St Luke’s is the Parish Church of Whyteleafe and is part of the Caterham Team Ministry. We seek to be a welcoming, open, inclusive and friendly community church, serving the pastoral and spiritual needs of the people of Whyteleafe. We support and encourage the ministry of all.
Please follow the Sunday Service for 29th March on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsbNo2y-liI
Please follow the Mothering Day Service online on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddbYfd9TWso
Please find a link to Compline by Rev Helen https://soundcloud.com/helen-burnett-783676824/compline
Please find a link to Midday Prayer by Rev Helen https://soundcloud.com/helen-burnett-783676824/midday-prayer
Please find a link to 8am Book of Common Prayer (BCP) by Rev Helen https://soundcloud.com/helen-burnett-783676824/book-of-common-prayer-communion
Join Rev Sara on Zoom on Tuesday at 12pm (Zoom meeting starts at 11.30am) to carry on following the Lent Course. Susan Sayers – Lent meditation
Time: Mar 31, 2020 11:30 AM London Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/844693004
Caterham Churches Together
Join us using Zoom on Wednesday mornings at 8.30am weekly for the Churches Together Morning prayer
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Coffee, Cake and Chat!
Join us at 10.30am on Thursdays at for coffee, cake and a chat.
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Evening Prayer Weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm
Join Rev Helen for evening prayer at 7pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
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Night Prayer Weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10pm
Join Rev Helen for night prayer at 10pm on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
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Closed for Services! Open for Prayer!
Revd Helen and I are praying for you and our parish during this time of great uncertainty. You mean so much to us and we are deeply grateful for your ongoing support of St Luke’s Church.
As you would expect, we are currently assessing how coronavirus is affecting the poorest and most vulnerable in our communities. We are looking carefully at how we as God’s voice and hands on earth, can best support you to make a meaningful, sustained response to this pandemic.
As always, we are spending time in prayer, asking for God’s protection and his wisdom to deal with this unprecedented situation. We would greatly value your prayers in the weeks and months ahead.
We have a faithful God who cares
It’s understandable that many of us feel anxious during times like this. We’ve all heard or read frightening estimates of the number of people who could die; and naturally, we are all concerned for our loved ones.
It is important to remember we have a God who loves and cares for us. He has told us, ‘Do not fear, for I am with you’ (Isaiah 41:10). We can have courage when faced with the fear of the unknown, because we trust in an all-knowing God who has promised to be with us wherever we go (Joshua 1:9).
You may be interested to know that at a recent Tearfund Prayer Day, they received a prophetic word about the ship that leaves a safe harbour to go out into rough waters, with the promise that our Lord will be with us. This feels very real as I write to you today. And it is a huge encouragement to me personally to have the reassurance that Jesus is Immanuel, God with us.
Caring for the most vulnerable
In these uncertain times, I can assure you that St Luke’s has not closed down, even if we are no longer able to gather there on a Sunday morning. Let’s join together so that we can be known in this generation for our compassionate response, putting the needs of others before our own, just as Jesus did. We know this is possible. We see acts of heroic love every day in the media.
We are doing all we can to make sure we can continue to follow Jesus where the need is greatest, bringing practical help and powerful hope to the most vulnerable people, just as we have been doing for hundreds of years.
Caring for ourselves and our neighbours
At St Luke’s we encourage you to love others by taking wise steps to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. Many of us will need to self-isolate at some point. Please know we are praying that you will know God’s presence with you. We are looking at producing some resources to encourage people who can’t get to church. Please visit the website to check for updates in the coming weeks.
If you are able to support others around you, we hope you’ll join us in looking out for our neighbours: those who live nearby as well as others you know who are living in the places of greatest need.
Let me close by reminding you that we are here for you. If you wish to talk, or would like someone to pray with you, please feel free email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
God Bless you and your loved ones,
Revd Annie Kurk
We believe that all people are created in the image of God and are called into a loving, dynamic and transformative relationship with God, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, his Son and through the power of the Holy Spirit.
On Sundays we come together to receive Holy Communion, to be challenged and encouraged by God’s word and to receive strength and support from God and from one another so that we can live our daily lives more openly and lovingly, sharing the good news of Christ in our words and through our lives.
We aim to be an inclusive church welcoming everyone, whatever their age, background, sexuality or relationship status and regardless of how much or how little faith they may have. Honest doubters and people with questions are positively welcomed!
Upcoming Events at St Luke's
Currently Cancelled due to Coronavirus
9.30am – All Age Eucharist (First Sunday of the Month, child friendly)
9:30am – Parish Eucharist
- On the first Sunday of every month there is an All Age Service therefore in term time, children aged up to 11 meet in the Transept for “Inklings” our Junior Church on the second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday of the month.
- Do join us for refreshments after the service.
Currently Cancelled due to Coronavirus
7:30pm – Healing and Wholeness Eucharist (First Tuesday of the Month)
7:30pm – Conversation and Communion
Fridays at 8:30am Cancelled due to Coronavirus.
Caterham Churches Together
Wednesdays at 8:30am
Caterham Churches Together Morning Prayers on Wednesday mornings are currently cancelled due to Coronavirus. Please revisit website for online prayers over the next few weeks as we hope to be able to offer a virtual prayer room.