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Welcome to St Luke’s in the City Anglican Church



  • Our Sunday 26th September 9.30am Parish Eucharist will be in the Retreat House of the Community of the Sacred Name.

The Presiding Priest and Preacher will be Fr. Craufurd Murray.


Our weekday services on Wednesday and Thursday will be in the Knox chapel as usual.



Anglican Diocese of Christchurch

St Luke’s Chaplain to the Inner City

You are invited to make an application for the newly created position of St Luke’s Chaplain to the Inner City


“Touching the sacred / serving the city”.

Have you a creative spirit with a zest for life, want a new challenge and a sense of adventure?
Have you a heart for inner city ministry and would be excited at the possibility of engaging with the people and the life of the city?
Are you an ordained Anglican priest or deacon in good standing in the Anglican Communion?*


If so, you are invited to make an application for the newly created position of St Luke’s Chaplain to the Inner City based at Christchurch Cathedral, and if appointed will - 

• Be part of the praying community of the Ministry Team of the Cathedral.

• Encourage, sustain and maintain contemplative spirituality amongst all people and sectors, of all faiths and none.

• Be immersed in and engaged with the life and issues of the inner city of Christchurch, its sectors (including business, government, social services, arts, media etc), its events and festivals, its people.


The St Luke’s Chaplain to the Inner City will be accountable to the Dean of Christchurch and to the Bishop of Christchurch who will license the appointee upon appointment

For background information on the role, a detailed position description, and application details, please contact Veronica Cross, Executive Assistant to the Anglican Bishop of Christchurch (

Applications will close at 5 pm Monday 11 October 2021


*Due to restrictions on migration and travel to New Zealand, even for NZ residents and citizens, applications from Anglican deacons or priests from outside of New Zealand will only be considered where the applicant is already eligible to come to New Zealand to live and to work.




St Luke’s in the City, has been worshipping as a community and serving the people of Christchurch since 1859.


Inspired by our patron, Luke the Evangelist - who proclaimed the inclusive and loving hospitality of Christ – we provide a place for peace, prayer and contemplation and welcome everyone into our community, regardless of colour, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any other distinction.


St Luke’s is a place of stillness and peace, a place of prayer and contemplation for all. Life at St Luke’s is grounded in the proclamation of the Word, the celebration of the Sacraments, and caring companionship with each other.



St Luke’s in the City is a gathered community of seekers and searchers for:


  • A contemplative Anglo-Catholic style of worship
  • A Eucharistic focus, sense of the mystical and transcendent
  • A sense of belonging to a Christ-centred family of faith
  • A particular understanding of outreach to the wider community
  • A desire to grow spiritually


The integrity and centrality of this worship life supports and anchors other expressions of mission and ministry in the parish.


St Luke’s is mostly an age/experience group in the second half of life that, no longer involved in establishing a place in society, can reflect on life. It is eucharistically grounded, acknowledges and values the importance of sacred space, welcomes a modern, relaxed and reverent approach to liturgy and ministry, good scholarship, collaborative leadership and inclusiveness.


St Luke’s in the City is for:

  • Searchers after spiritual truth, seekers who are open to a living spirituality
  • Those engaged in various parts of the church who are looking for spiritual nurture and development
  • Those on the edge of the church who are looking for a spirituality sufficiently open to the Spirit breathing through their own experience
  • Those looking for a way, for spiritual practice, rather than doctrinal information or church membership

Contact Us

28 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
        8013, New Zealand

03 366 2253