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
After School @ St Luke's, Bronwyn Watkins - email: afterschoolstlukeshn@waiapu.com

Workshop:
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, 8am and 9.30am; Evening services.
Thursday, 10am: Communion
Sunday 4th December - 2nd Advent - PEACE
8.00am Holy Communion with Hymns
9.30am Morning Prayer Service
6.00pm Community Carol Service hosted by St James Choir, Hereworth
Sunday 11th December - 3rd Advent - JOY
8.00am Eucharist
9.30am Carol Service & KidsTime
Sunday 18th December - 4th Advent - LOVE
8.00am Eucharist (BCP)
9.30am Children's Christmas Story and baptism
Saturday 24th December
6.00pm Carols at the Kairakau Beach Hall
11.00pm Carols at St Luke's
11.30pm Christmas Eve Holy Communion at St Luke's
Sunday 25th December
8.00am Holy Communion
10.00am Sung Family Communion & KidsTime
10.00am Holy Communion at St Stephen's (Elsthorpe) - Rev'd Ian Render (Assistant Regional Dean)
Monday - Friday - 8.30am  Morning Prayer
Thursday - 10.00am Eucharist (last Thursday 22nd Dec + Baptism)
Sunday 1st January
9.30am Morning Prayer and morning tea
Sunday 8th January
9.30am Holy Communion
5.00pm Compline
Sunday 15th January
8.00am Eucharist (BCP)
9.30am Family Communion
Sunday 22nd January
8.00am Eucharist
9.30am Contemporary Family Communion & KidsTime
Sunday 29th January
10.00am Combined Family Communion with baptism followed by shared lunch
Midweek Eucharist begins on Thursday 19th January 2017

Ethos:
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. 
Ethnicity:
Mainly Pakeha with diverse mix of cultural and national groups; some Te Reo in services.
Children/youth:
Major priority for parish. Kidstime during main Sunday service; other programmes throughout week including pre-school music and after-school care, iconz4girlz (14-18yrs).
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.
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 a 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.