• on 16th December 2023

Worship and activities during week beginning Sunday 17 December

Throughout this week, you are invited to join us for worship and other social activities.

Sunday 17 December, 10.00am – Parish Eucharist

It is the Third Sunday of Advent and we’ll be celebrating the Eucharist at St Luke’s and St Thomas’ churches. Everyone is welcome to our services at 10.00am.

The service from St Luke’s will be livestreamed to people at home. To join the service online you can use this link to YouTube. The service will also be live on Zoom where you can join online or listen via any telephone. Download full details for joining our online service

Download order of service

Sunday 17 December – Bible Study

Following the Parish Eucharist, there will be a short break before a Bible Study begins. The study is online. Please stay on the Zoom meeting or come back at about 11.30am to take part.

Sunday 17 December, 2.00pm – Christingle

Our Christingle service is a lovely event for all the family. We’ll meet in St Thomas’ Church at 2.00pm to make our Christingles and take part in other craft activities. At 3.00pm there will be a short family service with Christmas Carols.

Sunday 17 December, 4.00pm – Christmas at St Richard’s

Everyone is invited to join in the festivities and performers are invited to bring a Christmas song, poem or spoken word piece to contribute to the occasion. As we celebrate Christmas at St Richard’s we will have seasonal snacks and treats too.

Sunday 17 December, 9.00pm – Compline

We finish our Sunday with a short service of Compline (or night prayers). We meet on Zoom where you can join online or dial in on any telephone.

Download Compline joining instructions

Download Compline order of service

Tuesday 19 December, 6.00pm – Evening Prayer

We meet in the beautiful chapel at St Richard’s Church Centre for a service of Evening Prayer at 6.00pm. The entrance to the chapel is in Sundorne Road.

Wednesday 20 December, 10.00am – Play Café

The Play Café for 0-3 year olds takes place at St Richard’s Church Centre on Wednesday’s, 10.00-11.30am. While the children play, parents and carers can chat and catch up over a cuppa.

Thursday 21 December, 10.00am – Coffee Morning

Join us from 10.00am at St Luke’s for a chance to catch up with friends and make new friends too. As well as having a chat, this is a great opportunity to look around our historic church.

Thursday 21 December, 12 noon – Holy Communion

Following the Coffee Morning, a simple midweek service of Holy Communion takes place at St Luke’s. Everyone is welcome.

There is no sermon, but there is music for reflection and prayers are said for the church, world, community and those in need. This oasis in the middle of the week may be just what you need.

Thursday 21 December, 6.00pm – Evening Prayer

We’re back in the chapel at St Richard’s Church Centre for a service of Evening Prayer at 6.00pm. The entrance to the chapel is in Sundorne Road.


Next Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the Parish Eucharist will be at 10.00am in St Luke’s and St Thomas’.

Midnight Mass is on 24 December at 11.00pm in St Luke’s and St Thomas’ Churches. And on Christmas Morning there will be a 10.00am family Eucharist in both churches.

St Luke’s Church, The Village, London, SE7 8UG

St Thomas’ Church, Woodland Terrace, SE7 8EW

St Richard’s Chapel, Sundorne Road, London, SE7 7PP

St Richard’s Church Centre, Swallowfield Road, London, SE7 7NR

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