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May 2020 - The Order is rededicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Rosary is held every Monday during May   -----    13th May 2020 - "Light a candle for the deceased" - The Director for Spirituality& Welfare asks everyone to join us in lighting a candle for all of our deceased. (see "What We Do/Action News" for more details)   -----   23rd April 2020 - SPUC and Catholic Concern release articles and letters about "Abortion at Home" (click on SPUC at the bottom of the page for more details    -----   19th March 2020 - KSC Launches Corona Virus News page. Click on COVID 19 link above


6th April 2020 - The Supreme Knight issues further advice

An Update from Supreme Knight

Over the last weeks I have seen so many of Brothers in their communication attempts;
This is Fraternity for which I am delighted to see and to compliment you all.

My own Council have had a “WhatsApp” for the last 3 years, this came about by a younger Brother saying that we all need to keep in contact with each other, remind us of meetings, events it includes the Council’s
Chaplain, who also communicates with us on Mass times etc.

This does not stop you from picking up the
phone to Brothers who you know live alone, this has always been the way that welfare Officer should have been doing. Now is the time to reach out to those Brothers, indeed Brothers who live outside your area whom
you may not have seen in sometime.
Talk to them!

This is Holy Week
While it is not possible to visit your local Church there are lots of Church’s on-line. Mass times are listed across the Orders website. You can “attend” daily Mass from most Churches across the country. This is our
Faith we are living reminders of our Church nd when they do reopen we will throng them in our great numbers, to again show our commitment to our religious beliefs. We must remember the time when Jesus was left alone in the desert the trials he went through before coming into Jerusalem. This week is the Lord’s Passion; let us each and everyone concentrate on this time until His Glorious
Resurrection on Easter Sunday.


KSC Mourns the passing of a special Member of Honour

Following the death of our beloved Archishop Emeritus Peter Smith RIP, who was a Member of Honour of the Order the following was sent to all Brothers in the Order:

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of His Grace Peter Smith, Archbishop Memritus of Southwark Cathedral, who passed to his eternal rest on Friday 6th of March. His Grace passed after a short illness and was surrounded by his family.

We send our deepest condolnces at this time to all the Family and Friends of His Grace. Archbishop Emeritus Peter was a great friend to the Knigts of St Columba and was a great supporter. We will miss him dearly.

Supreme Knight


5th and 6th October 2019 - KSC's 97th Supreme Council and Centenary Banquet were held in Glasgow.


On Saturday 5th October 2019 the Order held it's 97th Supreme Council Meeting. Our Supreme Council is like an AGM, but with a slight difference.

We still do all the same as other AGMs do but we restrict who can come along to Brothers of the Order and selected guests.

This year saw a larger turnout, especially from visiting Clergy, and Brothers all there to help us celebrate our 100th Year as a Lay Organisation of the Catholic Church in Great Britain.

The weekend culminated in our Centenary Banquet. This was held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel and had 450 guests come along to it.

Guests to the banquet were treated to a 3 course dinner, drinks and entertainment as well as some awards being presented.

Everyone who came along said how much they loved the events and were glad they came along.

Supreme Knight Brother Bertie Grogan, Deputy Supreme Knight Brother Harry Welsh and our Ecclesiastical Advisor His Grace Malcolm McMahon Archbishop of Liverpool visit with the Holy Father in Rome


On 2nd October 2019 our Supreme Knight Brother Bertie Grogan, along with our Deputy Supreme Knight Brother Harry Welsh and our Ecclesiastical Advisor His Grace Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool, took a journey to the Vatican City in Rome.

Whilst there they were introduced by His Grace Archbishop Malcolm to the Holy Father and presented Him with a picture of St Columba that had been commissioned for this visit.

The Holy Father spoke with our delegates and congratulated the Order on achieving a great milestone for the Church.

Above are some of the images of the day.

About Us

Founded in Glasgow Scotland in the year 1919, the Knights of Saint Columba is the largest Catholic fraternal service organisation of its kind in Britain.

The Order is named after the missionary Saint Columba of Ireland. The pious saint helped to bring Christianity to the people of Northern Britain.

Our membership cuts across people from different walks of life, who by dedication, share in the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.

We have over 4,000 members in over 300 Councils across England, Scotland and Wales. Membership is limited to men who faithfully practise Catholicism and are aged 16 or over.

As a religious sodality, we support the doctrine as well as the missionary work of the Holy Catholic Church.

We foster the spiritual and material wellbeing of members and their families. Similarly, we encourage the development of young people in our local communities and abroad.

We are also part of the founding members of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights. (I.A.C.K.)

The Order is an organised body of Catholic men; a lay organisation giving its entire loyalty to the Holy See, to the Hierarchy and Clergy in all things appertaining to the Catholic Church.
Belonging to the Order strengthens our Catholicity by learning, understanding and spreading Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel values. Members work together with the Church with the full approval of the Hierarchies of England, Scotland and Wales.
Members of the Order are pledged to campaign for pro-life and other moral issues, working with other organisations that share our views and beliefs. Members are also committed to help and support young people to grow in the likeness of Christ as well as promoting vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and religious life.
The Order is a fraternal and charitable organisation, ensured by its members carrying out benevolent works in our parishes, dioceses and overseas, especially in the developing world.

The Order aims to be a family organisation that promotes the family and its values, and fully appreciates the help and support of our ladies, families and friends who support us in the work carried out in the name of the Knights of St Columba.
Members of the Order aim to achieve these objectives through practising the fundamental values of: Charity, Unity and Fraternity.

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