Dates for your Diary…..

Wednesday 18th October - Feast of St Luke 7pm @ Knox Centre, followed by a party supper. (No 10am Eucharist on Wed 18th)


Thursday 26 October - Stories from the Streets: Safe in the City? 6pm for 6.30pm-8.00pm St Luke’s Spirituality Centre presents Stories from the Streets: Safe in the City? Mary Giles, Police Chaplain & friends with Bridie & Tracy from NZPC. At The Exchange café/bar, XCHC, 376 Wilsons Rd. All most welcome. Suggested koha $10. Buy your own drinks & nibbles.


Sunday 29th October - Thanksgiving Sunday: an annual opportunity to consider the giving of our time, talents & money to the parish in thanks to God. Please collect your named envelope at church, complete the time & talents and money forms prayerfully and bring them to offer at our eucharist on October 29th. If you cannot be there that day, please post to “Thanksgiving”, St Luke’s in the City, P O Box 320, Christchurch 8140. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the community of St Luke’s and the mission and ministry of God’s church.




Anglican Missions Spring Appeal 3 projects: Diocesan Boys Hostel, Pakistan; Margaret Poynton, administrator, Papua New Guinea; Miriam Tillman, pharmacist, Togo, W Africa. If you’d like to support this appeal, please put money or cheque made out to St Luke’s in an envelope labelled Spring Appeal and hand in with our offertory. This appeal is counted in our Parish Mission Target. Unless specified, your donation will be split between all three projects. Thank you for supporting our world church partners.

Coming Up…..


Sunday 1st October  9.30am Feast of St Francis of Assisi with Renewal of
commitment by Friends of the Little Brothers of Francis.
Spirituality Centre Team meet after morning tea 

Saturday 7th October  6.00pm Contemplative Eucharist. Few words, time for silent prayer and reflection, quiet music, light a candle, receive anointing if you would like to.


Wednesday 11th October 7.00pm Vestry meet in the Committee Room, after 6pm Eucharist and 6.30pm light meal together.


Friday 13th October Craft Group @ Annette’s.


Thursday 19th October 11a.m. Pastoral team meets.


Next Month:
Wednesday 1st November - Eucharist and Afternoon Tea. 2.00pm at Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North. An opportunity for fellowship particularly for those who don’t find it so easy to get to St Luke’s these days. If transport needed, please contact Jenny W 366 2253

Saturday 4 November 6pm All Souls Requiem Mass – an opportunity to remember our beloved dead and name them before God.
The All Souls register will be available during October to record names.

Wednesday 15 November - More Stories from the Streets: At home in the city? 6pm for 6.30pm-8.00pm with Matt Mark, Anglican City Missioner; Jill Hawkey, Methodist Mission; Fiona Clapham Howard, MHAPS- Mental Health Advocacy & Peer Support. At The Exchange café/bar, XCHC, 376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham. Suggested koha $10. Buy your own drinks & nibbles. All most welcome.


Home Movies: If you have a DVD movie you’d like to share and host a home movie session, please let Roz Lefay know the movie title and a suggested date & time, and she will coordinate events. 


Pastoral Care: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Carole Graham (03 312 1553 or 027 204 8047), Jenny Wilkens (366 2253 or 021 025 18826)


Keeping in Touch: If you would like to be on our parish e-list for occasional emails, or if you have changed your address or phone number(s), please send details to  Thank you.


St Luke’s Website: Information updates and sermons are posted on the parish web site: 

We are grateful for the generosity of Fat Web, the company which hosts our website. Fat Web have kindly agreed to offer us continued Free web hosting. Thank you very much. However we are needing to upgrade the technology of our website, a cost of $1200 plus GST. If you’d like to help with this cost, please give through the offertory in an envelope marked Website. Thank you.


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