BRINGING GOD’S GRACE TO LIFE.
St Luke’s is a welcoming and inclusive church family which spans all ages and is characterised by integrity, warmth and good humour. Our tradition is broadly low Anglican evangelical.
St Luke’s Church lies on the south-eastern side of the lovely city of St Albans with its excellent links to London (20 minutes by train) and surrounding countryside. The parish is largely residential with some light industry. 24% of residents are of BAME ethnicity and, although St Albans is a relatively wealthy city, St Luke’s parish includes one of its three most deprived neighbourhoods.
The church building itself has a modern and inspiring interior while the contiguous parish centre is used by a wide range of groups and is a hub of community activity. We have recently enhanced our audio-visual capability significantly to enable the live broadcasting of services.
The ministry team comprises ordained and lay leaders and the church employs a parish administrator who is also PA to the vicar. More numerous than we can list, a host of church members have leadership and support roles across the entire life of St Luke’s.
We take it as read that our new vicar will be filled with the Holy Spirit and have a heart for God’s word and for teaching it to everyone – from those whose Christian faith spans the decades, to people who are seeking to know God for the first time. There are in addition specific qualities which we think will help us meet the priorities that we believe God has for St Luke’s, and enable us to grow in His service:
Our vision and priorities
Our vision for St Luke’s grew out of an earlier statement by which we still live:… to be people who Bring God’s Grace to Life by:
We believe these are the priorities for St Luke’s in the coming years:
As a lively, supportive and inclusive multi-generational church family, we have over recent years grown significantly in our appreciation of God’s grace and of our role in sharing that grace in the world. We have become more outward-looking and believe that God wants us to continue to reflect the light of His love in our parish. We believe that we need to explore new and more creative ways of mission - working as much with as for our local community.
We are a church family that values and encourages contributions from all its members and is able to have open and honest discussions while always maintaining love and respect for each other.
Application pack can be obtained from the Archdeacon of St Alban's PA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date for applications: Wednesday, 9th February 2022 at 12 noon.
Interview day: Wednesday, 16th March 2022