From 1st to 4th August we ran a holiday club for over 65 children who travelled through space, following Dr Watt and Ace as they tried to make it home in time for tea, avoiding asteroids and black holes and
At the end of July, a group of 26 from St Luke’s attended the New Wine Christian Festival 2023, held at the Kent Event Centre in Detling, near Maidstone. A few of us camped but most of us, including myself,
The Beaver Scouts, although small in number, thoroughly enjoyed the Father’s Day Barbecue, painstakingly prepared by the older Scouts. The Scouts all deserve a big thank you, particularly James, for co-ordinating the event and getting the production line of assembling
We set off from St Luke’s expecting rain but when we arrived at Dockey Woods, Ashridge, the rain stopped. Even when we moved on to the Bridgewater Monument to have coffee and a chat – no rain! After coffee, some decided
Image courtesy of A Wilder. Keswick Convention, the oldest Christian conference in the UK, began in a tent in the vicarage garden of St John’s Church, Keswick. It has grown into today’s annual ‘convention’ that welcomes 12,000 people a year over
On Monday 8th May the nation was encouraged to get involved in volunteering in honour of the coronation. At St Luke’s this was organised in the form of a Big Help Out morning. Our amazing team of around 30 volunteers weeded,
We knew what the weather had in store for us on Easter Monday, so we were well prepared for a very wet walk to St Albans Cathedral. Paul, Mary and I set off from St Luke’s at 9 am and met
On Sunday 7th May, to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, St Luke’s held a lunch after the morning service. Over 100 people came and enjoyed coronation chicken (or a suitable adaptation) prepared by our amazing chefs, Wendy and Geoff.
The Easter Experience was an all-week-long event from 27th March through to 31st March for all the groups meeting in our building plus others! Six videos performed by members of our very talented church family played all around the church
Congratulations to all the people who made up our unique production of The Story of Joseph, portrayed on seven consecutive Sundays during the morning services in January and February (they are still be available to watch on St Luke’s YouTube if
“I have heard about your faith” Ephesians 1:15-19 Chatting to a friend last month, I discovered that their way of preparing for the World Day of Prayer is to meet together a few weeks beforehand and plan their event. Not
Update from Ruth Guinness, SIM Malawi In mid March, the President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, announced 14 days of national mourning following Cyclone Freddy. It is the Southern Region (which includes Blantyre) that has been most affected. Malawi’s Department of Disaster
Tuesday 21st February was Shrove Tuesday, and we had an amazing Pancake Party! A dedicated team mixed, flipped and drizzled over 200 pancakes for the Rainbows, Guides, Urban Saints and youth groups, plus the church family. Everyone who came was
Who would have thought that singing was SUCH FUN? The Cassiobury and nearby Community (CanC) Choir started up in order to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June last year. We started with about 8 people and have grown to
When do you allow yourself to start getting excited about Christmas? Do you wait until the first advent door or candle on the wreath? Do you need to hear Mariah Carey or Michael Bublé? As a child, I loved Stir-up
We have been taking part in Tearfund’s The Big Quiz Night for 5 years now! We enjoy getting together as a church family for a good meal with lots of fun, a quiz, and the knowledge that others are doing
Christmas can be a very sad and lonely time for many. For those who have so little it can be hard to find and joy or sparkle during the festive season. The Luke’s Santa’s Hampers were originally started by Anne
Has it really been over a year since I started working at St Luke’s? Firstly, I want to thank everyone for the welcome I have received and still feel on a daily basis. It has been wonderful to make new
On Saturday 25th September a group of creative ladies gathered together for a morning of fun, friendship and craft. We started by sharing a delicious continental breakfast in the gathering area, which was a lovely opportunity to sit and chat
It is now almost 10 years since St Luke’s first links with Malawi were made and here is an opportunity to share with church members some background to the project, what has been achieved so far, some thoughts and experiences.
Fourteen members of St Luke’s Cameo (plus one honorary member), visited the Savill Garden on 10th June. The rhododendrons, roses and many wild flowers were in bloom. God’s creation in perfection.Weather, traffic and company were also perfect.A perfect day out.