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People often say…

…that St. Luke’s is a friendly church, and I certainly hope that will be your experience. We try to be informal without being casual, Anglican but not rigid, Bible-based but not dogmatic. St Luke’s is essentially a local parish church with a rich mix of races and cultures reflecting our local area. We aim to provide for all ages and to include as many tastes as we can. At the heart of who we are and what we do is the faith that, in Jesus Christ, God has given us himself. I hope that whether you are ‘just looking’ or wanting to belong, it is this faith that makes the difference.

Revd Alastair Thom, Vicar

St. Luke’s PCC 2022/23

What is the PCC? (Parochial Church Council) Around 15 members of the church, mostly elected who share with the vicar and churchwardens in oversight of the church, its mission and its running.  PCC members are trustees of the charity that is St. Luke’s Church.

Who can be on the PCC? Anyone who is on the electoral roll of the church, who has not just served a three year term on the PCC and who is willing to be nominated.

Who should be on the PCC? A variety of people. St. Luke’s is a diverse church and it’s important that the PCC reflects a mixture of ages, backgrounds and views.

What does the role consist of? Essentially a willingness to share in the responsibility for the church. In particular it means committing to the meetings –we have around 8 per year but it’s not just about meetings, it’s really about following through discussion to active involvement in the life of the church.

How do I stand? Fill in the nomination paper here, and ask someone to agree to nominate and to second you. Just put their names in the spaces rather than having to send it around. We exist on trust but checks may be made to ensure consent has been given!  Either print out the form and take it to church before the Annual meeting on 24th April or email it to the church office  – stlukeskilburn@gmail.com

Annual report 2021
To read the annual report please click ‘HERE

Environmental Survey 2022
Please see the responses from our survey here

Coming back to church safely

‘All things are lawful but not all things are helpful’ writes St. Paul.

With the removal of legal restrictions there are now no legal constraints on how we make church services safe for worship. The Church of England and Diocese of London has also delegated all decisions to incumbents rather than issue specific guidance. In planning for how we can return safely to church we need to bear in mind in particular those who are most vulnerable and those who have anxieties about safety. This stems from our identity as ‘one body’. During the period when people are returning to church in greater numbers we will continue to run the service on zoom to enable the fullest participation. We will continue to keep the zoom element under review.

Here are  the steps we will take to keep everyone safe.   All the provisions will be kept under review.

  • Wearing of Masks: Aerosol and airborne transmission remains the greatest risk of spreading covid and we will therefore continue to ask that all who attend public worship wear masks. This will help all of us stay safe.
  • Social distancing; We are all used to the idea of social distancing and by now most will do it naturally in public spaces. We will arrange the seating in church to allow for greater capacity as numbers returning to church increase but also providing areas where seats are distanced for those who need or want them.
  • Singing; Many have expressed the longing for singing by the congregation to return. Because singing is a relatively high risk activity we will reduce the risk by asking those who wish to sing to continue to wear masks while doing so, and we will introduce singing gradually rather than all at once.
  • Communion; The use of the common cup feels at present too much of a risk and instead we will provide the opportunity to receive communion in ‘both kinds’ through ‘intinction’ , that is dipping the wafer into the cup. Because of this we will continue for the present with wafers as a bit safer and less messy than bread when intincted. We will also maintain good spacing at the communion rail.
  • Sanitising. While surfaces seem to be a relatively low risk aspect of the transmission process we want to maintain clean procedures and so will continue to encourage hand sanitizing and provide sanitisers.
  • Refreshments. We have missed the social aspect of church greatly and we can now serve refreshments while doing so safely. We will make use of the garden when possible and encourage those not actually consuming refreshments to wear masks as well as maintaining informal social distancing. Those serving refreshments will do so in as safe a way as possible.

Our Church services are now back in the building as well as online.

You are very welcome to join us on Sunday Mornings at 10.30 at St. Luke’s or by using this zoom link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89847203915   
Meeting ID: 898 4720 3915
Passcode: 181058

 


You can find recordings of daily prayer including the night prayer on our YouTube page

We also hold daily morning prayer 8.00am Monday-Friday, 9.00am Saturday
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88516852590