Bubbles is for children aged 2-6 and meets Sunday during the morning service. They praise God, learn about Him and have fun together.
Explore is for children aged 7-10 and meets Sunday mornings during the morning service. They learn about God in appropriate ways for their age with fun, exciting and challenging activities. We hope and pray they will come to know God for themselves and grow in faith. Occasionally they are involved in the morning service.
Thirst is for young people aged 12 years upwards and meets Sunday mornings during the morning service. Through reading the bible and discussions we try to encourage the young people to go deeper in their faith by thinking about how they live their lives and what relevance their faith has in their lives. Thirst also meets for social events at varied times and places throughout the year. Youth Leaders will pass on more details when they are happening.
We have a Passover / Last Supper Celebration on Maundy Thursday at 6.00pm. A meal for all ages; there is a cost for this meal and tickets can be ordered through the church office.
On Good Friday we have a service at 10.30am - An Hour at the Cross (a reflective, meditative service)
On Easter Day we celebrate 'Christ is Risen' with an outdoor service on the ridge of Priory Park leaving from the church at 6am. We come back to the church for coffee and hot cross buns. We have our usual services at 8.45am and 10.30am both with Holy Communion. Depending on what Sunday of the month Easter day is, we may have another service also.
We celebrate Harvest Festival on the first Sunday in October, always giving to a charity that works with those overseas who are less fortunate than ourselves. In recent years we have supported projects run by International Needs.
Sunday 6th December - Messy Church Christmas at 4.15pm (inlcudes hot food at the end)
Sunday 13th December - Carols by Candlelight at 6.30pm
Sunday 20th December - Children and young people leading our 10.30am service
Christmas Eve, 24th December - Christingle Service at 4.00pm and Midnight Communion starting at 11.15pm
Christmas Day, 25th December - Christmas Day Celebration with Holy Communion at 10.00am
Congratulations if you are reading this section as you are thinking about getting married. It is a joy and pleasure to be involved with you and support you on this special day.
Please contact Revd Anita Colpus to talk about your wedding day. If you are enquiring about your banns being read because you are getting married at another church, please contact Pearl Smith and she will arrange this with you. There are costs for church weddings and banns being read.
We are delighted to baptise children and adults into church. Baptism is the public declaration of faith in God, made by the person coming for baptism or parents if the child is too young to profess a faith for themselves.
If you are interested in baptism, please contact Revd Anita Colpus. Baptisms take place during our main Sunday service and can also be by full immersion. There is no cost to be baptised in church.
At the sad and changing season of losing a loved one, God can be a comfort and give peace if we allow Him. If you would like a church service to give thanks for and celebrate the life of one who has died, we would be honoured to do this and journey with you at this sad time and we can also do a memorial service.
Please contact Revd Anita Colpus for guidance and assistance. We also have a group for widows and widowers that meets monthly called ‘Changing Paths’; if you are interested in meeting others in a similar position, please contact Revd Anita Colpus. There are costs for church funerals.
At St Luke's Church we believe that the children and young people have a part to play in the body of Christ. We run specific age groups which teaches, models and encourages them to become Children of God, whatever age.
Our vision is to teach them about the incredible love of God and the fun and adventure involved in following Jesus.