Here at St Luke’s, our main event of the week is an all-age communion service on Sundays at 11am. A relaxed gathering based on the Anglican tradition – with a few elaborations – this is where you’ll get a sense of how we do things at St Luke’s and have a chance to meet many of us. There are activities for children and a DIY crèche, and we enjoy catching up afterwards over tea and coffee (and cake, if we’re lucky).
However, we also have a variety of different services during the week that you might enjoy and find helpful. They usually follow this pattern (with some flexibility):
Every Sunday 9.15am: Holy Communion. This service is short and sweet, with a said Eucharist (no singing) and no sermon. Enter via the side door in Penn Road.
First Sunday of the month, 7pm: Choral Evensong. A cathedral-style (albeit rather smaller!) musical service led by our lovely choir in the chancel (that’s the bit at the front of the church, behind the altar).
Second Sunday of the month, 7pm: Soul Space. Ambient, chill-out worship, using music and images to inspire thought and reflection.
Fourth Sunday of the month, 7pm: Listen To The Silence. Based on evening prayer from Iona, this service of quiet draws on Celtic spirituality, which finds a holy presence in all of creation.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30am: Morning Prayer. Simple Celtic prayers to start the day. Enter via the side door in Penn Road.
We also have various social events when we get to hang out together and enjoy each other’s company. These include a church lunch on the third Sunday of the month, after the service; and a new pub lunch get-together on the first Sunday of the month.
Whether you’re an old timer at St Luke’s, a newbie or you’re simply interested in checking us out, you’re very welcome at any of our services and events.