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Welcome to St. Luke's Church Parkstone

Whatever your age we would love to see you and welcome you on a Sunday morning or during the week...

We are a lively and friendly Christian Community committed to:                

  • Worship
  • Growth
  • Fellowship
  • Mission


Church services and Private Prayer

Thank you for visiting St Luke's website. We are delighted to announce that we can welcome  worshippers to Sunday evening services in the Church building. Please contact the Church Office 01202 717268 email or the Churchwardens 01202 773958 or 01202 730315 or message our Facebook page.

Private Prayer - Our beautiful building continues to be open for private prayer.  To manage this safely, there are two sessions during the week when you can come into the church:  Tuesdays 10am until 12 noon and Fridays 2pm until 4pm.  We look forward to seeing you. 

We continue to worship, grow in faith, share with one another and serve even if it's looking rather different just now!  In all that we are going through we can know that God is faithful and that nothing can separate us from his presence and love shown in Jesus.

At present we are continuing to meet for worship via Zoom on Sundays at 10.30 and Wednesdays at 9.30am. You are warmly invited and we would love others to join us. Do contact the churchwardens (details above) if you would like to join the service and they can organise sending you the link.  Thank you.

Our recently appointed children’s and families minister, Anna Stainer, is supporting families by sending out an excellent weekly email with activities, worksheets, games, film-clips etc.  She is also meeting up with parents and children via Zoom.

  • The Church Office operated by Christine Gilbert is now open Tuesday to Friday mornings, 01202 717268 or email:
  • Anna Stainer can be contacted at
  • Do also visit the Church of England web site for information and resources I particularly recommend the Daily Prayer and Lectio365 apps

It is wonderful to hear of the care and acts of kindness that are going on in our community, and we are so thankful for all that is happening at every level.  If you have any concerns, would like to chat with someone or feel we could assist in anyway then do please be in touch as we partner with others at this difficult time.  And keep up-to-date by reading our newssheets. Thank you.

May we know the presence of God with us at this time, and the hope, faith and love that will hold us and bring us through all the challenges we face.

With love and prayers, 
Chris Strain
Revd Canon Chris Strain  Vicar

Church of England prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus:  Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.  Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

Please see our Events and Newssheet page for the latest news and prayers or pick up a printed copy from the Church Porch.

Read a letter from the Vicar, Chris Strain  July 2020. Click Here

“St Luke’s Parkstone - a community of whole-life disciples of Jesus Christ committed to worship, growth, partnership and mission.”


New to us?

We meet every Sunday at 9am and at 10.30am with groups for around 40 children and a creche.  There is a small evening service most weeks at 6.30pm.  There are other activities  throughout the week.

We hope that this website will give you a taste of what we have to offer including upcoming events, latest news and sermons. Do explore the site and then come and see our friendly and welcoming church for yourself! 

Below are some links that you might find useful. Please also  see: About us and Contact Us