facing very difficult challenges both internally and externally, writes Fr Donal O’Keeffe, Columban Director in Korea.

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 UK Sept Oct2014

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


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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