Who are we?
“The Knights of Saint Columba is a Catholic fraternal service organisation and the largest of its kind in Britain.
Founded in Glasgow in 1919, it is named in honour of Saint Columba, a Christian missionary from Ireland who helped to introduce Christianity to people in Northern Britain.
We are dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity and have more than 4,000 members in over 300 Councils across England, Scotland and Wales. Membership is limited to practising Catholic men aged 16 or older.
We exist to support the mission and doctrine of the Catholic Church and at the same time to work for the “spiritual and material good of its members and their families”.
We are a founder member of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights. (I.A.C.K.)
We follow the social teachings of the Catholic Church and work for the moral and social welfare of our communities and in particular to help the development of young people. Our members strive to achieve all these aims through charity, unity and fraternity.”
Where are we?
Council 422 (High Wycombe & District) of the Knights of St Columba meets at St Wulstan’s Church in Hollis Road, High Wycombe on the 2nd Monday of each month at 8pm.
The council is located within Province 23 (the Thames Valley area) and comprises the following parishes:
- Princes Risborough: St Teresa of the Child Jesus
- High Wycombe: St Augustine, Apostle of England
- Totteridge: St Wulstan’s
- Booker: Our Lady of Grace
- Bourne End: St Dunstan
- Marlow: St Peter
- Great Missenden: Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Beaconsfield: St Teresa of the Child Jesus and SS John Fisher and Thomas More
- Chesham: St Columba
- Chesham Bois: Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
- Chalfont St Peter: St Joseph’s
- Little Chalfont: St Aidan’s
The Grand Knight for 2016-2017 is Tom Barnes. If you would like further information, you can contact the Knights in High Wycombe here