St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community


Fr. Philip Brad­ford
Fr. Philip Brad­ford

The church of St Luke’s, in the Par­ish of Enmore with Stan­more is unique.
It has endured many vicis­situdes since it was built in 1882.
Many of these changes are reflec­ted in the struc­ture of the build­ing
but more than 120 years brings massive change to con­greg­a­tions as well.
St Luke’s is now an inclus­ive con­greg­a­tion with about 16 dif­fer­ent nation­al­it­ies and almost as many lan­guages.
We have every vari­ety of people also… age, gender, race, mar­it­al or fam­ily status, sexu­al ori­ent­a­tion, dis­ab­il­ity and wealth.
It is our determ­in­a­tion to offer God’s uncon­di­tion­al love to all.

We wor­ship in the style which is some­times called Anglo-Cath­ol­ic or High Church.
This means we use sym­bol and cere­mony, candles, holy water, incense and col­our­ful vest­ments.
We love pro­ces­sions and singing and as many people as pos­sible tak­ing lead­er­ship roles in the wor­ship.
Above all, we delight to gath­er in a circle around the altar to bless the bread and wine which is for us the body and blood of Christ, and to share it togeth­er.