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  • 03 Fr. Peter Hughes, Regional Director (cropped) (web450) 21st December 2018

    Thank you for your support

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Britain, expresses his thanks to all our Columban friends and supporters and especially those who have responded to our Christmas Letter and Appeal.

  • Columban Cal 2019 LO RES (FRONT COVER) (web450) 17th December 2018

    Columban Calendar 2019

    The Columban Calendar 2019 has been widely circulated during November and December. However, we do have a few spare copies, so if you can suggest a group, charity or organisation that could help find a good home for them, please get in touch.

  • Holy Family 2nd December 2018

    Christmas Appeal 2018

    Fr. Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Britain, draws inspiration from the recent canonisation of Oscar Romero for his Christmas message to the whole Columban family. 

  • IMG-20170819-WA0139 (web450) 24th September 2018

    Invitation to Mission Programme 2019

    The Columbans are now inviting applications for participation in the 2019 ‘Invitation to Mission Programme’ programme, visiting the Philippines during Holy Week 2019.

  • Pentecost image (web450) 1st May 2018

    Pentecost Appeal 2018

    Fr. Peter Hughes reflects on our journey from Easter joy to becoming ‘Church’ at Pentecost, taking inspiration from the recent Invitation to Mission programme visit to Peru.

  • casa-del-nino-logo 30th April 2018

    An Integral Approach to Mission

    At Easter, a group from Britain visited St. Bernadette’s Children’s Centres in Lima, Peru. Here, Fr. Tony Coney (pictured below), who began the project, believes we are called to nurture and value the goodness in every child.

  • IMG-20180329-WA0013 29th March 2018

    British/Irish Invitation To Mission Group Visits Columban Mission in Peru

    A group comprising of Columban co-workers, a lay missionary, a Faith in Action volunteer and Columban friends in Britain and Ireland have embarked on a 10-day journey to Lima, Peru

  • IMG_1584 (web450) 4th January 2018

    Seafarers receive 2018 Columban calendar

    Fr Colum Kelly, the Apostleship of the Sea chaplain for Immingham Docks, has sent us some photos of seafarers receiving their 2018 Columban calendars.

  • innkeeper-5X7-copy (web450) 1st December 2017

    Christmas Appeal 2017

    Father Peter Hughes, Columban Director in Birtain, sends Christmas greetings to our friends and supporters, and invites all to make room in their heart for the call of God’s mission.

  • 20170601_091409 (web450) 4th July 2017

    With Love, from Lancashire Hill to Lima

    Who says that little people can’t make a difference?  Fr. John Boles shares the story of how an 11-year old girl from Stockport responded to the devastating flash floods that affected thousands of people in March 2017.