Activities

St Luke's is a busy place with many different people involved across a wide variety of activities. There is so much going on that there is a place for everyone. Join us!

For more detail, or to join one of these groups contact the Parish Office.

Welcomers and Sidespersons

This group is the face of the church to newcomers to our parish. They  are the first people you will meet when you arrive at a service at St Luke's. They provide a friendly welcome at the front of the church as well as helping newcomers feel at home with service procedures and at morning tea after the service, and importantly to feel welcome as new members of our community.

Some welcomers are also sidespersons, distributing weekly Bulletins and service sheets, assisting with seating and with the offertory collection.

Readers and Intercessors

Parishioners are encouraged to participate in worship by being rostered during the year to read lessons or to lead intercessory prayers on Sundays and special services.

Servers and Lay Assistants

St Luke's enjoys a high standard of liturgy. Whether it be a quiet weekday service in the Chapel or a full Choral Eucharist on Sunday morning, servers play an important part in corporate worship. The ways in which servers assist include acting as crucifer (the person who carries the cross, leading the procession) or acolytes (those who accompany the crucifer, carrying candles), the preparation of the altar, and throughout the Communion service.

This valuable ministry is open to everyone and requires no previous experience. A full training program is provided. Children and teenagers are especially encouraged to participate in this ministry. For more information, please contact the Head Server, Anthony Mobbs (see Parish Contacts).

Flower Roster and Brasscleaners

St Luke's has a talented and dedicated group of people who maintain the fabric of the church and arrange the flowers in the church each week for Sunday and weekday services, as well as weddings and funerals. If you have a couple of hours during the week to assist in this group or if you would like to make a financial offering, Ruth Rock, the group's coordinator would love to hear from you. Please contact the Parish Office for further information.

Contact the Parish Office  for details of floral arrangements for weddings and funerals.

Special Religious Education (Scripture in Schools)

St Luke's has for many years co-ordinated Anglican Scripture for Middle Harbour Primary School and Beauty Point Primary School. Since 2013 supported financially by St Luke's who still provides some staff and materials, Anglican scripture in the two schools has been overseen by St Augustine's Neutral Bay.

Teaching Scripture in schools is a very rewarding experience.  Another way to assist is to make a tax deductible donation to the St Luke's Mosman Education Association. Donations to this fund will ensure we can continue our commitment to SRE in government schools in our community.  If you would like to help with this ministry, please contact the Parish Office.

Small Groups

St Luke's has a number of Bible study and discussion groups.

For details of locations and meeting times please contact the Parish Office.

Social Issues & Reconciliation Group

In 2005 the St Luke’s Social Issues and Reconciliation Group was formed by the merger of two existing groups, the Social Issues group which had been set up in the 1970s, and the Reconcilation Group, set up in 1995. Membership of the group is open to all and there is at present no formal structure for the group. The group meets as and when some issue emerges that members or other parishioners feel needs attention and discussion.

A number of speakers have addressed the Group on reconciliation and refugee issues. The Group has discussed materials for the campaign, Making Indigenous Poverty History, a collection of recorded personal stories of Aboriginal women, and Dianne Johnson’s Lighting the Way: Stories of Reconciliation.

The parish has a long-standing relationship with Biala Aboriginal Girls Hostel at Allambie Heights. Group members assist in Biala’s Homework Centre. The parish has also for many years supported the work of the ecumenical Nungalinya College in Darwin.

Another issue that is a focus is that of asylum seekers in the Australian community. Apart from speakers addressing the group on this issue, parishioners have supported the Asylum Seekers Centre at Newtown with collections of household and food items.

The group is coordinated by Dr Jocelyn Chey AM. For details contact the Parish Office.

Social Groups

Thank God It's Thursday

This group meets Thursday mornings in school term time from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Morning tea and a light lunch are provided. No charge is involved. Everyone is welcome. There is also a short healing service in the church on Thursdays to which all are welcome and a Bible Study group meeting led by the Revd Lu Piper for those who wish to stay after the lunch.

Lunch at the Duck

This group gets together for lunch every second Sunday at the nearby Mosman Hotel.

Film Group

This group meets usually the last Saturday in the month, attending a late afternoon session of a chosen movie with dinner afterwards at a local restaurant. In the winter months the group meets in the lower hall for a light meal and to view a film.