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

Notices_Fifth Sunday After Pentecost_ 10th July 2022


Wel­come back Fr Jeff and Michelle!!


The flowers in the church today have been donated by Noel Jeffs in belated cel­eb­ra­tion of the Feast of the Divine Com­pas­sion and in cel­eb­ra­tion of the SSF province of the divine com­pas­sion to which he belongs – incor­por­at­ing Aus­tralia, Sri Lanka and Korea.


Tonight: 5pm Spir­it of Taize service.


New Offer­tory envel­opes are now avail­able in the church foyer.


Next PC Meet­ing: will be held on Sunday 24th July, not 17th July.



A Voice in the Wil­der­ness: Mondays at 7.30pm

You are invited to a Zoom study group A Voice in the Wil­der­ness: Listen­ing to the State­ment from the Heart.  This is a series of 8 ses­sions fol­low­ing the 8 chapters in the Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion – Aus­tralia Study Guide.  Book avail­able from ABM office, Ph: 9264 1021.  This reflect­ive study group will include a num­ber of Guest speak­ers.  To register and for fur­ther details please con­tact Moya Holle or Graeme Curry or phone 0432 786 901.


Anglic­ans Togeth­er Din­ner: Thursday 17th Nov 

Now that lock­downs are fin­ished, Anglic­ans Togeth­er are hav­ing a din­ner on Thursday, 17th Novem­ber with two guest speak­ers rep­res­ent­ing dif­fer­ing tra­di­tions in the Anglic­an Church.  The top­ic is: ‘The Anglic­an Church of Aus­tralia: Can we stay togeth­er.’  One of the speak­ers is Peter Sher­lock, a well respec­ted Anglic­an theo­lo­gian and his­tor­i­an.  We need to get a rough idea of num­bers so we can book an appro­pri­ately sized ven­ue.  If you are inter­ested please let Tony Brown­low know after mass.”



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


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


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.




Organ Pipes

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital

Sunday, 18 Septem­ber 2022 at 3pm


Well-known to Sydney audi­ences, St Luke’s is delighted to wel­come Heath­er Moen-Boyd to per­form at last, an inaug­ur­al recit­al on the Church’s unique 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.

From Moz­art to Mendels­sohn, whose works were per­formed at the instrument’s 1884 recit­al, the per­form­ance will include Samuel Barber’s Adagio to mark Yom Kip­pur and Septem­ber 11, and pas­tor­al bird­song for the Spring Equinox.

The her­it­age-lis­ted organ, con­sidered power­ful for its size, is a unique example of its kind in Aus­tralia.  This is its inaug­ur­al recit­al, delayed by more than two years due to the pan­dem­ic, fol­low­ing the com­plete res­tor­a­tion of the instru­ment to its ori­gin­al high Vic­tori­an glory in 2018.

Watch this space for the St Luke’s Young Organ­ists Series in 2023.

RSVP:  to Kathy Drum­mond /Brett Dav­ies /

Man­ners please:  Sit next to J S Bach, mask-wear­ing encour­aged, non-attend­ance appre­ci­ated if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.

Entry:  $15 ($10 all con­ces­sions), includ­ing pro­gramme note.




The Move­ment for the Ordin­a­tion of Women, Aus­tralia Ltd

Unfin­ished Busi­ness: Cel­eb­rat­ing Anglic­an Women’s Min­istry in Australia

It’s thirty years since Anglic­an women were first ordained as priests in Australia.

But there are still dio­ceses – Sydney Dio­cese chief among them – that lim­it or refuse to acknow­ledge women’s ordained min­istry.  The time is ripe to chal­lenge this stance.

The Move­ment for the Ordin­a­tion of Women Aus­tralia is organ­ising a con­fer­ence in Sydney from 16 to 18 Septem­ber 2022 – Unfin­ished Busi­ness – to recog­nise the struggle for Anglic­an women’s ordin­a­tion in Aus­tralia, cel­eb­rate the cour­age and ser­vice of ordained women, and hon­our those who have fought for women’s ordin­a­tion over many years.

The pro­gram is still being final­ised, but speak­ers who will be address­ing the past, present and future of women’s ordained min­istry include Dr Julia Baird, Pro­fess­or Eileen Baldry AO, the Rev’d Val Gray­don, Ms Anne Hywood, the Rev’d Can­on Pro­fess­or Dorothy Lee, the Hon Keith Mason AC QC, the Rev’d Dr Les­ley McLean, the Rev’d Dr Colleen O’Reilly AM, Dr Gwen­neth Roberts, Dr Jac­queline Ser­vice, the Rev’d Glor­ia Shipp, and the Rev’d Elisa Helen Water­house CSC.

The con­fer­ence will be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney.  Pro­gram and regis­tra­tion details will be pos­ted on the MOW web­site as they become avail­able (

If you have any quer­ies, or wish to be included on the con­fer­ence mail­ing list, please con­tact Elaine Lind­say at  And please for­ward this inform­a­tion to any­one you know who may be inter­ested in the con­fer­ence or sup­port­ing MOW.

Elaine Lind­say — Nation­al Sec­ret­ary, MOW



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Selina & John Hardy; Kelvin Har­ris; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Moya Holle; Nic­ola & James Howard; Pamela Jak­sic; and Noel Jeff.

Monday: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Fabi­an LoSchiavo.

Tues­day: Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; and Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas.

Wed­nes­day: Evelyn Maack; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John M.; Jo Middleton

Thursday: Ron­ald Naidu; Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath.

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: Ray Som­mer; John Bowen; John Pahali; Tony Brown­low; Mary Middleton; Helen; Vince; Julie Ankers; John Per­kins; Florence Shel­lard; Aman­da Romeo; Andy Ser­afin; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; and The Pso­mas Family.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Albert Clayton; Peter Mill; Hinekahu Wilson; and Mor­an Davis.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 11th: Bene­dict of Nur­sia, Abbot (d. 550); and 13th: Sydney James Kirkby, Bish­op, pion­eer of out­back min­istry and the Bush Church Aid Soci­ety (d. 1935).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: John Hardy; Pau­line Newell; Beth Arm­strong; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; 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: Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

First Read­ing: Amos 8.1–12                    Psalms: 52

Second Read­ing: Colos­si­ans 1.15–29       Gos­pel: Luke 10.38–42