Love · Grow · Serve

Love · Grow · Serve

Welcome to St. Luke’s Church;
a place of worship, warmth and hospitality.

St. Luke’s is the Church of England parish church for Moulsham Lodge and Tile Kiln, on the edge of the city of Chelmsford. We aim to love God, each other and the world around us, to grow together as followers of Jesus and to serve our local community.
Whether you come here for a service, event or a visit we can assure you of a warm welcome.

Our clear glass windows are a constant reminder to those inside that their mission is to bring the Gospel to those outside”

John Tiarks, Bishop of Chelmsford speaking at St. Luke’s dedication service in 1962

Responding to Coronavirus at
St. Luke’s

Following updated advice from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, public worship is suspended until further notice. The latest guidance from the Church of England can be viewed here:

In light of these unprecedented events, we have set up a new Worship at Home page where we will post details of each of our forthcoming services to help you to continue to pray and be part of the church family while public worship is suspended:

Responding to Coronavirus at
St. Luke’s

Following updated advice from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, public worship is suspended until further notice. The latest guidance from the Church of England can be viewed here:

In light of these unprecedented events, we have set up a new Worship at Home page where we will post details of each of our forthcoming services to help you to continue to pray and be part of the church family while public worship is suspended:

Welcome to St. Luke’s Church; a place of worship, warmth and hospitality.

St. Luke’s is the Church of England parish church for Moulsham Lodge and Tile Kiln, on the edge of the city of Chelmsford. We aim to love God, each other and the world around us, to grow together as followers of Jesus and to serve our local community.
Whether you come here for a service, event or a visit we can assure you of a warm welcome.

Our clear glass windows are a constant reminder to those inside that their mission is to bring the Gospel to those outside”

John Tiarks, Bishop of Chelmsford speaking at St. Luke’s dedication service in 1962

IMPORTANT NOTICE

We are really sorry but following the advice from Bishop Stephen, we will be shutting St. Luke’s from Monday 23 March until further notice.

We are all being asked to stay at home except for essential tasks such as food shopping or medical visits to prevent further spread of Coronavirus. In light of that we can not encourage people to come to the church, even for prayer.

The building may be shut but St. Luke’s is very much alive and here for you. We will continue to stream services and prayer and we will continue to pray for you, requests can be emailed to us directly using the link in the footer below. We are also here to offer pastoral, spiritual and emotional support.

We don’t have to be in the building to be close to God, we can pray, light candles, read our Bibles and meet with him afresh where we are.

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

Every Blessing,
Gemma

Remember Me

In honour of the thousands who have lost their lives in the UK to coronavirus, a new online memorial has been launched so that people can pay their tributes. Family, friends and carers of those who have died can submit the name and photograph of their loved one, along with a short message in their memory, through the Remember Me website. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has shown his support for the unique project, recording a special message in honour of the launch.

If you wish to make a contribution in honour of a loved one, please visit the website:

Eastertide Home Prayer Group

Instead of joining with Churches Together in Moulsham Lodge and Tile Kin and St. John’s for the 24/7 Prayer Course, Gemma has restarted the monthly home group. This virtual home group, using Zoom, will be open to anyone from St. Luke’s and St. John’s.

The first session was 30 April. The next session is 28 May at 7.30pm. The Zoom details will be sent out beforehand, including details for this information joining by phone, so please let us know if you would like to join.

The home group will focus on the Easter Pilgrim: The Lord’s Prayer Course. For those who downloaded the #LiveLent: Care for Creation app, you’ll know that this has automatically converted to the Easter Pilgrim app, which has 40 daily reflections on The Lord’s Prayer. We have also been sharing the reflections each day on Facebook.

The details can be found online here:

Online Giving

Across the nation, indeed across the world, people and organisations are suffering financially because of the Covid-19 pandemic; St. Luke’s Church amongst them. We are working hard to protect our financial future but we anticipate the impact to be approximately £10,000 due to loss of income.

We want our building – the church and the halls – to continue to be at the centre of our community, as a resource for so many groups and clubs, for the young and not so young. We want to be able to continue to provide services and prayer as well as offering pastoral care to people who are struggling spiritually, emotionally and physically.

Some of you are already regularly supporting the work of the church and we are so grateful to you. If you feel that you could support St. Luke’s financially, please consider making an online donation – and gift aiding your donation if you are a taxpayer. If you feel able to give a regular monthly donation, please contact us by phone or email.

Your donation will help steer us through this difficult time and ensure that St. Luke’s is here to live out the vision to ‘Love, Grow and Serve’ for many years to come.

A Prayer For Those Affected by Coronavirus

Keep us, good Lord,
Under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
That we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate
us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen

Follow Us on Facebook

Have you checked out our Facebook page yet? It’s developing all the time and is a great way to keep up to date with news, photos, events, or to stay in touch. Please visit, like and share our page and help us reach as many people as we can.

We would love for you to join us on Sundays for Holy Communion and Morning Worship, and Weekdays for Morning Prayer. While we are currently closed to the public you can join us online via one of our live streamed or recorded services on our Facebook page.

Church of England Digital Charter

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched the Church of England’s Digital Charter. The charter aims to help make social media and the web more widely positive places for conversation to happen.

Here at St. Luke’s we’ve signed up! Will you?

Children, Young People & Adult Safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse, and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding. Please click here for the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policies.

Our Safeguarding Officers are:

The Chelmsford Diocese Safeguarding Team can be contacted on 01245 294444 or safeguarding@chelmsford.anglican.org

Social Services Contact numbers:

  • Adult Social Services 0345 603 7630
  • Children’s Social Services 0345 603 7627
  • Out of hours for both 0345 606 1212

In a safeguarding emergency dial 999.