Far East Magazine

The 'Far East' is the official magazine of the Columban Missionaries in Britain. You are invited to participate in Columban mission by receiving the Far East magazine and sharing it with family and friends within your community.


The ‘Far East’ provides insight into the mission work of Columbans around the world and gives readers a deeper awareness of our shared call through baptism to be God’s missionaries. The ‘Far East’ will help you better understand other cultures and religions and the effects global economics and environmental degradation have on poor and marginalised communities around the world.

Often the stories are tragic tales of our failed human condition; the poverty, exploitation and inhumanity that mars our earthly existence. Yet, in the midst of despair, Columban missionaries live in solidarity with ordinary people and, together, they move forward to improve their social, economic and spiritual lives, always with Jesus Christ as their guide.

To receive the Far East magazine, please complete the form to subscribe or to renew your subscription via PayPal (you can use a credit or debit card and checkout as a guest; you do not need a PayPal account).

By answering the questions on the form (both optional), you will help us to understand what led you to subscribe and whether it is linked to the recent visit of a Columban priest to your parish for a Mission Appeal. Thank you!

If you prefer, you can also subscribe to the ‘Far East’ by calling the Mission Office on 01564 772 096 or by email to fareast@columbans.co.uk.

The ‘Far East’ is published seven times a year. The minimum subscription amount is £10, but you can choose to receive less than seven issues per annum, if you prefer. Simply select from the drop-down menu in the form, or tell us how many issues you would like to receive when you contact the Mission Office.

If you’d like to find out more before you subscribe, you can view recent ‘Far East’ issues below.

“I grew up reading my parent’s copy of the Far East and I am now a subscriber of the magazine myself! I enjoy learning more about various Columban Mission programmes around the world and seeing how donations made to the Columbans are being used to support those less fortunate than ourselves.”

Philip, Bristol

Recent editions