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

Mon 28

Morning Prayer

28 September at 9:15 am
Tue 29

Morning Prayer

29 September at 9:15 am
Wed 30

Morning Prayer

30 September at 9:15 am

Upcoming Services
& Events

Mon 28

Morning Prayer

28 September at 9:15 am
Tue 29

Morning Prayer

29 September at 9:15 am
Wed 30

Morning Prayer

30 September 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

Harvest 2020

Toilets and Taps!

Our Harvest Festival this year will be Sunday 4 October and we are going to be supporting Toilet Twinning, a fundraising wing part of Tearfund. As a Christian charity, Tearfund believes that everyone has an amazing God-given potential to create change.

Did you know that 2 billion people don’t have somewhere safe, private and hygienic to go to the toilet? Did you know that 3 billion people lack basic handwashing facilities with soap and water?

For every £60 donation, we can twin one of our toilets with an impoverished family’s household latrine, in one of 45 countries. This will provide clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education. We will receive a certificate, complete with a photo and GPS coordinates so we can look up our twin’s location on Google Maps.

In addition Tap Twinning was launched recently to raise urgent funds to help limit the spread of coronavirus in the vulnerable communities where Toilet Twinning work. They will be teaching people how to wash their hands properly, limit the spread of Covid-19, and treat those infected. For every £60 donation we can twin our taps with a simple handwashing station in a vulnerable community.

Did you know that at St Luke’s we have: 5 toilets, 3 urinals, and 7 sets of taps? That’s a lot of twinning!

Look out for the giving envelopes for cash donations or cheques (payable to Toilet Twinning) or alternatively donate online to our fundraising page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StLukesMoulsham – and if you’re a taxpayer, please consider gift aid for your donation.

Harvest 2020

Toilets and Taps!

Our Harvest Festival this year will be Sunday 4 October and we are going to be supporting Toilet Twinning, a fundraising wing part of Tearfund. As a Christian charity, Tearfund believes that everyone has an amazing God-given potential to create change.

Did you know that 2 billion people don’t have somewhere safe, private and hygienic to go to the toilet? Did you know that 3 billion people lack basic handwashing facilities with soap and water?

For every £60 donation, we can twin one of our toilets with an impoverished family’s household latrine, in one of 45 countries. This will provide clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education. We will receive a certificate, complete with a photo and GPS coordinates so we can look up our twin’s location on Google Maps.

In addition Tap Twinning was launched recently to raise urgent funds to help limit the spread of coronavirus in the vulnerable communities where Toilet Twinning work. They will be teaching people how to wash their hands properly, limit the spread of Covid-19, and treat those infected. For every £60 donation we can twin our taps with a simple handwashing station in a vulnerable community.

Did you know that at St Luke’s we have: 5 toilets, 3 urinals, and 7 sets of taps? That’s a lot of twinning!

Look out for the giving envelopes for cash donations or cheques (payable to Toilet Twinning) or alternatively donate online to our fundraising page: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StLukesMoulsham – and if you’re a taxpayer, please consider gift aid for your donation.

Church Open Monday to Saturday from 7 September

The church building will be open for you to pop in and pray or just to enjoy a quiet space on Mondays to Saturdays, 9am to 3pm from Monday 7 September.

Please continue to follow all guidelines on social distancing and hand sanitising, ensure you wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), and remember to stay at home if you are feeling at all unwell, even if you believe it is something other than Covid-19.

Streaming Morning Prayer on our Facebook Page

We continue to post our Morning Prayer services on Facebook on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, however we will no longer be updating the Worship at Home page on a daily basis with a direct link. Instead, you can simply go to our Facebook page where the services will be available for you to watch.

The latest order of service for weekday Morning Prayer is available to view here:

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:

Virtual Home Group

Revd Gemma has restarted the monthly home group. This virtual home group, using Zoom, is open to anyone from St. Luke’s and St. John’s and meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7.30pm.

The Zoom details will be sent out beforehand, including details 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.

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 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.