Category Archives: News

News and announcements relevant to the church community. For any additions, deletions, or changes, please contact the parish administrator.

Carol Parker

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Carol Parker, organist and choir director at St Columba. A service and celebration of life will be held at St Columba on Saturday, September 12th at 11 am. There will be a visitation at the church before the service starting at 10 am, and a reception will follow in the church hall at noon.

New Priest-in-Charge

The Revd Bill Sheppard is retiring at the end of June. Bishop Chapman announced his appointment of the Revd Ken Spear as priest­-in­-charge at St Columba as of July 1st.

Morning Prayer at Wabano Centre

Morning Prayer (BCP) at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Rd. The service will be followed by a tour & lunch (finishes by noon). No service at St Columba that day. For carpool arrangements from the church, speak to Revd Sheppard, Wardens Chris or Randy, or Administrator Theresa.

Bales for the North


This year’s packing day at St. Columba is Wed. 20 May, 9:00a.m.‘til noon. Volunteers are needed for assembling the packing boxes on Tues. evening, 19 May, 7:00p.m. Help is also welcomed with refreshments for the packers on
Wed. morning. If you can, come and enjoy the fun with volunteers from other parishes! To donate items for the Bales, see list posted in the John Stewart Hall (new items only, please). They may be brought to church on preceding Sundays or on box assembly night. Monetary donations to help defray shipping costs are also welcomed. For further information, contact Judy G.

High Horizons’ Lunch

Our parish is hosting lunch for High Horizons at McKay United Church on Tuesday, May 12th from 11am to 1pm. We will be serving sandwiches and squares. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mary F.