St Luke's is a parish that seeks to live out the greatest commandment of Christ:
St Luke’s is a thriving and vibrant community that reaches right across its parish, so that a huge amount of love, energy and manpower is required.
There are many ways you can get involved with St Luke’s.
Give it a go – you will definitely make some fabulous friends
and may learn some new skills at the same time.
Sunday mornings 9:30am.
First Sunday of each month
9:30am Family Service.
First Sunday of each month
8am Traditional Holy Communion.
Wednesday 730am Morning Prayer.
Wednesday 10am BCP Eucharistic Service.
We know that sometimes it can be difficult to make it to church on a Sunday morning, especially if you have kids in tow. So on second Friday of each month at 5:30pm we gather for Whanau Friday!
We provide hot chips etc – you simply bring yourself, BYO drinks, and (if you're able) a koha or some kai to share. The evening includes chilled live music, a brief message followed by a discussion about faith, belief, and various hot topics of today. We aim to wrap up by 6:30pm so there’s still time to catch the rugby/get the kids in bed.
The Open Home Foundation believes that every child and young person deserves to grow up in a secure loving family while receiving a depth of care which will bless them throughout their life. OHFNZ is a recognized Child and Family Support Service and we are proud to partner with them both practically and in prayer. For more info click here.
The New Zealand Church Missionary Society – NZCMS for short – is an evangelical mission community seeking to mobilise the Church of New Zealand for God’s mission. They are primarily linked to the Anglican Church though also work with other churches with whom they share a common vision. Their passion is to see God’s people taking the whole gospel of Jesus to the whole world. Click here for more info.
In 2017 the parishes of Carterton, Greytown, and Martinborough-Featherston joined together as a part of an experimental mission initiative to seek new ways of resourcing mission and ministry in the region. Born out of a recognition that the standard historical paradigm of parish ministry isn’t suitable for the context we find ourselves in this experiment involves the practical sharing of resources as well as a more coordinated approach to mission in the area.
Being a parent of a toddler is incredibly rewarding but also challenging. We want to support young parents and help them connect with others in the same life stage throughout our community while also providing a space for kids to enjoy music and movement! M&M meets at 10am each Friday during term time in the STL community hall. Contact the office as per above for more info.
We value community here at STL. Because of this a variety of different groups use our facilities throughout the week including Girl Guides Greytown, Greytown Little Theatre, social workers, and local musicians to name but a few! If you would like to know more about what’s coming up in our hall or would like to enquire about hiring our facilities please contact the office as per above.
A great way to connect with others at STL is by joining a parish small group. There are a growing number of small groups that meet throughout the week and on weekends. These groups study scripture, pray, eat, and do life together. If you would like to be a part of a small group and go deeper in relationship with God and others contact the office as per above for more info.
Here at STL we love young people and want to see all teenagers grow to their full God-given potential. The G.Y.M. is part of a wider Anglican youth movement across the region which seeks to see this happen. The G.Y.M. meets on Fridays at 630pm in the youth hub behind the STL community hall. Contact the office as per above for more info or find us on Facebook.