A very warm welcome to St. Luke's.
Whatever brings you here, welcome!
CHURCH NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP!
From Wednesday the 8th July we are able to hold public services again.
As it stands at the moment, there will be a Mass celebrated at 8am and 10.30 am on a Sunday, and at 10.30 am on a Wednesday.
In order to ensure that everyone that wants to is able to attend Church on a Sunday, I encourage you to consider attending the 8am Mass on a Sunday if you are able. This will reduce the congregation size at the 10.30am service thereby allowing us all to worship as safely as possible.
To meet government requirements, services will look and feel quite different for a long while yet, but what's important is that we are able to be together again.
The Church has been reordered to allow for 2m social distancing. Singing, sharing 'the peace' and sharing the Chalice is still not possible, and there is sadly no Tea / Coffee after services.
All the above is likely to be reviewed by the Church of England in the coming weeks, and as soon as anything changes I'll let you know.
If you're interested, the latest advice to Clergy from Bishop Martin can be read here.
Church Opening Times:
Monday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 4pm - Mass at 10.30 am
Thursday Not open
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 7.45 am - 4pm - Mass at 8 am and 10.30 am
During the 'Lockdown' many people have appreciated the online
worship that we have been offering. Given that a number of people are
still required to stay at home, we will continue to offer Morning and
Evening Prayer on our Facebook Page at 9am and 5pm on Tuesday
and Friday, Compline at 9pm on a Sunday, and we'll live stream the
10.30am Parish Mass on a Sunday and the 10.30am Mass on a
Morning & Evening Prayer is according the Church of England 'Daily
Prayer' book or App. The Order for Compline can be found here.
PARISH CENTRE UPDATE 29/05/2020
Our Parish Centre, including the Hall and Meeting Room sadly remain closed.
Chrissy (who takes all our bookings) is currently 'furloughed' and is therefore unable to respond to phone calls or e-mails.
It remains uncertain when we will be able to re-open but as soon as we know anything for definite, we will post an update here.
In the meantime, Roy Maryan (The Church Treasurer) is happy to be contacted by telephone on 01323 500464 and can offer advice to regular users of the Parish Centre. He will not however be able to take any new bookings.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding in these trying times.
If you would like to make a donation to support our work at St. Luke's (or give something in response to our Bethlehem Walk) Our Just Giving Page is Here.