Society of St. Columban © St. Columban’s Widney Manor Rd, Knowle, Solihull. West Midlands B93 9AB

Tel. 01564







God entered our world, on our terms, to experience our human reality in its diversity.

Mission Statement:

We are Columban Missionaries sent to cross boundaries seeking out signs and echoes of the kingdom alive in the human reality among the diverse people of Birmingham on their terms, to be challenged by what emerges, to try to create a different experience of Church among those we meet and encourage new relationships of unforeseen possibilities for new life.

We do this by being present to people in their human struggle in the context of their cultural, faith and economic experience, through witness, dialogue and solidarity, and by encouraging and listening to the local Church in its efforts to reach out beyond its boundaries for the sake of the Good News of Jesus Christ.


As Columbans we try to create an "engaging presence" among the diverse peoples of Birmingham by giving witness to our mission statement and by supporting and challenging each other in the living out of this mission statement in agreed places of presence.

Jim Fleming SSC

Ray Collier SSC




The Mission Outreach team are centred in Birmingham. Originally based at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, part of the team has now spread into the Sparkhill area.

Fr. Ray Collier SSC,

Fr. Jim Fleming SSC.

The Lay Missionary group,

Husband and Wife

Mauricio and Natalie.

And Bernardita.