Groups

Adults

ST LUKE'S WALKERS

For anyone who is interested in some good wholesome exercise in good company, we have put together a programme of walks. Generally taking place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings of each month at 10am, the walks are around 5-7 miles long and are located in the local area around Southampton, the New Forest, Winchester, Meon Valley and Portsmouth Harbour.

The walks are regularly attended by over a dozen people. You don’t need to be a member of the congregation at St Luke’s to join in.

Check the notice boards for details of the next walks planned.

If you would like to get in touch, please contact the following people:
Janet Compton, Rosie Adams and Chris Duff. If you do not have their details, please use the contact form to get in touch with the Leadership Team.

WOMEN'S MEETING

Do you want to attend some inspirational and thought-provoking talks and activities?

Join our group of women at church at 7:15pm for tea and coffee followed by the talk and discussion. Please see the calendar for the date of our next meeting.

We have had: a guest GP speak on mental health, older persons’ luncheon groups, testimonies, quizzes, and a Christmas meal.

MEN'S GRUB CLUB

Join our popular gathering for a hearty meal at the local pub – the Shamblehurst Barn.

Starting at 7pm on a Thursday evening, come and enjoy some food, drink and great company!

Feel free to pitch up on the day, but it helps us book enough tables if you let David Snuggs know you’re coming in advance. If you don’t have his contact details, please message the Leadership Team using the contact form.

ISRAELI DANCING

The music is wonderful, the steps quite easy and you do not need a partner. It is open to any age or gender. The origins of the dance are explained and the meaning of the Hebrew songs are explained. It is an evening of worship, fun, fellowship and great exercise.

It takes place in the main worship area of St Luke’s church.

Please consult the calendar for the date of the next dance.

SMALL GROUPS

Becoming part of a small, 4-5 person group is a great way to explore faith in a friendly, prayerful and more intimate setting. Small groups provide fellowship, teaching and pastoral care. Each small group leader chooses material that is best suited to their group. We often set Lent Courses and have joined with another church in the past.

If you are interested and want to know more, feel free to submit an enquiry via the contact form to the small groups team.

Please consult the monthly news sheet for details of dates and timings.

PRAYER GROUP

We meet every Tuesday in the Church to pray for the church, the local community and the world.

Join us at 7pm for an hour. See the calendar for details of the next group meetings.

HOPEWEAVERS

A community of friends who want to seek God together through stillness and silence, conversation and food, sharing the ups and downs of life wherever we are called to live. Anyone is welcome regardless of faith, beliefs or circumstances. We meet with others from different churches, alongside those not currently in a church or expressing a particular belief.

BOOK CLUB

A social and supportive group for church members and others that meets monthly. Over the years we have enjoyed many interesting and stimulating discussions, sometimes opening up areas of our faith.

ENCOUNTER

Afternoon tea for anyone free on a Wednesday afternoon.

A friendly and welcoming place where you will find company over a cup tea, coffee and cake. The tables are laid with tablecloths and flowers and the drinks are served in china cups. Come, chat and make new friends!

Please see the calendar for the next Encounter meeting.

Youth

YOUTH CAFÉ

Are you hungry? Curious about faith?

Join our really popular fellowship and food themed café for local secondary school students. Approximately 160 schoolchildren come for free food and a chat.

Drop by Youth Café in the Coffee Room between 3 – 4pm on Thursday during term time.

See the calendar for more details.

JUNCTION 7

At Junction 7 we are all about family, fun and friendship. It is about learning about God in a way that no one else can teach you! We have talks about weird and wonderful topics. God only knows the answers to our questions but we try and answer them as a group. Helping others is what we do. Chatting, chilling and eating food is what we do.

We meet between 6.30 – 8pm at church on the 4th Sunday of each month (except for December). The next meetings are on October 24th, November 28th and (Saturday) December 18th.

All secondary age students are very welcome for fellowship, fun and food.

Send the Children & Youth Team a message for more information or speak to one of the Leadership Team.

Children

SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN'S GROUP

In most Sunday services, there is a Children’s Group where the stories in the Bible are brought to life with imagination, fun and creativity.

We aim to give children an understanding of Jesus and to help them develop their own personal relationship with God. Children also play an active part in the all-age service (“All In Worship”) each month.

OPEN THE BOOK

School is a great place to learn about the Christian faith.

Our Open the Book team put on school assembly dramas at two primary schools in the Parish bimonthly. We use the storyteller Bible Society Open the Book programme to act out Bible stories, complete with costumes and props. We encourage the children to participate.

Toddlers & Babies

MINNOWS PLAYGROUP

For parents, carers and under 5s for play and crafts. There’s a healthy snack for the children and a hot drink and cake for the adults!

Minnows is held in the worship area of St Luke’s, meeting term time.

There is a small charge of £1 per family which covers the cost of refreshments and craft materials.

See the calendar for the date of the next Minnows Playgroup.

To keep up to date with the latest information, 
join the Facebook Minnows Toddler Group.

MUSIC BUGS CAFE

Happening on Tuesday mornings in term time in the Coffee Room, this is an activity for parents and carers of pre-school children who attend Music Bugs. 

It is a time to relax, for children to play and meet others over coffee (and often cake)!

CRÈCHE

Weekly supervised crèche during Sunday morning 10am services.

See the calendar for details of the next service.