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About St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

Located in the heart of Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk has come to be known as an oasis to its many passing visitors. Within this beautiful early 20th Century building one finds that moment of solitude, away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city outside, for a quiet time with our Lord.

We invite you to worship with us whenever you are able to.

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Minister of St. Andrew's Scots Kirk, Rev. Bill Davine, accompanied by his wife Charlotte

Minister at St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

Rev. Bill Davine, accompanied by his wife Charlotte, has taken up pastoral duties at St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk. Bill is a minister of the Presbyterian Church. (USA) He is also a retired career diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service, having served in several posts in East Asia and the former Soviet Union during a 27-year career. He is preaching and leading worship, performing weddings and baptisms, and providing other pastoral services.

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Upcoming Events at St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

Sermons at St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 11th August 2019

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 So we saw a few weeks ago how Pl wrote to the Galatians, who were being troubled by some very influential jewish believers, who insisted that Christians had to become Jews 1st. The Colossians were being troubled by Greek ideas that were about secret codes & knowledge & some very odd practices.

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What would a Scottish tourist make of St Andrew’s, Colombo?

A Scot – let’s call him “Jimmy” – arriving in Colombo would find St Andrew’s Scots Kirk services fairly familiar, although looking around at the congregation from a variety of countries and denominational backgrounds – Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Pentecostal etc – he would be on less familiar ground. The hymns, children’s talks, monthly Communion

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 4th August 2019

Colossians 3:1-11 It is possible to be so heavenly minded, you’re no earthly use. Do you know that expression? It refers to people who have their heads in the clouds, as it were – they like to look very pious and holy. They want people to notice that they are religious. There’s one example which

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Bohra Mosque Friendship

Bohra Mosque Friendship

On Sunday 21st July, a group of 15 from St Andrew’s Scots Kirk, Colombo, were welcomed to the Bohra Mosque community. And what a welcome! We were treated royally, with an excellent explanation of the origins of the Bohra Community in Egypt, Yemen and India. We were moved by the chanting of some verses from the Koran by

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 28th July 2019

Colossians 2:6-19 According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: “It’s a marvellous day today”! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 21st July 2019

Colossians 1:15-28 I’m glad that God doesn’t run his kingdom like the A.A. runs their breakdown insurance. I wouldn’t stand a chance. You see, they wanted to kick me out. I had this breakdown cover insurance on my car – d’you have that here in Sri Lanka? It means that you pay £50, £100 a

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