St. Luke’s Church is going to be the place to be on the weekend before Christmas – and we would love you to come along and join us!

St. Luke’s Church is going to be the place to be on the weekend before Christmas – and we would love you to come along and join us!

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

Upcoming Services
& Events

Tue 07

Morning Prayer

7 December at 9:15 am
Wed 08

Morning Prayer

8 December at 9:15 am
Thu 09
Fri 10

Morning Prayer

10 December at 9:15 am

Upcoming Services
& Events

Tue 07

Morning Prayer

7 December at 9:15 am
Wed 08

Morning Prayer

8 December at 9:15 am
Thu 09
Fri 10

Morning Prayer

10 December at 9:15 am

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

The Second Week of Advent

The second week of Advent we remember the gift of peace we have in Christ. Peace is a gift that we must be prepared for and must work for. God gives us the gift of peace when we turn to him working together in faith.

The Second Week of Advent

The second week of Advent we remember the gift of peace we have in Christ. Peace is a gift that we must be prepared for and must work for. God gives us the gift of peace when we turn to him working together in faith.

Unwrap Christmas

Advent Course

Join us for three sessions as we unwrap that first Christmas.

Using videos filmed on location, we will be visiting the Holy Land and significant sites from the nativity. We’ll learn about Jesus’ home, family and community and, as we travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, reflect on our own journey of faith this Christmas.

Monday 29 November
Monday 6 December
Monday 13 December

7.30-9pm St John’s Church, Moulsham Street

Christmas at St. Luke’s

Christmas at
St. Luke’s

Service Times

Sunday 19 December, 4pm
Rockin’  Around the Christmas Tree Community Carols

Christmas Eve, 11.30pm
Midnight Mass

Christmas Day, 10.15am
All Age Holy Communion

Sunday 26 December, 10.15am
Croissants and Carols

Sunday 16 January 2022, 10.15am
Christingle Service

Moving Forward Together

Following the Government’s move to Step 4 of the Roadmap on 19 July, the PCC have considered the implication for services at St Luke’s and therefore from Sunday 1 August we will be making some changes as outlined below:

What’s Changing

  • Singing can resume indoors (whilst wearing a face covering).
  • Refreshments can resume.
  • There is now no limit on the number of people who can gather inside.
  • Saturday Coffee can resume.

What’s Staying the Same for Now

  • We strongly request that you continue to wear a face mask during the service unless you are exempt.
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be available and we will continue to sign you in.
  • We will retain socially distanced seating.
  • We will continue to administer Communion in two kinds with the Priest intincting.

For more information, please read the following document:

Edward Bear is Back!

Wednesdays during Term Time, 1.15-2.30pm

We are so, so excited to announce the return of Edward Bear!

Our Baby and Toddler group has been supporting families in Moulsham Lodge for decades but like everyone else we had to close our doors in March 2020.

From Wednesday 15 September those doors will be wide open and Edward Bear is looking forward to seeing his old friends again and to having fun making new ones! No booking required, just turn up and join in.

Please check out our dedicated Edward Bear & Toddler Group page for more information.

Pattern of Worship

Every Sunday at 9am: Holy Communion
This is a spoken service, with music at the beginning and end but no hymns. We will use Common Worship liturgy and there will be a short homily. This service lasts approximately 30 mins.

Every Sunday at 10.15am: Morning Worship
This is largely non Eucharistic but with occasional celebrations. This is a more informal service with prayer, discussion and music, there may be a short reflection, a meditation or a Bible study.

Daily Hope

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full Worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

The line – available 24 hrs a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.

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:

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 Moving Forward

We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs
For as long as it takes
wherever you call us.
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 Facebook on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for recorded Morning Prayer and Sundays for Holy Communion or Morning Worship which will be live streamed from our church.

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.