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

Notices_Sunday 8th October 2023 — Feast of St Francis of Assisi



Tues­day 10th Octo­ber at 7.30pm — A Bible Study on St John’s Gospel:

Lead by Fr Philip.

Address: 5 Lin­coln Street, Stan­more.   Mob: 0431 655 220.

Please bring a Bible.   Sup­per will be provided.   All welcome!



Sat­urday 14th Octo­ber – Aus­trali­an Indi­gen­ous Voice Referendum: 




NEXT Sunday 15th Octo­ber – St Luke’s Patron­al Festival:

Our Guest Preach­er is to be The Ven­er­able Dr Colleen O’Reilly.

It would be won­der­ful and an encour­age­ment to us all to see the church full of parish­ion­ers, former parish­ion­ers, fam­ily and friends.

Fol­low­ing the ser­vice we will hold a shared lunch, out­doors in the church car­park — weath­er permitting.

The shared lunch is to be in our old (pre-Cov­id) style – bring a hot or cold dish, savoury or sweet to share!  Ovens and fridge are avail­able to use in the kitchen.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be very lim­ited park­ing avail­able in the church car park on Sunday 15th October. 

A ded­ic­ated drop off/pick up zone for less mobile attendees can be accessed via drive­way with exit via back gate to the laneway.

Park­ing is avail­able on Stan­more Rd or the Edge­ware Car­park (for a fee)




Sat­urday 2nd Decem­ber 2023, 9.30am – 2pm

Cake, Plant and Jam Stalls, BBQ/Sausage Sizzle, Food Stalls, Op Shop, Morn­ing Tea & more.  Please make your­self avail­able to help on the day.

More inform­a­tion later.



Dis­aster Recov­ery Volun­teers REQUIRED:

Angli­care needs many more Dis­aster Recov­ery Volun­teers for the South Sydney Region. The facts are, across the whole South Sydney region we cur­rently have just 2 act­ive volun­teers. We need 40–50.  To help reach these num­ber we need to see an Inner West Group – DR Volun­teer Team formed.

While volun­teer num­bers are strong in oth­er regions, our won­der­ful South Sydney region has room to grow.  Tem­per­at­ures are soar­ing.  El Niño has offi­cially been declared.  Bush­fire sea­son will soon be upon us and in full force.

For more inform­a­tion Scan QR Code or see



Sat 21st Oct at 6.30pm – Warden’s Din­ner “Oppor­tun­ity Knocks”

Cel­eb­rat­ing the 30th Anniversary since our OpShop first opened on Enmore Road in 1993, so we encour­age you to buy your­self an OpShop out­fit.  This does not need to be an entire outfit!!

Prizes will be awar­ded for the fol­low­ing out­fits: the quir­ki­est, 2. the most cre­at­ive, 3. best upcycle recon­struc­tion, the most expens­ive, and 5. the cheapest. Please keep your receipts for the last two categories.

Cost: $40 Adult/ $20 Con­ces­sion, Stu­dent, and OpShop Volun­teers.  No one is to be excluded because they can’t afford it.  Just ask one of the War­dens or Andy Serafin.

Price includes a 2‑course din­ner.  Please BYOG (Be aware that we sup­port the respons­ible sup­ply and use of alco­hol).  Soft drinks and water provided.  Please let us know if you have any food allergies.

Weath­er per­mit­ting, we will use the car park area at 6.30pm for pre-din­ner drinks and nibbles.  Our Cater­er will serve din­ner in the hall at 7.15pm but people are wel­come to sit outside.

This is a fun night, and we will have 80’s music. Please come and join us.  Get a table of fam­ily or friends togeth­er or book an indi­vidu­al seat.

Tick­ets will be avail­able today.  Please see Kev­in Chiew after church, or dur­ing the week see Andy in the OpShop or con­tact Jen­nifer in the Office.

Book­ings must be received by 5pm on Fri­day 13th Octo­ber for cater­ing.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be very lim­ited park­ing avail­able in the church car park on the night.  Cater­ers will need access.

A ded­ic­ated drop off/pick up zone for less mobile attendees can be accessed via drive­way with exit via back gate to the laneway.

Park­ing is avail­able on Stan­more Rd or the Edge­ware Car­park (for a fee)



Wed­nes­day 25 Octo­ber 2023 at 11am — ABM ‘A SRI LANKALUNCH

Guest Speak­er: LINA MAGALLANES (Head, Sus­tain­able Com­munit­ies Pro­gram ANGLICANS INDEVELOPMENT).

Join us in sup­port­ing this new PROJECT which is in con­junc­tion with ABM’s Part­ner – THE DIOCESE OF COLOMBA.

SRI LANKAWOMEN AND CHILDREN RESILIENCE PROJECT: * Sup­port­ing pre-school teach­ers with the cost of trav­el­ing to their school;  * Provid­ing emer­gency food (or one-off cash grant) to 160 fam­il­ies strug­gling to sur­vive with the increased cost of liv­ing;  and * Provid­ing milk/yoghurt food sup­ple­ments for 30 chil­dren 3 times a week.

Ven­ue: Christ Church St Laurence Hall, enter at 505 Pitt Street, Sydney – Oppos­ite Mur­ray coach office.  Pub­lic Trans­port = train, bus or tram stops at Rail­way square.

RSVP: ABM office: or Ph: 9264 1021.


Sat­urday 18 Novem­ber 2023 — St Luke’s Young Organ­ists Series — Recit­al (time TBC)

Organ Schol­ar Bailey Yeates, Win­ner of the Inter­me­di­ate Sec­tion of the 2023 Sydney Organ Com­pet­i­tion, per­forms works by J S Bach, Diet­rich Bux­te­hude, Aus­trali­an com­poser Graeme Koehne and oth­ers on our rare 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.

No book­ing required — Seat­ing unre­served.

Entry, Pro­gramme & Refresh­ments:  $ note dona­tion.

Dona­tions wel­come to con­trib­ute to the performer’s fees.

Enquir­ies: Kathy Drum­mond / Brett Davies.



23nd-25th Feb­ru­ary 2024 — Par­ish Retreat at the Old Mon­as­tery Stroud (Fri­day even­ing to Sunday after­noon).  We will start tak­ing names for reser­va­tions in early Decem­ber 2023.  The bed­rooms are nearly all single rooms with shared bath­rooms, and we will be self-catering.



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).



Notices for the Sunday Ser­vice book­let need to be received by Jen­nifer in the par­ish office by 10am on Thursday morn­ing.  It is best to email the details.



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.




Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

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

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

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

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

Thursday: Fran Nielsen; Pau­line Newell; and Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Intapan.

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 war torn areas, and those effected by earth­quakes, mud­slides or floods.  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: Gra­hame Sadler; Christine Thur­ley; Mar­garet Chiew; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Ruth Cham­pi­on: Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Chris­toph­er Middleton; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Joyce Grant; and Ger­ald Grant.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Peter Petersen; Har­old Heck; Angela Bell; and Ellen Faulkes.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 12th: Eliza­beth Fry, pris­on reformer, Eng­land (d. 1845).



Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Pau­line Newell; (Fr) John Hawkins; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Andy Ser­afin; Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Bar­bara Allen; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Ann Jeffs; and Noel Jeffs.




Read­ings for Next Sunday: St Luke’s Patron­al Festival.

First Read­ing: Jeremi­ah 8.22–9.3            Psalm: 145.10–18

Second Read­ing: 2 Timothy 4.9–17a       Gos­pel: Luke 10.1–9