Rev Nico Weeber has been invited to preach at St Andrew’s Scots Kirk as sole nominee for the position of Minister at our Church. The plan is that he will preach on Sunday 5th December and those members present at Church on that day will be able to vote as whether to accept him as their future Minister.
Meet God in Worship, Silence and Service
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.
Locum Minister at St. Andrew's Scots Kirk
Rev Roshan Mendis is the first Sri Lankan Minister to be appointed to St Andrew’s Scots Kirk.
Rev. Roshan felt a deep calling to serve the Lord and pursued his theological education at the Dutch Reformed Church Seminary and Bible Institute, and thereafter at the Reformed Theological College, Australia before being ordained in 1990. In 2005 he received the Academic Excellence award from the Alliance Graduate School, Philippines receiving a Diploma in Marriage and Family Ministry.
Rev. Mendis served the Dutch Reformed Church as a Minister for 23 years, and has also served on the Board of Governors of the Colombo Theological Seminary, and Methodist College. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka and the Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka.
In 2013, he resigned as a Minister to join his alma mater S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and was appointed as the Associate Chaplain of the school.
During the past few years, Rev. Roshan has assisted St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk as a visiting preacher in the absence of a permanent minister.
He is a gifted preacher and musician and has served the Church in Sri Lanka as an ordained Minister for 32 years.
If you would like to speak with a Minister, we could connect you, so please reach out to our Church Officer.
Interim Moderator - Church of Scotland
Greetings from Scotland!
As some of you will know I am the new Interim Moderator for the Congregation of Saint Andrews Colombo, and it is my hope and prayer to serve you and guide you forward over the challenging times that we in the church and the world.
A little bit about me
As you will see from the photograph, I have been a Minister of the Church of Scotland for many years and served in Congregations in Scotland. I then became a locum serving your church after the Rev John left in 2013, then travelled onto our Churches in Bermuda, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands as locum.
I have had a long held interest in the Church of Scotland as it was planted across the globe. Initially these locations were to suit Scottish business and families who travelled for work and reward. Then slowly they became churches far wider than just Scottish in style, embracing a wide variety of cultures,languages and denominational background. I believe that to be a great bonus, enriching the church at home and overseas. We are part of God’s creation, part of His people on earth. Let us seek ways to discern his will
I hope to be with you sometime in 2023, to share worship with Rev Roshan, and together praise God and learn to be in His Service
Blessings to you all
Rev Norman Hutcheson