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

Notices_Sunday 19th February_A Service of Reconciliation and Understanding


A very warm wel­come and thank you to Jen­nifer New­man our Guest Speak­er today.




The flowers in the church today are donated by Kate and Ron Wil­li­ams.  Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ron who was ordained a Dea­con 60 years ago on The Feast of St Mat­thi­as, 24th Feb­ru­ary in Adelaide Cathedral.




Par­ish Office Hours change:  From Monday 6th Feb­ru­ary the office days and times have changed to Tues­day 9.15am — 3.00pm, Wed­nes­day 9.15am — 2.15pm, & Thursday 9.15am — 3.00pm.  The office will be closed on Monday, Fri­day, Sat­urday & Sunday.


Palm Crosses Needed: Please remem­ber to bring in your palm crosses from last year.  We will burn these to make the ash on Shrove Tues­day for our Ash Wed­nes­day services.




Sat­urday 18th Feb­ru­ary – Inner West BBQ for the Voice

As part of the Inner West Council’s cam­paign to build aware­ness in the com­munity about the Uluru State­ment from the Heart and upcom­ing Voice to Par­lia­ment ref­er­en­dum, they are host­ing a free saus­age sizzle at 2pm – 4pm in Peter­sham Park, Sta­tion Street Peter­sham.  Free pub­lic access to Fanny Dur­ack Aquat­ic Centre also available.

This will be an oppor­tun­ity for mem­bers of the com­munity to learn more about the upcom­ing ref­er­en­dum on con­sti­tu­tion­al recog­ni­tion of Indi­gen­ous people, what the pro­posed amend­ment entails, and how the Voice to Par­lia­ment will work.  Prom­in­ent Indi­gen­ous lead­ers who will be on hand to answer ques­tions from the com­munity.  For more inform­a­tion, please visit about/news­/­me­dia-releases/2023-media-releases/in­ner-west-bbq-for-the-voice-to-par­lia­ment



Pan­cakes at the Rect­ory – 7pm on Tues­day 21st Feb: Fr Jeff and Michelle invite parish­ion­ers and their rel­at­ives to the Rect­ory to share in the tra­di­tion of eat­ing pan­cakes on Shrove Tues­day as a pre­curs­or to the begin­ning of Lent the fol­low­ing day (Ash Wed­nes­day).  Fr Jeff is the pan­cake maker for this spe­cial occa­sion.  Please come, and though not neces­sary, a filling/topping for some pan­cakes would be most wel­come.  Please RSVP so that Fr Jeff knows how many pan­cakes to make.




Ash Wed­nes­day ser­vices: Wed­nes­day 22nd Feb – at 10.30am in the chapel & 7.30pm in the church.






Len­ten Study – Start­ing Wed 22nd February

Facil­it­ated by Fr Jeff using the 2023 ABM Len­ten resource “The ima­gin­ary Door­way: Stor­ies and stud­ies from the Gos­pel of Inclu­sion”.

Stud­ies to be held on Wed­nes­days after 10.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea; and Monday nights at 7.30pm online via Zoom.

Book­lets $12 each – avail­able from Com­munity Resource Centre after 9.30am ser­vice – See Stephan Gates.

Please con­tact Fr Jeff at for fur­ther inform­a­tion and the zoom link.





ABM Lent & Good Fri­day Appeal 2023

Envel­opes are avail­able n church foy­er to place on the col­lect plate Or Scan the QR code to make a dona­tion online.

You can also donate online at




Future Dates for your Diary:

Sunday 26th Feb – First Sunday in Lent — Par­ish Coun­cil meets.

Sunday 5th March – Par­ish Annu­al Gen­er­al Meeting.

Sat­urday 11th March – Cinema Para­diso – Cas­ab­lanca (1942)

Sat­urday 25th March – NSW State Elec­tion in St Luke’s Hall, BBQ & Cake Stall.

Sunday 26th March – The Annun­ci­ation to the Blessed Vir­gin Mary.

Sunday 2nd April — Palm Sunday at 9.30 am with Procession.

Thurs 6th April — Maun­dy Thursday at 7.30 pm.

Fri 7th April — Good Fri­day at 9.30am and 12pm Sta­tions of the Cross.

Sun 9th April — East­er Day at 9.30 am.



Thursday 23rd Feb – NSW Elec­tion Can­did­ate For­um for NEWTOWN 

Held at All Saints Anglic­an Church, Peter­sham at 7pm

Jenny Long MP (The Greens) and Dav­id Heth­er­ing­ton (Labor) are con­firmed can­did­ates attending.

The for­um will be livestreamed at

If you do not live in the New­town elect­or­ate, you can find events for many oth­er elect­or­ates at



Sunday 5th March – Par­ish Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing:

Will be held in the church after 9.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea.

If you are an office bear­er, would you please sub­mit your report/s to the Par­ish Office via email, by Sunday 19th Feb­ru­ary,

as the col­lated final edi­tion should be in the hands of parish­ion­ers the week pri­or to the AGM, Sunday 26 February.


Sat­urday 11 March — Cinema Para­diso:  Cas­ab­lanca (1942)

RSVP:  con­tact Brett by 5 March 2023

3.30pm to 6.05pm; 4.45pm Inter­val with French wine and cheese (20 minutes).

The film is fam­ous for its lead char­ac­ters, mem­or­able lines, and per­vas­ive theme song.  Accord­ing to Wiki­pe­dia, it con­sist­ently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in his­tory.  In 1989, the United States Lib­rary of Con­gress selec­ted the film as one of the first to be pre­served for being “cul­tur­ally, his­tor­ic­ally, or aes­thet­ic­ally significant”.



Sat­urday 25th March – NSW State Elections:

The Elect­or­al Office is hir­ing our hall from 3 p.m. Fri­day 24th to mid­night on 25th March.  This will be a good oppor­tun­ity for us to hold a saus­age sizzle and pos­sibly a cake stall.  It will also bene­fit our Op Shop.  More news later about times and what you might be able to help with.  Watch this space!



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


Food for our worms – Leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off dur­ing the week.  (N.B. — No dairy, cit­rus, onions or meat & No strings on teabags please).  Worm cast­ings are avail­able.  See 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: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Fabi­an LoSchiavo.

Monday: Mandy Tib­bey & Geoff Lind­say; and Evelyn Maack.

Tues­day: Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; and Jen­nifer McGovern.

Wed­nes­day: John M.; Jo Middleton; and Ron­ald Naidu.

Thursday: Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; and Pau­line Newell.

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

Sat­urday: Almighty God, we pray for those in Tur­key and Syr­ia who are suf­fer­ing fol­low­ing the dev­ast­at­ing earth­quake this week. We pray for heal­ing and good med­ic­al care for those who have been injured. For those who have lost homes and pos­ses­sions, please meet their daily needs for food, clean water and shel­ter and com­fort those who mourn the loss of loved ones.  And bless all who are on the ground help­ing those impacted.  Amen

Pray­ers for the sick: Fr Philip Brad­ford; Janet Walms­ley; Tony Brown­low; Pau­line Newell; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Val Thomas; Maria & Trish; Kev­in Tib­bey; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phil­lips; Peter Cinelli; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; Raf Forents; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Peter Crook; James Baker; and Broth­er Donald.



Recently Depar­ted: John Pahali



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Ivy Lawson; Eric Juer­gens; Edgar Fish­er; Mar­garet Turn­bull; and Kath­leen Rushton.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  20th: Wil­li­am Grant Broughton, first Bish­op of Aus­trali­an (d. 1853); and 23rd: Polycarp, Bish­op of Smyrna, mar­tyr (d. c. 155).



Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; 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; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Singla Pal­lav; and Jen­nifer McGovern.



Read­ings for Next Sunday: First Sunday in Lent

First Read­ing: Gen­es­is 2.15–17; 3.1–7                 Psalms: 32

Second Read­ing: Romans 5.12–21                      Gos­pel: Mat­thew 4.1–11