Called to an ever more faithful service of the Gospel, at St Columba’s we seek to draw people into a more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.
A series of Reflections

A series of reflections seeking to explore something of the Essence of Life in the face of these extraordinary circumstances.  The late Henri Nouwen, priest, professor and author, once said:  In solitude we discover that our life is not a possession to be defended, but a gift to be shared… at a moment in time where many are experiencing the enormous challenges that come with the grinding halt of much of the activity that gives shape to our world – and to us – with an inevitable redirection, the value of slowing down… of “being”… and of reflection…should not be too quickly disregarded.

You are invited to join our community in listening to these podcasts as we consider – amongst other things – how humanity, grace, love and kindness, our President’s leadership, essential services, the neglect of and care for others, isolation, community and connectedness, simplicity, blame, illness, death and grief might be more fully interpreted to us through the journey to and drama of the Cross.

Listen in at 9:00 every Monday through Friday for this week and next.

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.

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 is held four days before Christmas and is attended by many of the congregation and community.

St Columba's Outreach

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