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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.


A CARING MINISTRY IN A HURTING WORLD


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.

Our Ministers

The Elders @ St Columba’s

Meet the Elders


St Columba’s is a community where the best of Presbyterian tradition courageously embraces inclusivity, innovation and openminded conversation in Christian service.

Sunday, 18th November

 8.00am and 9.30am

Communion

Rev. Jaco Bester

Wednesday, 14th November

  Evening Service

6.00pm for pre-service snacks

followed by the service at 6.30pm

Sunday, 25th November

 8.00am and 9.30am

Rev. Jaco Bester

Christ the King Sunday

Wednesday, 21st November

Evening Service

6.00pm for pre-service snacks

followed by the service at 6.30pm

Sunday, 2nd December

 8.00am and 9.30am

Rev. Alistair Anquetil

First Sunday of Advent


Wednesday, 5th December

Evening Service

6.00pm for pre-service snacks

followed by the service at 6.30pm

Sunday, 9th December

 8.00am and 9.30am

Rev. Alistair Anquetil


Sunday, 16th December

8.00am and 9.30am

Rev. Jaco Bester

Communion


Sunday, 23rd December

8.00am and 9.30am

Rev. Alistair Anquetil


Monday 24th December

Christmas Eve

Rev. Alistair Anquetil

6.00pm Service

Monday 25th December

Christmas Day

8.00am & 9.30am service

Rev. Alistair Anquetil



St Columba’s is led through the colleague ministry of Rev. Alistair Anquetil and Rev Jaco Bester. Standing on the shoulders of the giants of our past and looking confidently to the future, this energetic duo bring life, wonder and meaning to our members and others in the community on Sundays – and throughout the week.


The similarities of these men hold our Church together, while their often marked differences guarantee us of fresh perspectives, challenging thinking and more. Their experience allows Alistair and Jaco to relate to all of our members, as individuals and families across the generations, and into the wider community especially including many people who feel associated with St Columba’s although are not formally members of the congregation. Our ministers are bold adventurers, youthful in their outlook while balancing tradition with the needs of a growing younger congregation. They are driven by the belief that we are all drawn to ever more faithful service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.


Alistair and Jaco are well respected within the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa, with both being members of the Executive Committee. Their calls to serving at St Columba’s were strongly supported, with the love, respect and gratitude shown to these men growing all the time – through their acts and words. We celebrate sharing in the rich and dynamic ministry of these two and their families.


Rev. Alistair Anquetil

Rev Alistair Anquetil

Rev. Jaco Bester

Rev Jaco Bester

Worship Upcoming Services The weekly message

45 Lurgan Road, Parkview, Johannesburg,  2193.  Tel: (011) 646-5420.  Email: admin@stcolumbas.org.za