Gloucester Avenue, Moulsham Lodge, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DT
Vicar: Revd Gemma Fraser | Website Administrator: Lucy Bubb

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St Luke’s, sharing our news and celebrations with you.

This page compliments our Calendar and helps us rejoice our activities with all.


Our calendar is packed! We try and fit in a huge range of worship and other community activities, to totally embrace God’s unconditional love for us all. We’ll share and up-date you with all our main news on this page... so watch out for changes... we’ll be adding to it frequently!


LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Outside and inside of St Luke’s Church, you will find plenty of notices detailing the wealth of activities on offer. We intend to keep you abreast of the most recent on this page, so hope you enjoy reading!

Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.

Proverbs 15:30


31st August 2017 - Licensing Service for Revd Gemma Fraser


Today we finally accepted Revd Gemma Fraser into her ministry, at the Moulsham churches, namely Moulsham St Luke's and Moulsham St John's.


Revd Gemma enjoyed her service with a full congregation and cakes and refreshments followed after the service.


We all take delight in extending a warm welcome to her and she commences her missionary.


21st May 2017 - Big Brekkie for Christian Aid


On 21st May, St Luke's held a 'Big Brekkie' to raise money during the 60th anniversary of Christian Aid week.


There was much fellowship and laughter - and eggs n bacon!


We raised over £200. Afterwards we joined St John's for their All Age Communion, which also focused on the work of Christian Aid. 


Lent 2017 - Chelmsford Community Transport


During Lent, St Luke's will be supporting and giving to Chelmsford Community Transport (CCT), who provide a door-to-door transport service for those who find it difficult to use public transport.


St Luke's are supporting this local charity as we work within the community to reduce social isolation and loneliness.  During our morning worship service on Sunday 12th March, Clare Dade from CCT will be telling us more about their work and explain the impact on the lives of those who use the service - please do come along to find out more!


From 26th February 2017 - The Glory of Jesus


Following a service led by Mike Tadman, we are warmly invited to consider the full glory of Jesus during the period of Lent.


Each Sunday, we are choosing one aspect of the glory of Jesus, by spending a few minutes each day of the week, reading the gospel verses and reflecting on them.  See what the Lord shows us by sharing our readings:  Mark 1:9-11; Mark 1:40-42; Mark 14:36; John 13:1; John 15:13-15; John 2:23-25; Mark 6:34; and John 12:1-8.


From January 2017 - Preparing to find a new Vicar


As part of our preparation to find a successor to Revd Canon Carol, we are busy trying to complete a Parish Profile, which will provide applicants with a sense of our community , our Church, and our aspirations.  As this is a joint appointment, we will ultimately be merging our profile with one prepared for St John's Moulsham.  We are currently seeking the ideas and views of the congregation, uniformed groups, hall users and others in our community.  We are asking for thoughts centred on these 3 questions:  1) What sort of St Luke's would you like to see in 3 - 5 years?; 2) What is it about St Luke's and Moulsham Lodge and Tile Kiln that you think could appeal to a new priest?; and 3) What particular qualities would you seek in a new priest?


Saturday September 10th 2016 - Ride and Stride for Churches


An opportunity to greet sponsored cycle Riders and Striders in St Luke’s, with a warm smile and some refreshment.


Could you spare an hour or more to cover a session between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm?


Please see sign up sheet in church and add your name, if you can help with this worthy cause. Thank you, Elaine Law.  



Wednesday 1st June to Wednesday 6th July 2016 - Is There More to Life Than This?


Is there really more to life than this?  Have you things you want to know about Christianity, but too afraid to ask? Things you want to know, but don't know who to ask?


Come along for coffee and cake at St Luke's Church (address at the bottom of this page) and bring all of your questions.


We'll be here to greet you, Wednesday nights, 8.00pm - 9.30pm, for six weeks. Why not come along - we'd love to see you - and entry is FREE!.


Saturday 18th April 2015 - Drop in and Enjoy!


Spring is here, so we invite everyone, especially young families, to come and join us for crafts, homemade bakes... and making a special guest appearance... small animal cuddle corner!


We're open 10.00am to 12.00pm, so come on and drop in and enjoy the arrival of spring and meet others during this happy time!


Click here to see the event poster.


14th February 2015 - Brunch for Everyone!


Following our Christmas Crafts & Bakes morning, we warmly invite young and old to come for brunch on Saturday 14th February, between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.


Enjoy bacon butties, BLT, sausages and various other treats, while meeting new people.


Plenty of activities will be available for children, so bring them along!


December and January - Christmas Services and Events


29th November 2014 - Christmas Crafts and Bakes


We saw many folk enjoying Christmas crafts and bakes. People of all ages came and enjoyed making Christmas decorations - small foam trees, baubles, glittery pipe cleaner stars - and relishing coffee with homemade cakes, mince pies, sausage rolls and biscuits. A good time was had by all, ahead of the Christmas rush.


23rd November 2014 - 4th Sunday Service - Theme “Anticipating Advent”


At the 4th Sunday service on 26th October the question was asked, “What's special about the Bible?” Many people who own a Bible brought it. All shapes and sizes were on display including a beautiful picture Bible that was a Christening gift and a large, leather bound family Bible over 100 years old.


People were invited to give 20p towards a much-needed Bible for someone in Cuba. It is illegal for Bibles to be printed in the Communist country of Cuba, though Bibles are allowed into the country. Very many Christians in Cuba long to have their own Bibles, which have to be printed in Korea and shipped into Cuba. They are, then, distributed fairly by the Bible Society. The cost of each Bible is £4. In response £21.40 was raised and has been sent to the Bible Society. So, how many Bibles will this help to provide? Huge thanks to all who have contributed!



19th October 2014 - Blessing of the Clock

 

Our blessing of the clock, donated by Jacqui Wright and Clive Desborough, in memory of their parents, Rodney Desborough (who died on 28th June 1971) and Sheila Desborough (who died on 17th July 2013).

 

Rodney served at St Luke's as Treasurer for many years and Sheila served in a whole host of ways, and whose contribution to the life of the church and its witness to the community, is remembered with fondness.

 

The clock and the plaque beneath it bear testimony to the gift of time, and to the church's thanksgiving to the Desborough family for the time they dedicated to the life of St Luke's.

 

The blessing of the clock took place as part of St Luke's Patronal Festival and was led by Bishop John.



26th February 2017 - “4th Sundays” - feel free to come along


The “4th Sundays” service starts at 10.00 am on the 4th Sunday of each month, with our next service being 26th February 2017, with a theme of 'The Glory of Jesus'.  This service lasts about 40 minutes and is followed by refreshments.  The aim of “4th Sunday” is for people who just have a desire to explore Christian truth, and is suitable for adults and children of all ages.


During the service, there are opportunities to pray, sing, think about an aspect of Christian truth and participate in a fun activity or quiz of some kind.  No previous experience is needed!  You are warmly invited to come along and give “4th Sunday” a try.  See the Calendar for other dates.



28th September 2016 - Harvest Festival Thanksgiving


At St Luke's Harvest celebrations people of all ages had the opportunity to thank God for the variety and quantity of good food we enjoy. There were opportunities, too, for bringing gifts to help people who are in need and to offer prayers for them.


The gifts of dried, tinned and packaged goods enabled ten large shopping bags of produce to be given to CHESS (Chelmsford Churches' Homeless Emergency Support Shelter). This will help to provide hot, nutritious meals for the homeless people in our city.


Monetary gifts amounting to £766.26 will help to equip the new dispensary in Kiriribu in Kenya. Huge thanks to all who have contributed!