The Chapel of St Columba offers monthly evening eucharistic services in the Celtic Christian & Liberal Catholic Traditions that are open to all people. Our services celebrate the Christian Holy Days and Seasonal Festivals of the year by combining the beauty of traditional sacramental worship and liturgy with a nature-centered, contemplative, and mystical approach to Christian Spirituality.
The Chapel is a part of The Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch, an independent sacramental church grounded in the Christian Mystical Tradition. It was founded in 1958 by Herman Adrian Spruit who had been consecrated a bishop by Charles Hampton, the Presiding Bishop of the Liberal Catholic Church for the USA. The Apostolic succession of the church comes from the Roman Catholic Church, through the Dutch/German Old Catholic Church and the Liberal Catholic Church in England, as well as through Orthodox and Anglican lines of succession.
The Chapel was established in 2016 as an ecumenical, nature-centered community in the Celtic Christian and Contemplative Traditions.
We offer a welcoming, spiritually nurturing place where people from various backgrounds can come together to celebrate the changing seasons and connect to God through meditation, prayer, and sacramental worship. We strive to put our spiritual principles into practice through offering service to the community and by acting in an environmentally responsible manner as Stewards of God's Creation . Learn More >
Join us in a beautiful historic church set in natural bush surroundings for evening seasonal services in the Celtic Christian and Liberal Catholic traditions. We welcome anyone who would like to attend, and our sacraments are open to all people. The services combine traditional liturgical worship with candles, incense, music, contemplative prayer, and creative ceremony. Steeped in tradition, the services evoke an atmosphere of stillness and peace and invite you into a place of meditative silence, peace, and spiritual reflection.
Celtic Christianity draws on ancient religious and monastic traditions, yet this spiritual path is relevant for the contemporary world today. . It focuses on hope and the good rather than sin or evil, and promotes equality between male and female and clergy and laity. Attuning to the seasons and elements, having a close personal connection to Christ, Mary and the Saints, revering nature as God's Creation and utilising ceremony, music, art, and poetry in worship are common characteristics .
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