Presentation of Saint-Columba

Published on 20 August 2023

The Saint-Columba parish has been in existence for over 80 years on Palmerston Street, Phoenix. It has been one of the few English speaking churches that has had a significant impact on the life of the congregation.

Worship Services

Worship services are celebrated there at 9:30am in English. The parish also officiates a worship service in Creole on Mondays at 7.00pm.

As in every parish of the Presbyterian Church, the sharing of the Word is intended to be nourishing, praise joyful , prayers close to people, the Lord’s Supper welcoming.

Our location

The parish is located on Palmerston Road, Phoenix, not far from St Nicholas Grammar School.

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The parish includes a recreational center, where parishioners meet for a cup of tea after worship, for rehearsals or other parish, inter-parish and Christian meetings, among others. Karibu has undergone major renovations to consolidate its foundation and to further extend the space to better accommodate more people for more activities.

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Pastor Rodney Curpanen, the previous resident pastor with over 28 years as a minister in The Presbyterian Church of Mauritius was officiated for retirement in June 2023. Pastor Inkyu Choi from South Korea currently oversees the parish as interim pastor. A new resident pastor will be installed in the coming months.

Main activities


The house cells emphasize on sharing the Word, prayer, friendship, mutual support and witnessing. These are weekly or fortnight meetings led by a Cell Manager.


The ladies group meet on Thursday mornings to share the Word, their daily experiences and support each other.