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

Upcoming Services
& Events

Sun 11
Mon 12

Morning Prayer

12 April at 9:15 am
Tue 13

Morning Prayer

13 April at 9:15 am
Fri 16

Morning Prayer

16 April at 9:15 am
Sun 18

Upcoming Services
& Events

Sun 11
Mon 12

Morning Prayer

12 April at 9:15 am
Tue 13

Morning Prayer

13 April at 9:15 am
Fri 16

Morning Prayer

16 April at 9:15 am
Sun 18

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

HRH Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh

Our sincere condolences and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family as they mourn the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

St Luke’s will be open for prayer and reflection each day (except Sunday) from 9am until 4pm; Covid precautions and limited capacity apply. There will be a memorial book available or you can leave a message in the online book of condolence on the Church of England website using the link below.

We will be remembering His Royal Highness in our Sunday services at 9am and 10am.

HRH Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh

Our sincere condolences and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family as they mourn the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

St Luke’s will be open for prayer and reflection each day (except Sunday) from 9am until 4pm; Covid precautions and limited capacity apply. There will be a memorial book available or you can leave a message in the online book of condolence on the Church of England website using the link below.

We will be remembering His Royal Highness in our Sunday services at 9am and 10am.

New Pattern of Worship

We are very pleased to be launching a new, transitional pattern of worship, starting on 11 April, that will be in place for the next 6 months as Covid restrictions ease.

At 9am every Sunday morning there will be a Holy Communion service.
This will be 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 will last approximately 30 mins.

At 10am every Sunday there will be a Morning Worship service.
This will be 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.

In between the two services we want people to be able to mix and see each other! We can meet in groups of up to 6 outside from reopening, bring a coffee/tea in a reusable mug and catch up with your church family.

When we can we will provide refreshments. In 6 months time, we’ll sit down and review how it’s all going and make further decisions from there.

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.