Many people have found their way to St Luke’s through reading one of the books penned by our vicar, Dave Tomlinson. His last book, How To Be A Bad Christian… And A Better Human Being, which came out in 2012, has been a massive hit – and not just within the church.

This September sees the launch of Dave’s follow-up book, The Bad Christian’s Manifesto: Reinventing God (And Other Modest Proposals). As members of the congregation, we’ve enjoyed advanced snippets over the last year or so when they make their way into Dave’s sermons on Sunday mornings. We’re excited to see the book published and available for a wider audience to enjoy.

The Bad Christian’s Manifesto will be officially launched on 11 September, and there’s a launch party here at St Luke’s on Friday 5 September, at 7.30pm. There’ll be fun, entertainment, Bad Christian ale and Bad Christian cupcakes! And of course, it’s a chance to chat to Dave, buy copies of the book and have them signed. Please do come along!

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by Dave on August 28, 2014


Anne Lamott to speak at St Luke’s on 26 August

Anne Lamott isn’t (yet) a widely recognised name in the UK, but in her native USA she’s well known for her books on life and spirituality, which are full of self-deprecating humour, candor and tenderness – and no easy answers. Anne’s best-known book is Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts On Faith, a personal and funny memoir [...]

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Feeling festive

If you happen to visit St Luke’s over the August bank holiday weekend, you’d be forgiven for thinking the congregation is on the sparse side. That’s because a lot of St Lukers will be decamping to Northamptonshire for the weekend for the Greenbelt festival. If you haven’t heard of Greenbelt, it’s a fantastic faith, arts [...]

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Vox Holloway commemorates The Great War by celebrating universal harmony

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. St Luke’s community choir, Vox Holloway, will be marking the centenary with a performance on Sunday 20 July – not with a war requiem or medley of popular wartime songs, but by celebrating harmony across the ages. The 70-strong choir will explore the [...]

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Another successful year for the St Luke’s Nightshelter

Our biggest project each year at St Luke’s is our part in the Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter. Throughout January-March (the coldest three months of the year), we open our doors each Saturday to offer a bed and meals to homeless people (six other churches in the area cover the rest of the week). Now [...]

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