The Knights of Saint Columba (local council 330) participate in welfare, social activities, youth work, the lay apostolate, ecumenism and practical work in parish,diocesan and national activities.
The Knights of St Columba is a national organisation affiliated to the International Alliance of Catholic Knights. The first council was elected in Glasgow in 1921 and the movement spread southwards. The Ruislip Knights of St Columba got their charter on 13 March 1939, becoming part of Westminster West Province. The first Grand Knight was Mr W. R. Leach The Ruislip KSC now covers the parishes of the Most Sacred Heart, St Thomas More’s, Eastcote, St Matthew’s, Northwood and St Gregory’s, South Ruislip.
Men of all ages and professions make up the Ruislip KSC, which meets on the second Wednesday of every month in the Warrender Room. They spend much time fund raising and send donations to various good causes, such as RAFT at Mount Vernon Hospital andhelp out in the parish in all sorts of ways, from moving chairs in the Hesdin Hallto co-ordinating all-night vigils. They have strong links with the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child and St Vincent de Paul. The group is open to any practising catholic male over 16 years of age.
Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month at 8.00 p.m. in the Warrender room.