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

Notices — SUnday 26th January — Australia Day


Today we wel­come back Fr Jeff and Michelle and hope they have had a refresh­ing hol­i­day. 

Today: Sunday School resumes – please meet with Jen­nifer in the Par­ish Hall.

Flowers today have been donated by Noel Jeffs in hon­our of Li Tim Oi, the first woman to be ordained as an Anglic­an priest.  When a priest could no longer travel from Japan­ese-occu­pied ter­rit­ory to preside for her at the euchar­ist, for three years Tim-Oi was licensed to do so as a dea­con.  Bish­op R. O. Hall of Hong Kong then ordained her ”a priest in the Church of God” on 25 Janu­ary 1944.  In 2003, the Epis­copal Church of the United States fixed 24 Janu­ary as her feast day in Less­er Feasts and Fasts, based on the eve of the anniversary of her ordin­a­tion.  In 2018, she was made a per­man­ent part of the Epis­copal Church’s cal­en­dar of saints.

Par­ish Office Days – please note that from Monday 3rd Feb­ru­ary the par­ish office will be open on Monday, Wed­nes­day and Thursday only from 9am to 2pm.  To con­tact Jen­nifer in the office please use the Opshop phone num­ber: 9550 5713 or par­ish email address:

West Gal­lery Music — Con­grat­u­la­tions to our band of musi­cians who led us in “O come, O come, Emmanuel” dur­ing Advent.

Thomas Web­ster - The Vil­lage Choir c. 1847

The use of musi­cians and/or a band in the gal­lery to accom­pany hymn singing is not new. It dates in Eng­lish churches from the 1700s and was termed ‘West Gal­lery Music’ since the sing­ers and oth­er musi­cians led the con­greg­a­tion from the gal­lery built at the west end of the church, oppos­ite the east facing altar. (St Luke’s gal­lery faces about south west). The ‘band’ was made up of musi­cians from the vil­lage in which the church was situ­ated. 

The gal­ler­ies were removed from the churches after about 1850 dur­ing the Vic­tori­an era when the church build­ings in the cit­ies and towns were restored to their pre-reform­a­tion beauty. New churches were also built in the vil­lages as were pipe organs to go in them. All that was needed was a boy to pump the bel­lows of the organ and someone, such as the minister’s wife or daugh­ter to play it. Appar­ently, an organ­ist was easi­er to ‘con­trol’ than a band of musi­cians. Thus, West Gal­lery Music declined with the intro­duc­tion of the pipe organ into the churches.

2020 Opshop Cal­en­dars for Sale – lim­ited num­ber avail­ableat back of church for $2 each.  Please pay Andy Ser­afin.

Christ­mas cards ($10 per pack — stock up for next year)are avail­able from the Par­ish Resource Centre.  Please see the Man­ager, Stephan Gates dur­ing Morn­ing tea.

Hos­pit­al­ity volun­teers: Thank you to all our hos­pit­al­ity volun­teer teams who look after us so well each week.  If we could only get three or more oth­er people for anoth­er week­end, our hos­pit­al­ity teams would not feel so burdened.  YOU can do this – no effort needed and all food can be bought and the cost reim­bursed.  Teams often swap due to com­mit­ments as well!  If you are inter­ested, please see Ruth Cham­pi­on.

Food for our little friends — Don’t for­get to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peel­ings, tea leaves and cof­fee grounds for the par­ish worm farms.  (No cit­rus dairy or meat).  Please refrain from bring­ing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rect­ory sup­plies a large quant­ity of this.

Play Group @ Enmore – Will recom­mence on Monday 10th Feb­ru­ary 2020 from 10am to 12 Noon.  For Inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.

Next Long Table din­ner – Thursday 13th Feb­ru­ary: 6 for 6.30pm – 9pm.  Ven­ue to be announced. Keep the date!

Lep­rosy defeated and lives trans­formed – 7.30 pm Fri­day 14 Feb­ru­ary

The Lep­rosy Mis­sion — You’re are invited to sup­per. 

Place: All Saints Church, Wool­lahra – 85 Ocean Street Wooll­hara (street park­ing avail­able).

Cost: Admis­sion by Dona­tion

RSVP: The Lep­rosy Mis­sion Office 1800 537 767 or

You will meet Pro­fess­or War­wick Brit­ton, AO, (Cen­ten­ary Insti­tute Research Dir­ect­or, Uni­ver­sity of Sydney and world-renowned expert on lep­rosy and tuber­cu­los­is) who will share the excit­ing vis­on as well as the chal­lenges of The Lep­rosy Mission’s bold glob­al strategy to end the trans­mis­sion of new cases of lep­rosy by 2035.  So future gen­er­a­tions may be born into a world free from the oppres­sion of lep­rosy! And free from dis­ab­il­ity, dis­crim­in­a­tion and social exclu­sion it causes. 

You will also meet John Oa (from Pap­ua New Guinea), who will share about the chal­lenges they face in com­munit­ies across PNG, where new lep­rosy cases are on the rise.

2020 Cinema Para­diso – Sat­urday 22 Feb­ru­ary: 4 pm for 4.30pm in St Luke’s Church Hall.  There will be wine & cheese, and a dis­cus­sion at inter­mis­sion.  The next film will be ‘The Jour­ney’ – In 2006, amidst the ongo­ing, dec­ades-long con­flict in North­ern Ire­land, deeply con­ser­vat­ive Brit­ish loy­al­ist Ian Pais­ley meets Mar­tin McGuiness, former Irish Repub­lic­an Army Lead­er, in an unex­pec­ted jour­ney across the Scot­tish coun­tryside.  This film, made a dec­ade after that meet­ing in the year of Brexit ref­er­en­dum per­haps has renewed poignancy and mean­ing.  Keep the date!

AGM — Sunday 23rd Feb­ru­ary — Please keep the date free as we value your input!  Would all report writers please email their reports to Ruth Cham­pi­on for co-ordin­a­tion.  Please note: her new email address is

Women’s Read­ing Group – Wed­nes­day 26th Feb­ru­ary

All women are invited to join our Read­ing Group which meets on the 4th Wed­nes­day of the month at: Pau­line Newell’s home 43/1 Coron­a­tion, Ave Peter­sham.  Meet at the front gate by 7.20 pm as this is a secured entrance.

A copy of the book­let is avail­able for $4, to cov­er the print­ing.  This set of stud­ies aims to encour­age con­sid­er­a­tion of the vari­ous roles that women have ful­filled with­in God’s gathered com­munity, both his­tor­ic­ally in the OT times and in NT time.  The con­tri­bu­tions that women have made and can make are open for dis­cus­sion.  Cop­ies are avail­able from the book­shop for $4.00.

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29 March 2020 at 3pm.  From Vienna to Enmore, accom­plished young Aus­trali­an-born organ­ist Dav­id Rec­cia Chynoweth per­forms works by J S Bach, Koehne, Alex­an­dre Guil­mant  & oth­ers on the St Luke’s Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ (1883), unique in Aus­tralia, to mark the res­tor­a­tion of the façade pipes.  Keep the date!  

Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise – June 2020:  While we are still deal­ing with the effects of the bush­fire dis­aster, the Par­ish has decided to pro­ceed with the St Luke’s Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise again this year, likely to be held on the first Thursday even­ing in June (4 June 2020 — to be con­firmed).  The cruise com­pany will release dates, times, prices and depar­ture details in early Feb­ru­ary with num­bers and pay­ment to be final­ised later that month.  Based on our exper­i­ence last year, the cruise will depart at 6.30pm with board­ing at 6pm sharp from King Street Wharf 1 at Darling Har­bour (please note the King Street wharves are not the same as the Barangaroo wharves).  There is a bar with lim­ited bar snacks on board but you can bring some food of your own.  Pay­ment will be able to be made in cash to Brett or Moya or by dir­ect cred­it to a nom­in­ated account (pri­cing and account details to be provided in Feb­ru­ary).  Watch this space for more details and let’s hope the skies clear soon.  In the mean­time, please ask Moya or Brett if you have any enquir­ies or wish to express interest so that we can get an idea about num­bers.

Homemade curds, rel­ishes, pickles and jam - please email your order to Lea MacNeil ( and it will be delivered to the OpShop.

Any notices for the ser­vice book­let will need to be sub­mit­ted to the Par­ish Office email by Wed­nes­day even­ing at the latest.

Read­ings for the com­ing week:

Monday 2 Samuel 5.1–7, 10 Psalm 89.19–27 Mark 3.22–30
Tues­day 2 Samuel 6.12–15,17–19 Psalm 24.7–10 Mark 3.31–35
Wed­nes­day 2 Samuel 7. 4–17 Psalm 89. 19–27 Mark 4.1–20
Thursday 2 Samuel 7.18–19, 24–27 Psalm 132.13–18 Mark 4.21–25
Fri­day 2 Samuel 11.1–10,13–17 Psalm 51.15–19 Mark 4.26–34
Sat­urday 2 Samuel 12.1–7,10–17 Psalm 51.10–14 Mark4.35–41

Read­ings for Next Sunday – Present­a­tion of Christ in the Temple:  First Read­ing: Mala­chi 3.1–4; Psalm: 84; Second Read­ing: Hebrews 2.14–18; and Gos­pel: Luke 2.12–40.

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity: Monday: Ian Barnett; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; and Jen­nifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; Tues­day: Fr Phil­lip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; and Janet Broady, Susan Hill, & Alex.; Wed­nes­day: Chris Brooks & Mar­tin; Tony Brown­low and Les & Lyn Car­ring­ton; Thursday: Ruth Cham­pi­on; Nancy Cheng & John Lo; and Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Viol­etta Clarke; Fri­day: Ron Cross & Fam­ily; and Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre; and Sat­urday: We pray for people are still defend­ing their prop­er­ties and/or live­stock from bush­fires.  Also, for every­one involved in the post bush­fire clean-up efforts, par­tic­u­larly those involved in sup­port­ing them includ­ing Fr Tim St Quintin (Army Reserve Chap­lain).

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Rose­mary Brad­ford; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Gary & Kar­en Stein­er-Hill; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ron­an & Veron­ica Nath; Sr Eliza­beth (SSC); Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Con­nolly; Saf­fron Pow­ell; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; and Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; and Robert & Lyn­dall.