St Luke’s Church LEP

St Luke’s is a Victorian building which has been extensively updated. It was built in 1884 to serve the rather rural area of ‘New Chesterton’, which was at that time surrounded by fields, allotments and orchards all the way out to Histon. St Luke’s continued to serve the rapidly developing area as the separate new parish of St Luke’s Chesterton. A collection of historical and personal memories of those first one hundred years can be read here. In 1982 St Luke’s Chesterton joined the neighbouring parish of St Giles’ Cambridge and the Parish of the Ascension was formed.

At the end of the 1980’s the neighbouring Victoria Road Congregational Church building was demolished, and that congregation started to use St Luke’s Church building regularly. Since 2005, the church community has been formed by the uniting of congregations from the Church of England and the United Reformed Church traditions into a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP), worshipping together.

After extensive refurbishment the Church building now comprises four community rooms in addition to the Church space. The community rooms are known as St Luke’s Church Centre.

Services & Times

Events at St Luke’s

Services at St Luke’s

The 10.30 am Communion Service uses a form of service that reflects the combined traditions of the United Reformed Church and Church of England. Children are welcome and there are children’s groups run during the service.

The first Sunday of each month is a Service of the Word ( no communion), which allows people of all ages to participate and reflect on a particular theme using a variety of liturgical styles.

Refreshments are served after the services, which last approximately an hour.

On the third Sunday of the month there is a simple evening service in the style of the Iona Community.

Weekday Services

There is a 9.30 am Communion Service held in the Lady Chapel on Wednesday mornings which uses Common Worship liturgy. This service lasts approximately 30 minutes and is followed by refreshments

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