Sunday Service, 22nd November 2020 @ 9am


About Us

St Columba’s is both a place and a people marked by Christian worship with a rich history, diversely expressed through our members and ministers, in response to the person and teaching of Christ, seeking to understand and live life in the changing context of the times.
We place a high value on the care of our members, do what we can do to lighten the load of the world around us and engage in open-minded conversation with people from all walks of life.
We continue to pray for our country, her people and all affected by lockdown and #covid19
Our Special Church Services
Special services are held to celebrate important events during the Christian year. Holy week services are held each evening during the week prior to Easter and the very moving service of Tenebrae is held at 19h00 on Maundy Thursday. The Good Friday service is held at 09h00 and the services on Easter Sunday are always well attended. 
On Ascension Day (always falls on a Thursday) a communion service is held and this is followed by traditional congregational breakfast cooked by the Ministers!
On Christmas Eve we have a service which starts at 18h00 which is always popular and the services at 08h00 and 09h00 on Christmas Day are invariably very well attended We also enjoy Carols by Candlelight in the George Hay Park opposite the Church, preceded by a picnic. This will be held on 17th November 2020 at 6pm. Please join us for this wonderful event which is attended by many of the congregation and community.

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Some of our Outreach Projects

Bethany Home

Bethany Home  provides a home environment for up to 50 abused women and their children. They offer counselling and legal assistance as well as career guidance in order for the women to transition back into society.

The Frida Hartley Shelter

The Frida Hartley Shelter caters to homeless women and children who have no home of their own. With 22 rooms, the destitute residents are up-skilled and financially assisted to help them find a new occupation and create a new life.

Guild Cottage

Guild Cottage provides safe refuge and a loving environment for sexually abused children who are placed in care by the state.

The Pantry

St Columba’s delivers groceries every month to 27 families who have fallen on  hard times.

Soup Kitchen

Every morning we have+- 60 hungry people who enjoy a cup of soup and bread to see them through the day.  For some of them, that is all they eat in a day.


Parkcare is a home for the elderly.  We help with extra clothes, blankets, toiletries and few other essentials.

Agape Inner City Projects

Agape Inner City Projects offers a home to several abandoned children who receive bursaries for schooling which are supported annually by Nicarela.

Jordan House

Jordan House in Coronationville provides accommodation to over 150 pensioners who are unable to support themselves.

Guild Cottage

Oasis is an NPO that provides financial support to abandoned and HIV positive children as well as their families.

where to find us

St Columba’s is situated in the leafy cosmopolitan suburb of Parkview, a short walk from Zoo Lake and close to Johannesburg Zoo at 45 Lurgan Rd, opposite a small park with a playground. The traditional stone Church with its stained glass rose window and other beautiful windows created by leading artists is flanked by a well-tended Garden of Remembrance and fronted by a small courtyard garden with a fountain and fishpond. Its tranquil exterior belies all the activities that take place within the Church walls and beyond.

come and Visit Us
Bible Study with Dr James

Bible study with Rev Dr James Elias is on the last Wednesday of every month at 10.00am in the Chapel. All Welcome

Tel: 011 646 5420

Bible Study with Donna

Bible Study with Donna Wyckoff-Wheeler is on the third Thursday of every month at 10.00am in the Chapel. All Welcome

Tel: 011 646 5420

Speakers' Corner

The talks take place on the last Thursday of every month. We meet in Dalziel at 10.00am to discuss various topics: health issues, financial management, lifestyle, sport and fun. All Welcome

Tel: 011 646 5420

Dorcas Society

The Dorcas Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Tel: 011 646 5420

Women's Fellowship

Women’s Fellowship meet on a Monday on the second week of every month.

Tel: 011 646 5420


Thusano meets every Thursday at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Thusano assists domestic workers to make clothes, to learn to knit and embroider.

Tel: 011 646 5420