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

Notices_Sunday 5th May — Sixth Sunday of Easter


We wel­come vis­it­ors with us today espe­cially fam­il­ies who are join­ing us for the ded­ic­a­tion of the two garden seats in memory of two very spe­cial people: Fabi­an Lo Schiavo and Rose­mary Brad­ford.  Fabi­an and Rose­mary had these attrib­utes in com­mon: com­pas­sion for all; justice for all; a friend to all, a love of music and a liv­ing faith.  May they rest in peace.
Straight after the ser­vice we will pro­cess out to the car­park for the ded­ic­a­tion of the Garden Seats in Memory of Rose­mary and Fabi­an.   Morn­ing tea will be served fol­low­ing the ded­ic­a­tion, in the hall or weath­er per­mit­ting, outside.



The flowers in the church today are donated by Fr Philip in lov­ing memory of his wife, Rosemary.



Tonight:  5pm Spir­it of Taize Service.




Happy Birth­day to: Michelle Park­er; Lous­ia Sil­ver­man; Fr Philip Brad­ford; Susan Reddy; Joyce Grant; Richard Hagen; and Alex­an­der Chiew.



The war­dens and par­ish coun­cil are seek­ing a Vol­un­tary Hall Hire Admin­is­trat­or.  This needs to be someone fairly loc­al with a vehicle.  This vol­un­tary pos­i­tion includes per­son­ally show­ing poten­tial hall hirers the facil­it­ies, sup­ply­ing a con­tract with the rel­ev­ant details (tem­plate avail­able), pla­cing the book­ing into the church/hall events cal­en­dar, check­ing with the treas­urer that the book­ing fee and key depos­it have been paid (pri­or to the event), pro­vi­sion of a hall key or the key safe code pri­or to the event and per­son­ally check­ing the hall etc after each event to allow the depos­it to be returned (only if the premises left clean and tidy) and mak­ing sure the key has been returned.  It would also require the fol­low­ing up of reg­u­lar hall hirers to ensure pay­ment is made and premises is left clean after each event.

Stu­art Grigg and Stu­art Veitch, our pre­vi­ous hall hire admin­is­trat­ors have been doing it for many years and we thank them sin­cerely for their com­mit­ment and con­tri­bu­tion to the par­ish.  Our hall hirers’ dona­tions bring in quite a bit of rev­en­ue for the par­ish and we are grateful!

If you would like fur­ther inform­a­tion or to volun­teer for this pos­i­tion, please speak to one of the war­dens or to Stu­art Veitch.


The Par­ish Coun­cil is look­ing for volun­teers to form a Christ­mas Mar­ket Com­mit­tee 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.  Once we have a suf­fi­cient num­ber we will con­vene a meeting.


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


Thursday 9th May at 6 pm — Ascen­sion Day Cel­eb­ra­tion at CCSL:  The Par­ish of Christ Church St Laurence (812 George St, Hay­mar­ket) extends an invit­a­tion to their Ascen­sion Day Cel­eb­ra­tion Euchar­ist.  No RSVP required.  All welcome.



Fri­day 10th May from 5.30pm– Week of Pray­er for Chris­ti­an Unity — Ser­vice and Fun­drais­ing Dinner:

We would like to have a table from St Luke’s Enmore and join folk from the oth­er churches.

Greek Ortho­dox Cathed­ral in Red­fern at 5.30pm, fol­lowed by a fun­drais­ing din­ner at 6.45pm in their adja­cent hall.

Tick­ets are $70 and include a three-course din­ner, includ­ing drinks and some entertainment.

It is also the 100th Anniversary of the Greek Ortho­dox Arch­diocese in Aus­tralia, so we will cel­eb­rate with them.

You can pur­chase a tick­et from Mandy Tib­bey after the service.



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.

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



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



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.



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: Susan Hill, Janet Broady, & Alex; Noel Jeffs; and Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar.

Monday: Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; Lea McNeil & Don­ald Thomas.

Tues­day: Evelyn Maack; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John M.; & Jo Middleton.

Wed­nes­day: Ron­ald Naidu; and Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan.

Thursday: Fran Neilson; and Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Intapan.

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; Don­ald Thomas; 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; Jason & Di God­dard; Peter von Wran­gell; Mal­colm Hughes; Delia Bone; Judith Beveridge; and Michael Aiken.



Recently Depar­ted: Cyn­thia Neilson (Fran Neilson’s Moth­er); and Br Leo Anthony.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Rose­mary Brad­ford; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Ada Har­ris; Murtle Blatch; Helen Hack; and Allan Peime.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 14th: Mat­thi­as, Apostle and Martyr.



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.



Read­ings for Next Sunday – Sunday after Ascension

First Read­ing: Acts 1.15–26                    Psalm:1

Second Read­ing: 1 John 5.9–13              Gos­pel: John 17.6–19