NEW WORSHIP VENUE:
St Luke's will be worshipping in the Chapel at The Community of the Sacred Name, 300 Tuam Street, Central Christchurch from Sunday, 10 November 2019.

 


DECEMBER / JANUARY CALENDAR

Sunday 22 December         4th Sunday in Advent 9am
 

Tuesday 24 December        Midnight Mass 11.15pm
Wednesday 25 December  Christmas Day 9am
 

Sunday 29 December         1st Sunday of Christmas 9am
                                              Parish End of Year Pot-Luck Lunch
Tuesday 31 December        Eucharist 6pm
 

Sunday 5 January               Feast of the Epiphany 9am
Wednesday 8 January        Eucharist 10am
 

Sunday 12 January             Baptism of Our Lord 9am
Wednesday 15 January      Eucharist 10am
 

Sunday 19 January             2nd Sunday after Epiphany 9am
Wednesday 22 January      Eucharist 10am
 

Sunday 26 January             3rd Sunday after Epiphany 9am
Wednesday 29 January      Eucharist 10am

All Services at the Community of the Sacred Name Retreat House, 300 Tuam Street

 


Parish Newsletter - OCTOBER 2019 
OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

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A reminder that copy for the next newsletter is to be with the editor (Roz:  rosalind.barrell@outlook.com  :  as soon as possible. Talk to Roz if you have a book review, article, poem, quote etc which she may be able to incorporate.

 


Parish Roll 2019
OUR LATEST PARISH ROLL FORM IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

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We are asking everyone to complete this form, whether you have been registered before, or are qualified and wish to be enrolled for the first time. Please note you can only be enrolled in any one parish or other local ministry or mission unit, at any one time. You need to be on the Parish Roll if you wish to speak or vote at any parish meeting. Please return your form by handing to one of the Churchwardens, or by emailing the completed and signed form to office@stlukesinthecity.org.nz .   
We have been 'relaxed' about annual renewals of the Parish Roll over recent years, but with a building programme and important decisions to be made around that in the next two years, Vestry has agreed there needs to be an annual update of the Roll.

 

DONATIONS TO THE CITY MISSION
We are also reminded that the food basket which sits at the entrance to the Chapel each week is there for donations of food for the City Mission Food Bank. Canned, preserved, dried food - (not fresh or frozen), or toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, or toilet-paper are always in demand. Our gifts are delivered to the City Mission  on a regular basis. Of late, the majority of donations have come from the elderly who take advantage of the weekly shopping trips we offer, with the occasional donation from a kindly parishioner. How about we make a concerted effort to fill the basket from among ourselves?

 


KAILAKURI HEALTH CARE PROJECT

LATEST NEWSLETTER JUNE 2019 now available to download. Details of the wonderful work undertaken by this organisation and the most recent news can be found in their latest newsletter.

 

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Our Future:

EXCITING NEWS FOR THE FUTURE OF ST LUKE'S
The following was printed in the ANGLICAN E-NEWS on 20 March 2019:

 

“Last Wednesday evening Standing Committee completed a decision making process involving the Operations Management Board (which governs the Anglican Centre), the Church Property Trustees, the Anglican Care Trust Board and the Parish of Christchurch St. Luke’s. As a result we are committed to building a combined Anglican Centre and St Luke’s Spirituality Centre on the St Luke’s site, corner Manchester and Kilmore Streets. Design work is beginning and it is my hope that with a fair wind through the consenting process we can be located again in the inner city by early 2021 and St Luke’s can be back on their home turf.”

 

 


MIDWEEK LITURGIES
 

Our mid-week Eucharists are celebrated at 6.00pm Tuesday10.00am Wednesdayand at 9.30am Thursday All services in the Chapel at the Community of the Sacred Name.

 

PASTORAL CARE: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Helen Roud (027 657 7947).

 

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 office@stlukesinthecity.org.nz  Thank you.

 

ST LUKE'S WEBSITE: Information updates and sermons are posted on the parish web site: www.stlukesinthecity.org.nz 
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.