Community Groups



City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2BQ

Telephone:  07506 765805



Community Groups


The church provides a centre for a number of community groups within our local community


St Luke's Pre-School (Rochester)


Children learn through playing, discovering, experimenting and making friends in a safe, warm, loving yet challenging environment, both indoors and out. At St Luke's we provide a fun-filled curriculum, enhancing children’s development through academic skills to music and drama, building their confidence and self-esteem. St Luke's staff are pro-active in attending courses for new and exciting ideas, all trained first-aiders and with C.R.B.’s.


We have pride in our relationships with parents, professionals and schools. We have successfully integrated many S.E.N. children with diverse needs including Autism, Speech and Language using Signalong. Our sensory garden and lunch-club has extended our provision further.


Dates and Timings

Open every day (term time only)

Mon & Tues 9.15am - 1.00pm & 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Wed - Fri 9.15 - 3pm


We hold many special events including a "Teddy Bears Picnic" every July which is open to all children outside of the group.


Who the group is open too

2-5 year olds


Contact Name and Details

Wendy Perkins


01634 819809


Click here for a prospectus

Rainbows and Brownies

Every Monday from 5.30pm to 7.15pm



for girls aged 5-7 years

Rainbows belong to the first and youngest section of the Guiding family. They usually meet once a week and take part in many activities as part of their programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw: Look, Learn, Laugh and Love. Everything a Rainbow does helps them to build self-confidence and team spirit, like singing, dancing and playing games. Crafts are also encouraged, some examples would be; decorating biscuits, making lavender bags, painting and making bookmarks.



For girls aged 7-10 years

Brownies belong to a Pack and work in small groups called Sixes. This gives each girl a group of ready-made friends to take care of her. It also makes her feel that she belongs to something special. The Brownie programme is called the Brownie Adventure. The name reflects the excitement and fun it offers each Brownie and her Leaders.They take part in indoor and outdoor activities that challenge them to do their best. Their meetings are action-packed and full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that the Brownies have suggested themselves. Brownies have fun!


Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Every Wednesday from 5pm to 8-30pm



For boys and girls aged 6-8 years

Beaver Scouts are boys and girls usually aged between six and eight years old They belong to the first and youngest section of the Scouting family. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, the emphasis is on meeting together to make friends and to take part in a variety of organised activities from team games to crafts.

You can find more about their activities by visiting their website.



For boys and girls aged 8-10.5 years

Cub Scouts belong to the second section of the scouting family and are easily recognised by their dark green uniform. Like Beavers there are a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, for which you can earn badges. Throughout the year there will also be opportunities to go camping which will mean sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.



For boys and girls aged 10.5-14 years

The Scout section builds on the skills developed in Beavers and Cubs, they are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their active programme. This helps them to find out about the world in which they live and allows them to discover their own abilities, creative talents and the importance of keeping fit. Scouts are encouraged to take part in both traditional and modern Scouting skills, from camping and survival through to abseiling and climbing. The troop meets weekly during school terms from 7.30pm to 9pm on Monday evenings in the church hall.

Singing Mamas Choir

Wednesday 10am to 11.30am at St Luke's Methodist Church Centre

A community of choirs for women of all ages and abilities with or without children.  No auditions, no judgement, just great harmony songs taught by ear.   Pre-book half-termly.  Tea and Cake include.  To book visit or contact or 0772 4466064.


River Voice Choir

Every Saturday at 10am

You are welcome to join us at any time, just contact the Chair of the choir to let us know you are coming along:

Nikki Pease - 07815 207153


Other groups that meet at St Luke’s


Medway Towns Bridge Club

Monday/Tuesday/Friday at 7.30pm


Kingfisher Singers

Every Tuesday at 8pm


Amethyst School of Dance

Every Friday between 4pm and 6pm. 

Classes are available from 3 years in ballet, tap and freestyle. For more information call 07582 361250 or email