About St Luke’s Church

Team Vicar: This post is currently vacant
Church Wardens: Kay Pickford and Rachel Billington
Safeguarding Officer: Alex Waters
Parish Administrator: Felicity Oates

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.

Get in Touch

Church Wardens: Kay Pickford and Rachel Billington
Email: wardensonline@gmail.com

Safeguarding Officer: Alex Waters

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

Administrator: Felicity Oates

Tel: 07359 318210
Email: stlukesleek@hotmail.co.uk

Parish Office: Based at St Pauls Church, Novi Lane, ST14 6 NR
Monday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm