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    06/19/2017 to 06/26/2017
    Sunday 25th June
    2nd Sunday after Trinity
  • 9.00am - Morning Prayer
    Speaker: Martin & Gina Graham
     
  • 10.30am - Communion
    Speaker: Martin & Gina Graham
     
  • 6.30pm - Celebration
    Speaker: Dave Torrens
     
  • 06/26/2017 to 07/03/2017
    Sunday 2nd July
    3rd Sunday after Trinity
  • 9.00am - Communion
    Speaker: Robin Williamson
     
  • 10.30am - Celebration
    Speaker: Bruce Malcolm
     
  • 6.30pm - Celebration
    Speaker: Gordon Mackley & Karen Sanders
     
  • 07/03/2017 to 07/10/2017
    Sunday 9th July
    4th Sunday after Trinity
  • 9.00am - Morning Prayer
    Speaker: Andrew Toley
     
  • 10.30am - Celebration
    Speaker: Gordon Mackley
     
  • 6.30pm - Communion
    Speaker: Robin Williamson
     
  • 07/10/2017 to 07/17/2017
    Sunday 16th July
    5th Sunday after Trinity
  • 9.00am - Communion
    Speaker: Chris Key
     
  • 10.30am - Praise Service & Infant Baptism
    Speaker: Chris Key
     
  • 6.30pm - Celebration
    Speaker: Dave Torrens
     
  • 07/17/2017 to 07/24/2017
    Sunday 23rd July
    6th Sunday after Trinity
  • 9.00am - Morning Prayer
    Speaker: Chris Key
     
  • 10.30am - All Age Communion
    Speaker: Chris Key
     
  • 6.30pm - Celebration
    Speaker: Lewis Doyle
     
  • 07/24/2017 to 07/31/2017
    Sunday 30th July
    7th Sunday after Trinity
  • 9.00am - Celebration & Blessing of a child
    Speaker: Chris Key
     
  • There is only one service at St. Luke's this week
     

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Updated 30th May 2017

 
Groups
Adult groups
  • Banners

  • Banners in the church are both a ministry and an art form; each one tells a story and reveals something of the glory of God; they are a visual aid to our worship.
  • Bite Size

  • A small group which meets monthly to discuss ‘bite size’ pieces of scripture led by Gordon and Karen Mackley. It is suitable for those with little Bible knowledge as well as those with more. Each discussion is free standing so there is no commitment to come regularly (although some people do). More...
  • Company

  • Company is a group for Adults with learning difficulties. We meet on the first Saturday of each month in St. Luke's Hall from 2pm - 4pm. Our meetings consist of a craft session, playing games, puzzles and a time for refreshments. We also enjoy learning about Jesus, play musical isntruments and sing. We are a very friendly and fun-loving group.
  • Design team

  • We worship God by creating floral displays around the church. Most of us had no previous experience but we are learning together; working as a friendly team.
  • The Journeymen

  • An open and informal group of men, of varying ages and fitness, who meet to encourage one another to reach their full potential through spiritual and physical adventure. The group name “Journeymen” conveys the idea of our being on both a physical and spiritual walk through life and our desire is to provide men with the chance to discover more about themselves and the God we serve. We also encourage one another in the greatest and most exciting challenge which is our spiritual walk day by day in our families, work and play.
  • Oasis

  • Oasis meets every Thursday for Bible study, worship, prayer, watching DVD's going on occasional outings and sometimes have an art and craft morning.
  • Prayer Ministry Team

  • We offer the opportunity for people to receive encouragement, healing and blessing through prayer ministry (typically at the end of Sunday services). We consider it a privilege to be alongside people as they grow closer to God and walk their journey with Him. Read more
  • Property Group

  • We seek to serve St. Luke's and those who visit it by providing buildings that are fit for purpose. The group includes members with a professional background in property and engineering and others who offer practical, weekly help maintaining the buildings. On Monday mornings a small team attend to various jobs to keep the church running - ranging from unblocking gutters, maintaining toilets to re-painting rooms.
  • Refresh

  • Refresh is a group for women of all ages that builds relationships and faith by arranging cinema and theatre trips, outings and picnics, rambles, craft activites and breakfasts with a guest speaker.
  • Refreshments Team

  • Our refreshments team serve tea and coffee team after our services and play a key role in encouraging fellowship and friendship in the church. It's a fantastic way to bless others, a great way to serve and also an excellent way for newcomers to get involved and get to know others in the church.
  • Service Support Team

  • Deputy wardens, sides-people and other volunteers work tirelessly (mostly) behind the scenes of our servics to ensure the smooth running of these events from week to week everything from
    • handing out services books
    • taking the collection
    • bible reading and prayers
    • preparing the table for communion services
  • 60s+ group

  • 60s+ is a well attended and lively group for over 60s that meets on a Tuesday in the church and hall. The group enjoys a delicious cooked lunch together and engages in a variety of activities, from keep-fit to quizzes, and celebrates Communion together once a term. The group is growing in size, with new members joining regularly, and there are usually around 60 people in attendance.
  • The ‘Tech’ Team

  • We operate the audio and visual equipment to support services in St. Luke's. When we're at the tech desk on sound and vision during services we are not just there to cover the tech requirements but we are also worshipping and prasing God by using skilles he has given us - though you mostly don't see us we are all worshipping along with every one else.
  • The ‘Worship’ Team

  • Worshipping God is using the gifts, talents and passions he's given us to honour him. For us that means using music and song to create an environment for others to bring their worship to God.
    Our passion is musical but we love it when people express their worship in different ways, for example through dance and art. Read more
Children and youth
  • Café ‘n’ Tots

  • The group meets three times a week during term time and provides a space for pre-school children to play with a range of toys including a play house, bikes, trampolines, table top toys and activities whilst carers can meet and enjoy refreshments including cake. Read more
  • Creche, Kidz & 490

  • Activities and learning are fun for children 0 - 11 during teh 10:30am Sunday morning service except for ‘Kidz-In’ services held once a month. The seesions usually finish at noon and the children are brought back into church to find their parents or carers. Read more
  • Guides & Brownies

  • Girlguiding is the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 volunteers we are active in every part of the UK and have more than half a million members.
    At St. Luke’s we are blessed to have two Brownie units and a Guide unit meeting on site.
  • Youth ministry

  • Our passion is to see young people from inside and out of the church experience God’s love and power, grow as individuals and have a safe place to be. Read more
Discipleship
  • Lifegroups

  • Life groups are safe places where people can discover and begin to exercise their spiritual gifts. they are also places of practical encouragement, discipleship and fun, often involving food.
    We firmly believe that Lifegroups are the backbone of the church, where we can share experiences of putting our faith into action in the world around us. We currently have about 20 Lifegroups, each with around ten regular members meeting mainly in homes in or around the parish.
Link organisations
  • Compassion child sponsorship

  • Compassion’ is a one-to-one Christian child-sponsorship programme based in local churches in 26 developing countries. Their mission is to release children from poverty in jesus’ name. Sponsorhsip involves individuals or families deciding to sponsor a specific child (or children) by making a monthly donation directly ot Compassion. That sponsorship enables a child living in extreme poverty to attend school and to receive healthcare, love, support at the local project centre and the opportunity to respond to the good news of God’s love.
  • The Princess Project

  • The ‘Princess Project’ is a Maidstone-based Christian charity with a vision to love and support mothers. They run a number of local services including ‘Mum2Mum’; a befriending service for vulnerable young mothers; ‘Totcyle’; a baby and toddler goods exchange; ‘Parentalk’ groups to teach parenting skills in an informal discussion-group setting; and give Princess Gift baskets to new mothers.
  • Street Pastors

  • Street Pastors is ‘an inter-denominational church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and help’.
    There are 4 teams of Maidstone Street {astors who each go out between 10pm and 4am on Saturday night once every four weeks. They engage with people on the streets, listen to and assist people (especially the vulnerable). At the same time 4 teams of Prayer Pastors support the street teams in prayer from a base in central Maidstone.
Outreach / mission
  • Connect parish magazine

  • We publish the church's parish magazine and have been blessed with a great deal of brilliant photographers, designers (who can make our ideas look lively and welcoming) and nearly 40 who deliver Connect to every household in the parish.
    Our aim is to produce a magazine which shows all aspects of church life; interests the readers and spreads the good news of God’s love.
  • Eastfield Residential Home

  • On the first Sunday of the month a group from St. Luke's visits Eastfield Nursing Home nearby where we take a short service from 2:30pm-3:30pm.
    We do all the usual things like sing, read, orayer and listen together to a short talk and it's great to be able to chat with the residents after the services as we share tea and cake together.
  • Mission Group

  • We aim to enhance the missionary work supported by church members through; providing information on the range of missionary aftivities and societies supported by St. Luke;s; advising how individuals can make links with specific missionary societies (enabling those with a desire to do so to become more personally involved); providing information.
  • Prayer4Africa

    Prayer4Africa

  • We are a group of people who meet monthly and have a heart to pray for Africa.
    The needs of the people on the continent of Africa are overwhelming but each time we meet we focus our prayer on one or two topics; a country; an individual or a ministry praying, in particular, for St. Luke's mission partners in Africa, for those going on mission trips or anyone who has a particular connection with Africa.
    Once or twice a year we have a visitng speaker and always end those evenings by praying for them.
  • Traidcraft

  • Every 2nd Sunday morning there is a Fairtrade stall in the church foyer selling mainly food and other items such as cards, gifts and wrapping paper.