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

Notices_ Sunday 29th May_Sunday After Ascension_7th Sunday of Easter


Next Sunday: Con­sider wear­ing some­thing red for Pente­cost Sunday!


Next Sunday: 5 pm – Spir­it of Taizé service.


June MNO: Due to the unavail­ab­il­ity of the June ven­ue, a new ven­ue has to be found.   To give me time to sort out a new ven­ue, I have changed the date of the June MNO to the 11th June.  Ven­ue to be announced ASAP.


Church Car­park: It would be appre­ci­ated if the church drive­way could be kept free for emer­gency vehicle access.  The life that might be saved could well be yours or someone in your fam­ily.  If you have a large car that is not eas­ily accom­mod­ated with­in our car­park­ing spaces, please drop your pas­sen­gers off and drive through.  There is adequate free park­ing avail­able in the Cyp­ri­ot Club car­park – entry off Stan­more Road.



St Luke’s Vivid Walk — 9 June 2022 at 6pm (until about 8pm).

 The Vivid Sydney Fest­iv­al of Light, Music and Ideas returns from 27 May to 18 June 2022.

This year the light install­a­tions have been dif­fused (pun inten­ded) across the CBD, in part to mit­ig­ate crowding.

Brett is arran­ging a walk­ing tour, sub­ject to con­di­tions at the time.

The walk is planned to com­mence at Frankly, My Dear … which will illu­min­ate the Busi­ness School, Uni­ver­sity of Tech­no­logy Sydney, designed by renowned Cana­dian-Amer­ic­an archi­tect Frank Gehry (see details in attached link).

We will then walk to Con­ver­gence in the unused Goods Line tun­nel nearby and Vivid Reflec­tions on the Sydney Cent­ral Sta­tion clock tower.  If there’s time and inclin­a­tion, we could ven­ture fur­ther afield.

Please share any oth­er itin­er­ary suggestions.

RSVP:  by 8 June 2022 to or to Brett to receive updates.

Cov­id safety:  con­sider your level of Cov­id immunity at the time, qual­ity masks will be provided if you do not have one.



ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and clean­ing items: A bas­ket is in the church foy­er for donations.



Unfin­ished Busi­ness: Cel­eb­rat­ing Anglic­an Women’s Min­istry in Australia

A nation­al con­fer­ence to be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney, 16–18 Septem­ber 2022

Fur­ther details, includ­ing the con­fer­ence pro­gram and regis­tra­tion details, will be provided in due course.



Food for our worms –Please leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off dur­ing the week.  (NB — no dairy, cit­rus or meat)  Fr. Jeff


Lea MacNeil has jam, con­serves, pickles and vari­ous sauces to sell; please email her at to order them from her.   All pro­ceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Ron, Milly, Nam & Viol­etta Clarke; Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre; Edi Dav­is & Oscar; John Dick­son; Kathy Drum­mond; and Dav­id Dunlop.

Monday: Michael, Eliza­beth, Tom, Ella & Nick Flem­ing; and Mar­ilyn Gibbs.

Tues­day: Steph­en Gates & Andrew; and Kev­in Green.

Wed­nes­day: Peter Gil­bert & Fred Narnolo; and Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia.

Thursday: Lach­lan Gray, Rose­mary Ran­dall & Frances.

Fri­day: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pas­tor­al care min­istry at Bank­stown Hos­pit­al and all those he min­is­ters to.

Sat­urday: Dear lov­ing Fath­er, please deliv­er us from the coronavir­us and lim­it its impact on Aus­tralia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis.  Please pro­tect with your lov­ing care those we love — our fam­il­ies, friends and neigh­bours.  Let your fath­erly hand guide, shel­ter and strengthen them.  Cast out all anxious fears and doubts.  Give us an increas­ing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace.  We pray for those around the world now strug­gling with vari­ous COVID stains.  Heal and com­fort those who are sick and suf­fer­ing.  Pro­tect and guide the health pro­fes­sion­als who are at the front line.  Please give wis­dom and cour­age to those who bear respons­ib­il­ity for con­front­ing this chal­lenge. We ask these things through the power­ful name of Jesus.  Amen.



Pray­ers for the sick: Richard Hagen; John Pahali; Ray Som­mer; Tony Brown­low; Michelle Sowerby and fam­ily; Kar­lene Thompson; Julie Ankers; John Bowen; John Per­kins; Florence Shel­lard; Aman­da Romeo; Andy Ser­afin; Maryrose Crowth­er; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; The Pso­mas Fam­ily; Ann Mason Fur­mage; Mar­ie Mun­gov­en; Roger Cun­ning­ham; and Mike Hunt.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Len Jack­son; Frank Seni­or; Rose Far­rell; Wil­li­am Fish­er; Edward McNamara; Prandji Tisna; Barry McK­el­lar; Ivan Ross; John Lord; and Oswald Ferguson.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  31st May: Vis­it­a­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary to Eliza­beth;  1st June: Justin, mar­tyr at Rome (d. c. 167;  and  3rd June: Mar­tyrs of Uganda (s. 1886); Janani Luwum, Arch­bish­op of Uganda, mar­tyr (d.1977); and John XXIII, Bish­op of Rome, reformer (d. 1963).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: John Hardy; Pau­line Newell; Beth Arm­strong; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Steph­en Thur­ley; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his fam­ily; Andrew Strat­golda; Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; and Noel Jeffs.


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Day of Pentecost/Whitsunday:  First Read­ing: Acts 2.1–21;  Psalm: 104.26–36;  Second Read­ing: Romans 8.14–17;  and  Gos­pel: John 14.8–17



Par­ish Pray­er Group

One sug­ges­tion that was made dur­ing our dis­cus­sions about the parish’s future was the pos­sible form­a­tion of a par­ish pray­er group.  This would be to pray for the world, the church in gen­er­al and our par­ish and its mem­bers in particular.

Giv­en that our par­ish is spread out geo­graph­ic­ally, and peak hour traffic can delay get­ting to the par­ish at times, a zoom option is some­thing to be con­sidered.  The oth­er option is to gath­er phys­ic­ally for pray­ers each week or fortnight.

Let me know your thoughts on this.                                                                                                                                                                               Fr Jeff



Heal­ing Pray­ers in the Parish

Cur­rently, heal­ing pray­ers are offered at the con­clu­sion of our Wed­nes­day euchar­ist service.

Anoth­er worthy sug­ges­tion which has been made is that there may be those who would like pray­ers for heal­ing on Sunday morning.

If you would like pray­ers for heal­ing, then I will be avail­able in the chapel after the ser­vice and will be happy to anoint you and pray for your healing.

This min­istry of pray­er can be for (as the Pray­er Book reminds us) need, sick­ness or any kind of trouble.



A note from Fr John Bunyan

 I was very grate­ful and moved to find my Bankstown’s hos­pit­al min­istry being included in the weekly pray­ers.  My col­leagues there include two fine woman chap­lains, one pente­cost­al (and at my sug­ges­tion, Moth­ers’ Uni­on mem­ber), one a seni­or Unit­ing Church lay pas­tor, plus a Greek Ortho­dox priest and a pente­cost­al min­is­ter who come when they can.  About my pres­ence, the Dio­cese has remained silent, nev­er provid­ing any recog­ni­tion let alone approval!

In one way or anoth­er, the team has grown and more of our many patients are able to be vis­ited.  There are over 400 patients in the hos­pit­al and in that area to some people’s sur­prise, the Chris­ti­ans are well in the major­ity and are likely to remain so. I hope to keep going for a while, des­pite markedly deteri­or­at­ing bones and brain, and with my col­leagues vis­it­ing Anglic­ans, the second largest Chris­ti­an group, sun­dry Prot­est­ants, and Calathumpi­ans, but in my case, also the var­ied East­ern Ortho­dox includ­ing Anti­ochan and Ukrain­i­an, and the Mace­do­ni­ans with whom the eiren­ic Pat­ri­arch of Con­stantinople is now in com­mu­nion, and Ori­ent­al Ortho­dox – small num­bers of Armeni­ans, Assyr­i­ans, Copts etc but over­all with Ortho­dox num­bers con­sid­er­able and their devo­tion often admir­able. But thank you, St Luke’s.