St Luke’s, Havelock North

St Luke’s, Havelock North
St Luke’s, Havelock North is a strong and self-confident parish serving one of the two wealthiest communities in Hawke’s Bay. Havelock North Village has a clear sense of community, and St Luke’s is a part of that community. It works to cater for all ages in its worship, and has an OSCAR programme for children after school. It has managed to link good modern meeting facilities to a traditional church.

Contact: St Luke’s Church, 24 Te Mata Rd, Havelock North
Email: officestlukeshn@waiapu.com  Ph 06 877-7366;
Website: www.stlukeshn.org.nz
Vicar: Reverend Bryan Carey - email: vicarstlukeshn@waiapu.com
Parish Administrator, Thea Kloppenburg - email: officestlukeshn@waiapu.com
OSCAR After School @ St Luke's, in the Lounge - Mobile: 027 4175 145   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AfterSchoolatStLukes 
After School & Holiday Programme Coordinator: Bronwyn Watkins - email: afterschoolstlukeshn@waiapu.com

Worship:
Reflects broad church tradition; most services use NZ Prayer Book but there is also an informal all-age service and 1662 Communion services (60-90min); music straddles old and new; preaching seen as parish priority.
Sunday 3rd December - 1st Advent - PEACE
8.00am  Holy Communion with Hymns
9.30am  Family Communion and KidsTime
40th Anniversary of Ordination of Women
Sunday 10th December - 2nd Advent - JOY
8.00am  Eucharist
9.30am  Children's Christmas Pageant
6.00pm  Community Carol Service hosted by St James Choir, Hereworth
Saturday 16th December - Messy Church
Sunday 17th December - 3rd Advent - LOVE
8.00am  Eucharist (BCP)
9.30am  Holy Communion (Full Choir) - Lessons and Carols
Sunday 24th December - 4th Advent - HOPE
9.30am  Sung Family Communion and KidsTime
6.00pm  Carols at the Kairakau Beach Hall
11.00pm Carols @ St Luke's
11.30pm Christmas Eve Holy Communion @ St Luke's
Christmas Day 25th December
8.00am  Holy Communion
10.00am Holy Communion & KidsTime
10.00am Holy Communion at St Stephen's (Elsthorpe)
Sunday 31st December
9.30am  Holy Communion
Monday - Friday - 8.30am  Morning Prayer
Thursday - 10.00am Eucharist
 
Sunday 7th January
9.30am  Family Communion
Sunday 14th January
9.30am  Family Communion, Baptism & KidsTime
Sunday 21st January
8.00am  Eucharist (BCP)
9.30am  Family Communion & KidzTime
Sunday 28th January
8.00am  Holy Communion (404)
9.30am  Sung Family Communion and KidsTime
Saturday 25th November
1.00pm  Ordination @ Cathedral
Sunday 26th November
8.00am  Holy Communion (404)
9.30am  Sung Family Communion and KidsTime
Monday - Friday - 8.30am  Morning Prayer starts 15 January
Thursday - 10.00am Eucharist starts 18 January

Ethos:
Common purpose and mission even though parishioners come from diverse backgrounds; parish tries to situate itself at the spiritual heart of Havelock North; largeness of parish means it’s easy to be inconspicuous but impossible to be anonymous. 
Ethnicity:
Mainly Pakeha with diverse mix of cultural and national groups; some Te Reo Maori in services.
Children/youth:
Major priority for parish. Kidstime during 9.30am main Sunday service; other programmes throughout week including pre-school music and after-school care.
Social:
Morning tea after 9.30am service each Sunday; special parish events happen throughout the year.
Training:
Range of opportunities for further study available throughout Anglican Network.
Outreach:
After-school programme every weekday of term; Holiday Programmes, Mission Guild supports local and overseas missions, particularly through Op Shop. Association of Anglican Women support mission overseas and over the fence.
Highlights:
Christmas and Easter, including 3hr service on Good Friday; St Luke’s Day; Parish Fair, Village Fiesta, All Saint's Day.
Other:
Parish covers large area and incorporates satellite church of St Stephen, Elsthorpe which offers services as well as Christmas and Easter worship; Mangakuri Chapel offers services during the year.

 

Common purpose and mission even though parishioners come from diverse backgrounds; parish tries to situate itself at spiritual heart of Havelock North; largeness of parish means it’s easy to be inconspicuous but impossible to be anonymous.