Who We Are
The Church of St. Columba is home to a small but diverse group of people from numerous area communities. We welcome all people to our warm, lovely church, and strive to integrate all visitors into our parish family. We also strive for and welcome growth, as we seek to draw from our surrounding communities to help all people grow in faith and love.
Saint Columba of Iona is the patron saint of Ireland
(7 December 521 – 9 June 597)
Our mission is to provide a strong foundation from which the members of the parish can continue to grow in Christ’s ministry, through worship, teaching, healing, and service to our area communities, in the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ.
St. Columba’s is within, and part of, the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. We are located in Hanover Park, about 30 miles from Lake Michigan and Chicago’s downtown area. The surrounding communities include Bartlett, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Streamwood. This entire area is a mix of older, established communities, burgeoning with new developments. We are home to a small but diverse group of people from the communities listed above. Our church family welcomes all people to our warm, lovely church, and strive to integrate all visitors into our parish family. At St. Columba’s, we celebrate all the important occasions of our lives including baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and funerals. Worship is the central activity of the church and an active outreach and social life have strengthened the bonds of the parish family. We work together to maintain the church building as well as the grounds outside.
Multiple flea markets are held throughout the year with each drawing hundreds of people from all situations in life and many of the nearby community areas. The flea markets are both a fundraiser and means of outreach for our church, introducing ourselves to the community at large and aiding the economically disadvantaged. Additionally, our parishioners contribute to a local food pantry and a women’s crisis center. Parishioners donate flowers for the church in remembrance of special occasions, and have planted trees on our vast park-like grounds, as memorials to loved ones.
Our expansive grounds and beautiful exterior of our church are inviting to all. The interior offers a traditional worship setting, with stained glass windows throughout the sanctuary and community rooms, including the office, library and Sunday school classrooms. Our beautiful church seats approximately 100 people. We strive for and welcome growth, as we seek to draw from our surrounding communities to help all people grow in faith and love.