CORONAVIRUS UPDATE                          Updated 21/03/2020

This page will be updated regularly to reflect how we are responding to the evolving Coronavirus situation.

Please join us online this Sunday morning here.

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential travel and social contact including public worship, the Church of England has issued advice that public worship is suspended with immediate effect until further notice.

Sadly this means our usual pattern of Sunday meetings and all other mid-week gatherings of all ages must be put on hold for a season. This includes our Easter Holiday Club.

This does not mean that St Luke’s has shut up shop. On the contrary, we will never be more keenly aware of our need to spur one another to trust in the sovereign grace of our God as we await Jesus’ return, and to hold out his message of hope and life to a world in darkness. Therefore, in that regard, we are open for business as usual. However, we will need to think about how we can still ‘be’ church even when we can’t ‘do’ church in the ways we have become used to. 

For instance: 

– one to one relationships will continue by phone and email. Please get in touch if you’d like someone to talk to. No one should be or needs to be left behind.

– small group meetings can continue by online video conferencing.

– we anticipate having some kind of ‘corporate’ Sunday meeting to livestream but we’re still working out the best way of doing this. Please let us know if you have any expertise or equipment that might help us with this.

– We also hope to provide other helpful and creative ways of engaging our youth and children at this time, which will be forthcoming. 

Take a moment to pray now, for our church family, its leaders, the wider world especially those under huge pressure and for opportunities to share our message of hope in the face of fear, sickness and death.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns or questions.