Since the news, the Leadership team and Circuit staff have been in conversation as to how we can be a church in a new way, by offering worship resources and providing appropriate pastoral care.
This coming Sunday, we are opening the church for prayer however, I am aware there are people that need to self isolate and so to help pleas click on Circuit Service for details of a live streaming of a circuit Service this Sunday. As we move forward for each Sunday the plan is to send out worship resources via email each week. Each Week I will be inviting Hartlip, Third Ave & St Luke’s to contribute to this, the hope is that we can support each other and provide a varied amount of material which we will spiritually sustain us during this time.
Equally, during this period of great uncertainty in the life of the church, I have already received messages of concern with respect to the financial impact on St Luke’s. Simply, the Church relies on regular giving each Sunday to sustain its ministry and commitment to Circuit. As this will not be possible, we graciously ask that you continue the discipline of putting your offertory aside each week and then simply bring this all along when St Luke’s begins worship services again. If it is easier you may wish to set up a standing order. If you would like to do this please speak to Angie Rastall or Ian Smith who will provide the necessary information. Thank you for your understanding.
Finally, the Bible tells us, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
In the midst of these difficult circumstances, I pray that you will all sense God’s peace
You’ve heard it said Some things change, Some things stay the same. Here at Friston House some things have changed. We are following Government Guide lines and have cancelled all non-essential visits.
And yet some things stay the same. As for our residents, they are still receiving the standard of excellence in care that Friston House is known for.
Our kitchen staff continue to prepare delicious and nutritious meals. Our Housekeepers and Domestic Staff maintain their standard of cleanliness and pay special attention to areas which raise concern, e.g Door handles, all surfaces and light switches.
The Activities team present three different Activities every day. We do however, miss our regular entertainers and other presenters.
And last but not least, our hats are off to our dedicated team of carers and nurses who are on duty every day – making sure that your loved ones are given the best of care. Under the excellent leadership of our Management Team, you can rest assured knowing that your loved ones are in our very capable hands.
We are looking forward to the time when we can once again open our doors welcome you to our home for a cuppa and a chat.
Stay safe, and keep well.
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We would welcome you to worship with us on Sundays at 10.30am or to join in any of our church and community activities. Take a look at Church & Circuit Events, Monthly Notices, Quartlerly Church Magazine and above for more details or if you would like to speak to any of us, just give us a call.
We have a membership of around 50 people, of varying ages. The church is the centre for various groups within our local community. In addition to our church building we have two large function rooms for bookings and a well equipped large kitchen.
We also offer other special services which can be found by clicking on Special Services Leaflet.
To find out the church officers please click on Church Officers and Contacts above.
We hold regular Coffee Mornings - usually on the last Saturday of each month. Please feel free to drop in for a Coffee, Cake and Chat.
Our church building is situated at the junction of St Williams Way and City Way in Rochester - See map on Contacts Page.