About St Luke’s Church

Team Vicar: Revd Matt Malins
Church Wardens: Alex Peters & Iain Hall

Children and Families’ Worker: Dr Melanie Newton
Parish Administrator: Tina Mycock

St. Luke’s was consecrated as a church building in December 1848, over 160 years ago. Although now part of the Anglican Team of Leek & Meerbrook, originally St. Luke’s was the Parish Church, along with its Mission Church of St. Paul’s, of the eastern side of Leek, but the parish also extended out of the town up to and including the village of Thorncliffe.

Today there are usually 2 services on a Sunday morning at 9.30am and 11.15am. The different services reflect the wide range of worship styles and preferences that make up the St. Luke’s Church family from a more formal communion service to a Family Service using modern worship songs from Spring Harvest and Keswick to traditional services from the Book of Common Prayer. On special times of the year, eg Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and Harvest the 2 Sunday morning congregations meet together and there are also occasional joint services between the 2 Family Service congregations at St. Luke’s and St. Paul’s.

There is much lay participation in leading services, preaching, reading the Scriptures and leading prayers, and at all our services as we seek to praise God in a joyful way and also take seriously listening to the Word of God as it is read and explained week by week. This is seen as key to growing in faith ourselves and being equipped to reach out to others. One of the key aims of recent times at St. Luke’s is “to reach out and draw in”.

The Church Centre at the western end of the building was refurbished back in 1996 and has won awards and is often visited by members of other churches looking for ideas for re-ordering their own buildings. The Centre is much used by church and community groups and includes the Church Office which is open and manned every weekday morning as a point of contact for both church member and visitor alike, but also to keep the church building open more for quiet prayer and reflection, as a resource for all those who pass by.

To book rooms in St. Luke’s Church Centre, Fountain St.

Telephone Tina Mycock on 01538 373306 any weekday morning during Church Office hours 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Cost of hire is £10-12 per hour (Booking Conditions Apply)

Service Pattern

Sunday 9:30 – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

Sunday 11:15 – Family Service

 

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St Luke’s Church Children’s Groups

Seedlings Fun, Faith and Friendship – We meet every Thursday morning in term time from 10.00 to 11.30 am in St Luke’s Church Centre. We welcome pre-school children and their carers – Mums, Dads, Nans, childminders etc.

The group starts with a play session and sometimes there will be a craft activity linked to our theme, which you can help your child with if you wish. After this we clear away the toys and the children sit down for juice, fruit and toast.

At the end of the morning we join together for a circle time. This is when we use a variety of games, action songs and simple stories to share Christian beliefs.

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Children’s Groups on a Sunday mornings

Little Stars – Children’s group for under 8 year olds

Big Fish – Children’s group for those 8 years old and over. We meet on Sunday mornings during the 11.15am service.

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Sharks – Children’s group for those over 11 years old. We meet once a month on Sunday evening from 6.00pm – 7.00pm

For more information about any of these groups, please contact – Mrs Jane Watson on 01538-387144

St Luke’s Choir

Practice Wednesday 7.00pm to 8pm. Sing at Sunday 9.30am services and other Sunday services at 6.30pm as advertised.

To sing to the Lord our God to the best of our ability. To try and understand what we are singing and sing to as high a standard as possible.

What if I cannot sing very well?
You do not have to be afraid, we have had many people join us who had difficulty singing and up to date all have succeeded.

How will I learn about Church Music?
Through attending choir practice and singing at Sunday services.

What am I expected to do as a Member of the Church Choir?
Attend as regularly as possible. Occasional evening services at 6.30pm as advertised and at Special services. Practice Wednesday 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
What kind of music do we sing? A wide range of hymns, ancient & modern psalms, canticles and anthems.

For more information, please contact Mr Geoff Thompson on 01538 384833

Music Group

Practices as required. Play for Sunday 11.15am Morning Worship. For more information, please contact Mr Jerry Watson on 01538-387144

Mothers Union Logo   Leek Team Mother’s Union

The Leek Team Mothers’ Union meet every 3rd Monday of the month at St. Luke’s

In September 2015 we celebrate our 25 year anniversay. The original aim was to provide an opportunity for ladies who worked during the daytime to meet during the evening. In the early days, the branch met in the home of one of our members.

For more information, please contact the Leek Team Branch Leader, Ann Alexander on 01538 382368 or e-mail ann.alexander@voisd.com

Fellowship Groups

Tuesday evenings please contact Barry & Hazel Wilson on 01538 384090

Thursday evenings please contact Jerry & Jane Watson on 01538 387144

Pastoral Care in Bereavement

Our bereavement support group was set up some years ago, with a view to giving pastoral support to bereaved families. We are not counsellors, our aim is to befriend a grieving person, by offering support and being along side them in their pain and to be sensitive to their needs. Maybe they just want someone to sit and listen as they unburden themselves. (In listening the bereavement visitor can pick up how the grieving person is coping and if more professional counselling is needed.)

Twice a year a special memorial service is held for those who have lost a loved one in the previous 6 months.

On the first anniversary of the death a prayer card is sent to the bereaved family, to show we have not forgotten them and they will be mentioned in our prayers during that week.

We find our pastoral services given to the bereaved is very much appreciated. For more information, please contact Hazel Henshaw on 01538 382603.

Other Groups that use St Luke’s Church

Woodcroft Women’s Institute – 2nd Monday of the month

Slimming World – Wednesday evenings

Get in Touch

Team Vicar: Revd Matt Malins
Email:revmattmalins@gmail.com

Church Wardens: Alex Peters & Iain Hall

Church address: Fountain Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6JS

Tel: 01538 373306
Email: stlukesleek@hotmail.co.uk

Parish Office Open
Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 13:00