Presentation of the parish

Published on 26 February 2015

Saint Columba has existed for some 80 years in this location on Palmerston Street, Phoenix. Being one of the few churches with service in English that has had a significant impact on the life of the congregation.

Worship Services

Worship services are celebrated there at 9:30 am in English. The parish also officiates a worship service on weekdays on Wednesdays at 19.00.

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 at Parlmerston Street in Phoenix not far from the Indira Gandhi center.

The parish has a hall, currently under renovation, where parishioners meet for a cup of tea after worship, for rehearsals or other parish, inter-parish and Christian meetings, among others. Karibu is currently under renovation to consolidate its foundation, its base and to make it better able to accommodate more people and more activities.

Rodney Curpanen has a doctorate in missiology. he has been ministering for several years already with an emphasis on youth and training.

Main activities

The house cells where we share the Word, prayer, friendship, mutual support, witness. Fortnight meeting led by a Cell Manager.

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

Pastor’s testimony
Most of us come from different countries around the world, including Mauritius. Some of us are on temporary assignment in Mauritius, some have settled more or less permanently here and many are Mauritian citizens.

We are of different races, cultures and languages, and come from different Christian denominations including Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, etc.

No matter how different we are, we are united in our love for Christ and for each other. It’s a church of friends for life. Many of our former members are now back in their own country or are still globetrotting. However, they stay in touch and often tele-participate in the life of our community.

Whether you are an existing member of our Church or a visitor, we welcome you with the heart of God. We invite you to seize this exciting opportunity to grow, rent and serve it with us.