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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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Rev. Ian And Kumar St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

Minister at St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

Revd Ian Gilmour, here with with Kumar, our church officer at Haputale, is delighted to be serving St Andrew’s.
He arrived earlier this year to be Locum Minister from another St Andrew’s congregation (St Andrew’s and St George’s West) in Edinburgh, Scotland. He finds the church members friendly and committed and is pleased to have witnessed more people attending church. Ian worked in banking, local government and accounting before entering the ministry. He has served mainly in Scotland but has been involved in projects in Africa and America. He is married to Donna and their family will all come to visit Sri Lanka. The best thing about St Andrew’s Scots Kirk is that people are open to attempt a new thing. His favourite saying from the bible is,

"God is love, and those who live in love, live in God and God lives in them."

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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: 17th November 2019

Readings:  Malachi 4.1-2a and Ephesians 4.11-16 The Gifts of The People I bet I know the main thing that has been on you your mind this week? No, not who is going to win the election? Will brave Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in forthcoming test match series? Not even what am I going to eat

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Family Service: 10th November 2019

Readings:  Micah 4.1-8 Luke 1.68-70 War, Peace and Silence Where did you first experience the eloquence of Silence? Hasn’t silence a matchless power of its own? Did you first feel it after an outstanding piece of playing at a concert, followed by a stunned silence? Or was it in a sporting context?  Did you witness

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 3rd November 2019

Readings Habakkuk 1 and 2 and Luke 19.1-10 Short Talk  The story of Zacchaeus is one which appeals to children, not least because they can easily visualise the small man who climbed up a sycamore tree. Children are often fascinated by ‘height’ and take pleasure in charting their own growth. I measured the height of

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 20th October 2019

On Healing 2 Timothy 2.8-15  &  Luke 17.11-19 Our subject is healing today Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? I was in Scotland to lead the funeral of a friend this week. He was the only person I know who used his date of birth and his date of death as his lottery numbers?

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 6th October 2019

Readings  2 Timothy 1.1-14  Luke 17:5-10 Just plain daft! Mad? A crazy idea. Planting trees in the sea sounds like a stupid exercise. Ludicrous! I reckon that is exactly how Jesus meant it to sound. We miss the point of this mini-parable if we look at it with solemn eyes It is cartoon he is

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 29th September 2019

Readings Jeremiah 1-3a, 6-15  and Luke 16.19-31 Psalm 150 The joyful finale to the Psalms, the song book of Judaism (King James Version) Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3

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