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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


Back in the building for Church services from 27th September

Thank you for visiting St Luke's website. We are delighted to announce that we will be having morning services in our lovely building once again as follows:

  • Sundays 10.30am from 27th September. This service will also be on zoom
  • Sunday evening services in the Chancel will continue at 5pm and via zoom
  • Morning Prayer will be on Thursdays 9.30am in the Chapel from 1st October

Please note: Face masks will need to be worn at all services and people will need to socially distance.  There will be hand sanitisier available and we will need to record who is present. 

Wednesday morning worship  - this will continue via Zoom at 9.30am. Do email me (details below) if you would like to join the service and I can send you the link..

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.

Children and Young People - Our children’s and families minister, Anna Stainer, is supporting families by sending out an excellent monthly email with activities, worksheets, games, film-clips etc. Click here for a Childrens Activity Sheet.pdf

Anna is also meeting up with parents and children via Zoom. It is hoped that children's groups will re-start in church on 18th OctoberPathfinders will also hopefully start on 11th October and meet fortnightly.

  • My email is and my phone number is 01202 741030. Do feel able to contact me.
  • 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 September 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