Easter at St Luke's

Easter is one of the Church’s great festivals and Holy Week a special way to enter it.  Join us at St Luke’s.

Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, before the tide turned, leading to his crucifixion five days later. On 14 April, in keeping with tradition, we’ll start our 11am service in the garden before processing into the church carrying woven crosses.

Maundy Thursday, marks the Last Supper that Jesus shared with his friends and we also share a meal together, along with a short service and reflection. (8pm, Thursday 18 April)

Our Good Friday meditation at 12 noon on 19 April takes the form of a contemplative service, where we move around the church through  a series of ‘stations’ created by members of the church. The theme of these installations this year is 'Hope Carriers’ - who are the people and what are the places holding hope in our world today?  

On Saturday 20 April (around 11.30pm TBC) we gather for the dramatic  Vigil of Fire - a midnight mass of darkness, fire and light in which we meditate on the dark hours after Christ’s death, followed by his rising.

On Easter Sunday, 21 April, we’re back in the church at 11am to celebrate resurrection morning. 

Whether you’re a regular at St Luke’s, an occasional visitor or have never joined us before, you’re very welcome at any of our Easter events. 

Why I Am A Christian… and How

What draws us to faith… and why do we stick with it?

Is it because we’ve always done it or does the explanation change as we change?

Is it about logic or community? Ideas or relationships?

The season of Lent is a good time to ask questions of ourselves - and how we are living the days we are given. On Sundays at St Luke’s we will be hosting  a series of special guests who will join us for our 11am service and each will address the same subject 'Why I Am A Christian… and How’

We’ve invited people to explore what attracts them to faith and why they stick with it… as well as the habits they’ve found which help them to develop their spirituality as the years pass.

Contributors include the author Chine McDonald from Christian Aid (March 10th), Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons and to the Queen (March 17th), Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James Picadilly,  (March 24th) Padraig O’Tuama, poet and leader of Corrymeela, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation (March 31st)  and Rev Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden and acting Bishop of Stepney (April 7th).

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Christmas at St Luke's 🎄

Whether you’re a regular at St Luke’s, an occasional visitor, or you’ve never joined us before, you’ll find a warm welcome at all our services over the festive period. Season’s greetings to everyone in the parish of St Luke’s, West Holloway, and beyond.

Nativity Play Service 
16th December, 11am

Candlelit Carol Service 
Followed by refreshments and mulled wine 
23rd December, 6.30pm

Midnight Mass 
With prayers for absent friends 
24th December, 11.30pm

Christmas Day Family Service 
25th December, 10.30am

Gift Day, October 21st

Dear St Luke’s family and friends,

October 21st is when we have our annual Gift Day collection. We’re in an in-between moment in our community, having said goodbye to Dave and Pat and started down the path of finding the right person to join us in the next chapter. In the meantime, many people are volunteering extra time, talent and energy to ensure this remains a resonant and rewarding community.

Our Gift Day is key to help us meet our annual running costs - £12,000 per month - and to fund all the small but vital improvements to our shared spaces as we adapt to the evolving shape of our life together….(read more)

Please download a copy of our Gift Day Letter and forms if you are able to make a contribution.

🗎 Gift Day 2018

🗎 Gift aid form & standing order

Thank you

Speakeasy

Don’t miss the Speakeasy on 12 October

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Here at St Luke’s, we’re blessed with some amazingly talented people in our congregation, from singers and musicians to actors and comedians. Our annual Speakeasy is an opportunity to be entertained by the best of the church’s talent – and enjoy a great social evening and a singalong, too.

What can you expect from a St Luke’s Speakeasy? You’ll arrive to find the church transformed into a twinkling candlelit café, with the stage set for the show. There’ll be a bar in the kitchen, and nibbles to snack on while you relax among friends and enjoy top-class musical performances, sketches, cabaret acts and a few surprise moments. Plus there’ll be a house band to lead a singalong we can all join in with. Crispin – who produces the event – will be our master of ceremonies.

The 11th St Luke’s Speakeasy is on Friday 12 October, 8pm-11.30pm. Tickets cost £5, or £2 concessions, and the event is only open to those aged 16+ (no exceptions). Tickets are on sale now at Sunday morning services and at https://billetto.co.uk/e/speakeasy-11-tickets-310817 (or on the door, space permitting) – advanced sales are encouraged so we can make sure the bar doesn’t run out. 

As well as a chance for us all to get together and have some fun, it’s also a great opportunity to invite friends, family and neighbours along for a relaxed evening out. So get your gladrags on, tune up your vocal cords and get ready for a great night at St Luke’s.