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CORONAVIRUS: St Columba’s is closed until further notice.
See our Archbishop John’s statement closing all churches & the updated news item “Coronavirus & St Columba’s” below.
Baptisms take place on demand, usually though not always on Sundays: contact Fr Roy or Deacon Philip. Please give as much notice as possible because parents are required to receive some instruction prior to the celebration.
This usually takes place annually on the 4th Sunday of June. The course of instruction starts during the preceding autumn – announcements about the arrangements for that will be made at Sunday Mass at that time.
This usually takes place in May or June although it depends on the availability of the Bishop to visit the parish. The course of instruction starts during the preceding autumn – announcements about these arrangements will be made at Sunday Mass at that time.
At least six months’ notice, preferably more, is required for essential formalities to be completed, even if getting married elsewhere; and if you are getting married abroad then it is highly recommended that you give a year’s notice. Attendance by both parties at a diocesan marriage preparation course is essential. Contact Fr Roy or Deacon Philip for more details.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Sacrament of the Sick/Anointing: