Every year, St Luke’s participates in the Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter, opening our doors throughout January-March (the coldest three months of the year), to offer a bed and meals to homeless people. This year’s project was once again a great success, thanks to the hard work of Dan Northam Jones and many volunteers from within the church.

Running Nightshelter costs a lot of money, so St Luke’s has a fundraising event this Saturday, 26 April, 4-7pm, to help generate funds and awareness. The money raised will go towards providing hospitality to our homeless guests, and the facilities needed to do that (such as the new shower).

The centre piece of the afternoon will be a preview exhibition of photographs taken by guests themselves, part of a fascinating project revealing the daily lives of homeless people in London.

There’ll also be a raffle with some great prizes donated by local businesses, live music and entertainment, and family-friendly activities. Plus there’ll be a tea party with sandwiches and cake to keep you fuelled throughout the fun.

Tickets are on sale on the door at £10 each (£5 concessions, children free). We hope to see you this Saturday for a great event, and to raise money for this vital project.

Holy Week & Easter

by Dave on April 11, 2014

This year we are very pleased to have Jake Lever’s brilliant new large-scale art work as the centrepiece of our Holy Week and Easter celebrations. The Blue and the Dim and the Gold is a mixed-media piece featuring an image of a lone figure in a boat on a gilded lake, dwarfed by a vast landscape of lake, hillside and evening sky. Jake describes the painting as a meditation upon the universal human experience and seeks to awaken spirituality and paths to inner healing, integration and wholeness. During Lent The Blue and the Dim and the Gold has been exhibited in Birmingham Cathedral, so we are very pleased and honoured to welcome it to St Luke’s over Easter.

Our services for Holy Week and Easter are as follows:

Maundy Thursday
8pm A bring and share meal with table communion

Good Friday
Noon A Meditation focussing particularly on Jake Lever’s ‘The Blue and the Dim and the Gold’ painting and other pieces of art.

Easter Vigil of Fire & Midnight Mass
11.15pm A dramatic experience of darkness and light to welcome Easter Day

Easter Day
NB. There will be no 9.15am service on Easter morning
11am A family Eucharist to celebrate Easter

Woman at the Well Talk

Rhian’s talk last Sunday wasn’t recorded but the text can be found here

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Kabuki UK: a lifeline for families

When Sally and Paul Trewartha were expecting their little boy Harry six years ago, they learned that he would be born with serious heart problems. Friends at St Luke’s prayed urgently for Harry as he went through open heart surgery at just four days old, and anxiously waited for news. We all breathed a collective [...]

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Another night of lo-fi poets and hi-fi singer-songwriters coming up at St Luke’s on Friday 21st March. Beth Rowley, Katherine Venn, Anthony Wilson and Iain Archer are on the latest LYRICAL bill – with maybe the odd late surprise. Opening around 7.30 and running till tennish – with a break to buy CDs/books and replenish [...]

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Lent in a bar! It’s kinda ‘Holy Joes’ Mk II – bit of input, lots of open debate, chance to explore, no pre-packed answers. Anyone welcome – ideal for non-churchgoers. Come and join in – or just listen.

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