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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


Being Church at this unusual time

Thank you for visiting St Luke's website. Whilst the church building is presently closed for worship and physical meetings are not taking place, we are learning more about what it means to be a Christian community.  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 meeting 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 email me (details below) if you would like to join the service and I can send you the link and be in contact.  Thanks.

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.

  • My email is and my phone number is 01202 741030. Do feel able to contact me.
  • You can contact our virtual office operated by Christine Gilbert (working from home) at
  • 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

Spring Harvest at Home via YouTube.  Go to:

A letter from the Vicar Chris Strain, 28th April 2020.pdf. 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