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    01/01/2018 to 01/08/2018
    Sunday 7th January
    Epiphany / Baptism of Christ
  • 9.00am - Holy Communion
    Speaker: Lorna Faulkner
     
  • 10.30am - Morning Prayer
    Speaker: Lorna Faulkner
     
  • 6.30pm - Evening Prayer
    Speaker: Gordon Mackley
     
  • 01/08/2018 to 01/15/2018
    Sunday 14th January
    2nd Sunday of Epiphany
  • 9.00am - Morning Prayer
    Speaker: Kristin Stevenson (Bible Society)
     
  • 10.30am - Morning Prayer
    Speaker: Kristin Stevenson (Bible Society)
     
  • 6.30pm - Holy Communion
    Speaker: Chris Key
     
  • 01/15/2018 to 01/22/2018
    Sunday 21st January
    3rd Sunday of Epiphany
  • 9.00am - Holy Communion
    Speaker: Chris Key
     
  • 10.30am - All-Age
     
  • 6.30pm - Evening Prayer
    Speaker: Karen Sanders
     
  • 01/22/2018 to 01/29/2018
    Sunday 28th January
    4th Sunday of Epiphany
  • 9.00am - Morning Prayer
    Speaker: Robin Williamson
     
  • 10.30am - Holy Communion
    Speaker: Dorcas Kingsford
     
  • 6.30pm - Evening Prayer
    Speaker: Chris Key
     

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Epiphany - 9:00am
 
3rd Sunday of Advent - 9:00am
 

Latest News

View the latest (January 2018) edition of ‘Connect’ parish news
Updated 2nd January 2018

January Service schedule (v2) - updated 8th January 2018

Details of Christmas services are available to view at www.ChristmasInMaidstone.com #GodWithUs

 
Leadership Structure

The leadership of St. Luke’s is based round the following collaborative team structure.

Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The church council is made up of members voted on at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) plus our clergy. This is the main decision-making body of the church, especially on all matters of policy, and oversees finance/buildings, etc. The council meets monthly, though nearly half of those meetings will be given over to prayer. more...

Standing Committee

Members are elected each year by the church council; usually comprises the PCC Officers, Clergy and the Operations Manager. It makes any urgent decisions on matters arising between PCC meetings that cannot wait until the full council next meets (though this will happen only rarely). Its main purpose is to enable communication between Church Wardens, Treasurer and clergy, and to ensure unity. The committee meets approximately every 2 months.more...

Staff Team

Comprises our 3 paid staff members, parish clergy and the head of pastoral care. This group meets most Mondays for prayer (and shared lunch) and to catch up on news and issues, facilitating mutual support and effectiveness.

Heads of Ministries Engagement (Home)

Comprises those who oversee areas of church life (such as Worship, Lifegroups, Young People, Welcome, Pastoral Care etc.). This group meets with the Vicar every month to support one another, pray, share issues, offer wisdom, and make proposals to PCC when necessary. Authority has been delegated to all these leaders to make decisions on matters that only affect their group(s).

Strategy Group

This small group meets fortnightly and is composed of those with particular gifts of oversight and strategic thinking. Together the group members seek to catch the Lord's vision for the parish (and propose things to PCC where changes seem necessary), apply PCC's discipline and pastoral care policies to individual cases where there is difficulty, support the Vicar, provide some planning, and oversee church life to make sure nothing major gets missed. It does not make policy decisions, is not 'the ruling group' of the church, but serves the church with its particular strategic gifts.

Belonging

From the moment we are born, we need a family, we need to belong in a community of people.

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Worship

Worship is at the heart of everything we do, not just on Sunday, but the whole of our lives.

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Children & Youth

We hope to engage our young people to be excited about what God has planned for their lives.

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