Coming Up…..

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Church members of this Parish will be held in the Knox Chapel at 10.30am following the service on Sunday 28 April 2019.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the Reports and Accounts for the past year, adopt a budget for the coming year, and hold elections for a churchwarden, members of the vestry and trustees of the St Luke's Community Trust. There is no election for Synod representatives this year.  

If you are interested in supporting the ministry of the parish by being nominated for the role of people's warden, as a member of the vestry, or the St Luke's Community Trust, please talk with either of the churchwardens, Alan Robb or myself, or alternatively arrange for someone to nominate you, complete the appropriate nomination form, and hand to one of the wardens.  Nomination forms will be available on the table outside the chapel over the next two weeks. 


Parish Roll 2019


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 make every endeavour to return your form by Friday 26 April either by handing to one of the Churchwardens, or by emailing the completed and signed form to .   
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.


Parish Newsletter - March 2019 


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



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.”





Dear All

The Study Group is planning a series of studies during Lent and Holy Week. They will be following the booklet "Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton - Lent and Holy Week" which contains weekly studies.   It begins with Ash Wednesday, so the first session will be at Margaret's home, 1.30pm on Thursday 7 March.   Anyone interested is invited to join the group - all welcome - please contact Margaret Allan (Ph.3773975 or 027748 6951. email: or Janice Robb (Ph. 03. 3136037 or 0212620348.  email:   If you would prefer to work through the book on your own, you might like to order a copy for yourself.  Copies can be ordered through Ecclesia Books - estimated cost between $12 and $18 each.  If you want a copy either for use with the group or for your own use, please order promptly. 


Please see the noticeboard for poster from the University of Otago setting out courses under the banner of "Explore faith, yourself and the world...." - both Campus and Distance Learning.


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 by Jim Conolly 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?


Our mid-week Eucharists are celebrated at 6.00pm Tuesday10.00am Wednesdayand at 9.30am Thursday All services in the Chapel at the Knox Centre.


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  Thank you.


ST LUKE'S WEBSITE: Information updates and sermons are posted on the parish web site: 
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