Newsletter – 3 July 2022  

Katy Hirst: It’s been quite a while since we knew Katy was coming to serve her curacy here so it’s wonderful that she is now here and beginning her ministry this Sunday:

Here is an extract from the ordination service, which sets out a job description for a deacon;

They are to proclaim the gospel in word and deed, as agents of God’s purposes of love. They are to serve the community in which they are set, bringing to the Church the needs and hopes of all the people. They are to work with their fellow members in searching out the poor and weak, the sick and lonely and those who are oppressed and powerless, reaching into the forgotten corners of the world, that the love of God may be made visible.

That is an inspiring job description and quite a task.  For Katy to be effective as a deacon she will need the support and prayer of the church. Perhaps you can think about how you can help her to fulfil that role of deacon. Maybe there are ‘forgotten corners’ you can help her to discover. But first of all she’d like to get to know you! So do please say hello! Here’s her number 07410 933417.

Sunday Service: 10.30am Holy Communion with Children’s groups   Passcode 181058 . 

(Covid is on the rise and although it’s a nuisance to wear masks, it’s how we show our care for one another, so please do.)

Also happening this week:

St. Luke’s Got Talent! Saturday 16th July 6pm. An evening of entertainment, food and friendship. Have you got  song, a dance, a talent to share? Sign up at the back of church.

Coming up: Trip to Margate! – Saturday 13th August. Trains from Victoria (cheaper) or St. Pancras (quicker). Team up to use family railcards.

Verse of the month for June: ‘If righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing’ –Galatians 2:21

Giving: We’re trying to make it easier to give to St. Luke’s. If you would like to set up a regular standing order please contact Ashleye the treasurer  – –  but you can now give directly online through using the link below and we have a machine in church for direct online giving also available.

Care for Calais: A weekly drop in for asylum seekers in temporary accommodation has started at the OK club on Wednesday mornings. If you would like to help please sign up at