Life at St Luke's
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Run by two volunteer ladies, St Luke's Parent and Toddler Drop-In costs £1 per family each session.
St Luke's Parent and Toddler Drop-In only runs in term time.
Explorers meet to have fun, hear Bible stories and play together.
Sometimes we have been on trips, cooked cakes and biscuits, played games both in teams and as individuals, and we always finish our term with a party.
St Luke's Church Hall is a great area for running off some of that Friday evening energy and is a great start to the weekend - come and give us a try.
Explorers are children from nursery up to Year 6 (age 4 to 11).
Pathfinders is a youth group for young people in school years 7 to 11 (age 11 to 16).
We meet to discover the good news of the Christian gospel by sharing together in reaching the Bible, talking and praying, games, craft activities and fun.
Top Deck is a youth group for older young people in school years 10 and above.
We meet to discuss topics that interest or concern us, study the Bible and worship God together, as well as plenty of time for chat and food. If you think you might like to join us, speak to Sally or Michael - or one of the young people who comes!
This group of young people rehearses weekly and leads morning worship on most Sundays.
Affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music, the choir members work through the award scheme including the Dean's Award
This group rehearses weekly and leads worship on a Sunday morning around four times a year, as well as performing special works such as Stainer's Crucifixion.
It consists of about thirty members and no previous experience of choir singing is needed.
The group usually meets at 6 Lumley Road and there is around half an hour of silent prayer.
A time to pray together for guidance and wisdom for the church re-ordering and building project.
Social afternoon including Bingo, refreshments and raffle.
Also, outings for members and guests.
The Mothers' Union is a world-wide organisation which promotes the well-being of families.
We meet together for fellowship, friendship and to hear speakers on a wide variety of subjects.
Meets on the third Friday of the month at 8.00pm, usually at the Pitchside Bar at York City FC - but check before turning up on spec!
There's a theme or a topic - holy or fun or both - and there's usually beer, wine, tea and coffee to help things along as well as time just to chat and put the world to rights.
Very relaxed, all welcome.
As today, St Luke's Church in the 1980s was a rich mix of God's children - all shapes, sizes and talents. A group of stage-struck singers, dancers and actors gathered around the piano of music teacher Alison Morse, and early in 1988 they put on 'An Evening of Edwardian Entertainment' in St Luke's Church Hall. Named after Alison's house on Burton Stone Lane, the Sunnydene players were born.
Above all, Sunnydene was St Luke's Church at play, and it made a serious contribution to the life of the church family. Performing, playing, set-building, costume-making and - of course - watching and encouraging were all valued and seemed to engulf a lot of people in and around St Luke's. The madder it got, the more it brought people together and strengthened the love and friendship within God's family.
Thanks be to God for the Sunnydene Players - St Luke's Church at play - for the laughter, the friendship, the effort, the music, the family.