Church Life


We meet to worship together every Sunday at 8am and 10am. Groups for children and young people run every week during the 10am service.

The 8am service is a said Holy Communion using traditional (BCP) format every other week.

The 10am service includes a mix of hymns and modern songs using both the organ and a band. There is an established structure of readings from the Bible, a talk and prayers. The 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month are Communion, whilst the 1st Sunday is our all age service, Sunday ONE.

There are groups during the 10am service for primary and secondary school aged children, as well as crèche facilities for parents of babies and toddlers.

Full details can be found on our Termcard

Whatever your background we can assure you of a very warm welcome.


At St Luke’s we believe God speaks to us through His word in the Bible. Teaching forms a central part of our worship each week. You can catch up on sermons that you may have missed, or get a flavour of our teaching, in the recordings below. However, we believe growing as disciples is done much better together and so think it is always best to join with the church family on Sunday morning to hear God’s word explained together.

To catch up on recent Sunday sermons please click the links below.

John’s Signs

John 2.1-11: Patrick Wheaton


John 4.43-54: Patrick Wheaton


John 5.1-18: Victoria Beevers


As a Christian church family we believe in a God who loves to hear us speak to Him, whether giving thanks, asking for forgiveness, or seeking His help. So we seek to root all our church life in prayer.

Our monthly whole church prayer meeting is called CONNECT and takes place on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm in St Luke’s Church. We also operate a Prayer Chain for emergency requests and include specific requests within our weekly intercessions.

More details can be found here about Prayer at St Luke’s


St Luke’s is a church family of all ages from under 1 year old, to approaching 100 years old. We long to see relationships fostered between everybody, in order that we might build each other up and learn about being rooted in Jesus Christ together. As a consequence, we want to see children and young people fully involved in the life of our church family.

Children and young people are involved in our worship every Sunday morning at the 10am. At Sunday ONE on the first Sunday of the month all ages worship and learn together. Every other week we all gather together for an opening song and prayers, then children and young people have their won groups. Currently we have 2 groups, one for Reception-Year4, and a second for Year 5-10. There is always a creche available if our youngest members get restless.

As the number of children and young people in our family grows we are increasing the things we do together outside of Sunday services. One of these is our summer ‘biking@stlukes’ or if you have pre-school children we would love to see you at our !Toddlers!

St John’s is our local Church of England Primary School and in partnership with Jonathan & Sarah Griffiths of Foursquare Missions, we have recently begun a Sunday afternoon group at the school, from 2-3.15pm, for the children of St John’s. If you are part of the St John’s community why not have a look at the website below to find out more.


Toddlers meets is every Friday morning during school term time from 10-11.30am, in St Luke’s Church. It is open to any parent or carer with pre-school children. Each week there is a mixture of free play, story time, craft and refreshments. Toddlers is a relaxed and welcoming environment for both children and parents/carers to relax and socialise with others.

To find out more contact Patrick our Vicar who oversees the Toddlers team, or have a look at information sheet here.


In order to be rooted in the teaching of Jesus Christ and built up as his disciples we offer regular ‘short courses’ that meet on weekday afternoons and evenings. These run for 5 or 6 weeks, and each session lasts about 1 hour 15 mins. Through a mixture of teaching, discussion and prayer we help each other understand our faith more deeply. ‘Short Courses’ might deal with a particular aspect of faith, relevant topic, or book of the Bible. They are always relaxed and informal, accessible to everyone.

Details about our next ‘short course’ can be found on our Termcard.


On the 2nd Tuesday of every month we hold a Coffee Morning or Afternoon Tea in the church building. This is a chance for conversation, company and some very fine cakes. If you have a spare half hour, or would like to linger for longer, do join us one Tuesday. We love to welcome newcomers, whether to the church family, or the local community. And alongside the refreshments are a selection of stalls offering plants, cards, books and bric-a-brac – you never know what you might find.


Everybody at St Luke’s is involved in Christian mission as we seek to live lives that are rooted in Jesus Christ and so make the good news about Him known to the world around us. As a church we also seek to partner with specific organisations and individuals through financial and prayer support. We set apart a portion of our church income for this as mission giving. You can find out more about those whom we support below.

Mike & Barbara Workman at Operation Mobilisation in Singapore –

London City Mission –

Cheltenham YMCA –

Kakunyu School, Uganda –

Liz Williams working with Wycliffe Bible Translators –

Heart for Lebanon through Tearfund –




St Luke’s is part of a team, called a benefice, along with two other churches, Cheltenham Minster & St Matthew’s. We are all located in the town centre of Cheltenham and seek to support one another in our Christian worship and witness. If you would like to find out more about Cheltenham Minster & St Matthew’s visit their website below.

The new Rector of the Benefice is Reverend Richard Coombs. He and his wife Nicola will be moving to Cheltenham in November 2018.


St Luke’s is an Anglican Church within the Diocese of Gloucester, part of the Church of England. The Diocese of Gloucester is led by Bishop Rachel. Find out more about the diocese here.