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.
The Old School building that has stood on the site since the earlly 20th century, has been completely refurbished and now houses the Ascension Parish Office and offers further rooms for use by the community.
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 of all ages are very welcome.
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.
Morning Prayer is at 10am on Wednesday mornings is online only at present. The order of service is on the Resources page. Please contact the Parish Administrator for a Zoom invitation. This service lasts approximately 30 minutes.