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

Notices_Sunday 26th February_First Sunday in Lent


Today – Par­ish Coun­cil Meets in the church after morn­ing tea.


Next Sunday 5th March Par­ish Annu­al Gen­er­al meet­ing will be held in the church after 9.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea.  Nom­in­a­tion forms are avail­able in the church foy­er and the Com­munity Resource Centre table.


Next Sunday – 6pm Spir­it of Taize ser­vice is can­celled due to hold­ing of AGM.



Len­ten Study – Wednesdays

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

Wed­nes­days after 10.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea; and Monday nights at 7.30pm online via Zoom.

There no more prin­ted books avail­able but there is a PDF copy avail­able to down­load for $5.00 at

Please con­tact Fr Jeff at for the zoom link.



Sat­urday 4 March 2023 – Quiet Day — 10.00 am to 4.15 pm

Lead­er: The Rev’d Ron­ald Hende­r­son OGS.

The church and grounds of St John’s Bal­main, Spring Street, Birch­grove.  Gath­er for cof­fee /conversation at 10 00 am.  Great­er Silence from 10.15 am until 4.15 pm.  Morn­ing and Even­ing Pray­er; the Holy Euchar­ist; two brief addresses; oppor­tun­ity for indi­vidu­al con­sulta­tion with lead­er; rest in the garden and loc­al park.

The Quiet Day is free of charge.  Par­ti­cipants are asked to bring their own packed lunches.  Tea and cof­fee provided.  All very welcome.



Thursday 9th March – NSW Elec­tion Can­did­ate For­um for NEWTOWN 

Held at All Saints Anglic­an Church, Peter­sham at 7pm ‑9pm

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

Please let Ben Gray (Seni­or Min­is­ter) know if you plan to attend via email: or Mob: 0425 257 261

The for­um will be livestreamed at

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



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.  We will be hold­ing a BBQ and a cake stall.  It will also bene­fit our OpShop.


Cas­u­al Opshop Volun­teers Required:  The OpShop needs volun­teers to work in the shop on a cas­u­al basis.  Cas­u­al volun­teers provide relief for oth­er volun­teers who are on leave or away for some reas­on.  Gen­er­ally shifts worked are 2.5 hours either in the morn­ing or after­noon – Tues­day to Sat­urday — in a very friendly and cooper­at­ive work­ing envir­on­ment.  Please see Andy Ser­afin for fur­ther information.


A par­ish week­end retreat is planned to be held after East­er in mid to late April, at The Old Mon­as­tery at Stroud.  Please let the Rect­or or War­dens know if you are inter­ested, as we need at least 6 people to go to make it worth­while.  There is only basic accom­mod­a­tion, and we take food and pre­pare our own meals.


Noel Jeff’s book of poetryWalk­ing in Stealth’ is now avail­able at Garden Lounge in South King Street.


Poetry Board update:  A poem by Noel Jeffs about Li Tim Oi has been pos­ted on the poetry board with an asso­ci­ated story about her to remind us of her up-incom­ing 80th anniversary of ordin­a­tion in 2024.



Future Dates for your Diary:

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.



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.  Please remem­ber to remove the strings from teabags.  (NB — no dairy, cit­rus, onions or meat 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: Kath­er­ine Old­field; Julie Olston & Phil­ippa; Fr Jeff & Michelle Park­er; and Ann Petersen & Rachel.

Monday: Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Intapan; and Andrew Patterson.

Tues­day: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; and John Reimer.

Wed­nes­day: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy.

Thursday: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie. Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy.

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: Stu­art Grigg; John Bowen; 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; Broth­er Don­ald; Bax­ter Min­gis-Per­kins; and Francesca LoSchiavo.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Her­bert Caines; Her­bert Wand­maker; Gor­don Thurl­ing; and Anne Casey.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 27th Feb: George Her­bert, par­ish Priest, poet (d. 1633); 1st March: Dav­id, Bish­op of Mene­via, Wales (d. 601); and 2nd March: Chad, Bish­op of Lich­field, mis­sion­ary (d. 672).


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: Second Sunday in Lent

First Read­ing: Gen­es­is 12.1–4a                  Psalms: 121

Second Read­ing: Romans 4.1–5, 13–17        Gos­pel: Mat­thew 17.1–9



ABM Lent & Good Fri­day Appeal 2023

Envel­opes are avail­able in the church foy­er to place on the col­lect plate

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