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

Notices_Sunday 19th May — Day of Pentecost


The flowers in the church today are donated by Michelle and Fr Jeff Park­er in lov­ing memory of their moth­ers, Dawn Sparkes & Vera Parker.



TODAY: Par­ish Coun­cil meets after the ser­vice and morn­ing tea.



New Digit­al SignWe hope that you have all noticed that our digit­al sign is now work­ing as a Power­Point dis­play.  The mes­sages dis­played will be changed over time to reflect Par­ish ser­vice times, events and notices. Thank you to Tiffany, Kev­in and Nich­olas, and to Andrew Reddy for this great new sign! Please take time to look dur­ing morn­ing tea; how­ever, it is at night that it really is amazing!



The war­dens and par­ish coun­cil are seek­ing a Vol­un­tary Hall Hire Admin­is­trat­or.  This needs to be someone fairly loc­al with a vehicle.   If you would like fur­ther inform­a­tion or to volun­teer for this pos­i­tion, please speak to one of the war­dens or to Stu­art Veitch.



St James Insti­tute 2024 Pro­gramme inform­a­tion pamph­lets avail­able on the Com­munity Resource Centre Table.



7.30 pm — Tues­day Night Bible Study at Fr Philip’s home, 5 Lin­coln St., Stan­more.  All wel­come.  The study for this term is The Acts of the Apostles.  Please bring a bible.



Wed­nes­day 22nd May – The Sixth Shar­wood Lec­ture:      The Sixth Robin Shar­wood Lec­ture will can­vass where there have been appar­ent col­li­sions between anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion law and church law and prac­tice (for example, on women and LGBTQI issues), wheth­er there needs to be a col­li­sion, what the lim­its of anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion law are as it inter­acts with church law and affects churches and where our val­ues may sug­gest that we sup­port anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion law.  The guest speak­er will be Mandy Tibbey.

Time: 7.15pm (pre­ceded by Even­song at 6.15pm)

Ven­ue: St James’ Church, King Street, Sydney NSW 2000

RSVP: By 5pm, Wed­nes­day 10 May 2024

Enquir­ies: St James’ Insti­tute | | 02 8227 1300



Sat­urday 25th May — CCSL Day of Pray­er for Voca­tions:   A Day of Pray­er for Voca­tions, Mis­sion and Min­istry in the Church will be held at Christ Church St Laurence from 8am to 5.30pm on Ember Sat­urday.  You are invited to attend for all or part of the day.  There will be three short addresses by Fr Daniel Dries — 9am Lay Voca­tion, Mis­sion and Min­istry of the People of God; 12 noon Voca­tion to the Con­sec­rated Life (Monastic/Religious); 3pm Voca­tion to the Ordained Min­istry (Diaconate/ Priest­hood).  Please bring your own lunch.  Morn­ing and after­noon tea will be provided.  For fur­ther details please con­tact the CCSL par­ish office or 9211 0560.



NEXT Sunday 26th May — Christ­mas Mar­ket Com­mit­tee meet­ing:  After morn­ing tea, the com­mit­tee will meet to over­see the plan­ning and oper­a­tion of the Mar­ket this year.  If this is some­thing you would like to be involved with, please see the War­dens or Andy Serafin.



Sunday 14th July at 6.30pm — Oxford Move­ment Even­song:   The Par­ish of Christ Church St Laurence (812 George St, Hay­mar­ket) extends an invit­a­tion to Fest­iv­al Even­song, Pro­ces­sion and Bene­dic­tion. This ser­vice will com­mem­or­ate Oxford Move­ment Sunday, giv­ing thanks for the litur­gic­al tra­di­tion with­in Anglic­an­ism. The ser­vice will be fol­lowed by light refresh­ments. No RSVP required. All welcome.




East­er Appeal 2024

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

You can also donate online at



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.



Food for our worms – Leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off dur­ing the week.  Please remem­ber to remove the strings from your teabags.  (N.B. — no dairy, cit­rus, onions or meat).




Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler; Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes.

Monday: Louisa Sil­ver­man; Laurel & Ray Som­mer; and Kar­lene Thompson.

Tues­day: Christine Thur­ley, Troy and Fam­ily; and Janet Walmsley.

Wed­nes­day: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; and Noël Waugh.

Thursday: Janet Wid­mer & Cliff; and (Bp) Ron & Katie Williams.

Fri­day: We pray for pas­tor­al care min­istry teams at Hos­pit­als and all those who are min­istered to.

Sat­urday: Almighty God, we pray for those in areas of con­flict.  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 help­ing those impacted.  Amen.



Pray­ers for the sick: Joyce Grant; Michelle Park­er; James Ray­mond; Louisa Sil­ver­man; John Bowen (Priest); Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Ruth Dodd; Helen Woell­ner; Douglas Sey­mour; Dav­id Brad­ford; Evelyn de Zoysa; Douglas John­ston; Susie Brooks; Sarah & Mari­on; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Peter von Wran­gell; Mal­colm Hughes; Delia Bone; Judith Beveridge; Michael Aiken; (Dr) Tre­vor Smith; and Kar­en & Neil Ward.



Recently Depar­ted: Mari­anna Prsa.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Dawn Sparkes; Vera Park­er; Eliza­beth Stew­art; Louis Roberts; Wil­li­am Doyle; Rhoda Palmer-Gib­son; Fre­drick Crowth­er; Clive Turn­bull; Neville Arm­strong; Patrick Sadler; Freda Fer­guson; Ann Dav­is; & Peter Edgely.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 24th: John (d. 1791) & Charles (d.1788) Wes­ley, evan­gel­ists; and 25th: Bede of Jar­row, Priest & teach­er (d. 735).



Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: John Bunyan (Priest); Mar­garet Chiew; Ger­ald Grant; Bar­bara Ray­mond; Janet Walms­ley; Simone Crowth­er; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Andy Ser­afin; Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Bar­bara Allen; Marissa & Meg Maack, Jude, Isla, & Al Don­nell; Ann Jeffs; and Noel Jeffs.



Comming Soon.….

From Fr. Jeff.    On a future Sunday morn­ing ser­vice, date to be determ­ined, there will be a heal­ing ser­vice at St Lukes.  There is a beau­ti­ful heal­ing ser­vice in A Pray­er Book for Aus­tralia, and I will adapt it for Sunday use.   Although heal­ing pray­ers are offered each Wed­nes­day, most of our con­greg­a­tion rarely come on that day.

At this pro­posed ser­vice, heal­ing pray­ers will be offered for any and all who would like them.  Heal­ing pray­ers for phys­ic­al, emo­tion­al, spir­itu­al, and habitu­al issues for which God’s heal­ing love brings much com­fort and, yes, heal­ing.  It might also be a ser­vice to which we could invite those loved ones who might bene­fit.  So watch this space for more details.



Read­ings for Next Sunday – Trin­ity Sunday

First Read­ing: Isai­ah 6.1–8                     Psalm:29

Second Read­ing: Romans 8.12–17          Gos­pel: John 3.1–17