Welcome to St. Luke's Church Cannock.
Welcome to St Luke’s Church, a place of worship which has been at the heart of life in Cannock for 900 years. Here you will find a beautiful building with a history of Christian life that has witnessed to the love of God through the ages.
- Here you will find a vibrant faith community praising and worshipping God our Father, through faith in Jesus as Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Here you will find a church of all ages committed to loving and serving God in one another and in our local community.
- Here you will find a church which treasures its traditions but which is open to new ways of worship and to what God is doing in the present.
Above all, you will find a welcoming and hospitable Christian community that will encourage you wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith.
St Luke's is a Grade II* listed building. It occupies a prime location at the heart of the Town Centre and is surrounded by well maintained grassed areas to the north and south with a good range of mature trees making a beautiful oasis in the middle of our busy town
Bishops’ Pastoral Letter July 2016
The outcome of the EU referendum has brought in its wake much uncertainty and confusion, within the economic, social and political spheres. For many in our nation, these are now anxious times and we all have a duty, as Christians and as citizens, to play our part in rising to the challenges the present moment brings.
Our Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a statement on the day after the referendum in which they called upon each one of us to “ now unite in a common task to build a generous and forward looking country” exhorting us to remain “hospitable and compassionate, builders of bridges and not barriers” .
We strongly endorse this plea and would ask every member of our churches to be mindful of three particular ways in which we can, individually and as church families, strengthen our relationships and honour one another.
1. To actively look out for those who will be feeling particularly vulnerable at this time e.g. EU citizens living among us and members of ethnic minorities, and find practical ways to show them kindness and support.
2. To be particularly aware of and sensitive to the perspectives and feelings of young people, for whom this decision will have far reaching consequences. Churches are one of the few places outside the home where inter-generational dialogue can take place in a supportive environment.
3. To look for ways of celebrating the friendship and companion links that join us with churches and communities in continental Europe (e.g. at Diocesan level with Nordkirche) and committing in the coming year to put additional energy into these.
The Archbishops’ statement was also a call to prayer, and we join with them in encouraging all who hope and trust in the living God to pray for our leaders, both present and future, and for leaders across Europe and throughout the world, during this time of dramatic change.
Let us pray too for our nation, that we may join together, in our rich diversity, and build a country that we can all be proud of. And which the rest of Europe will see as a partner and as a friend.
+Michael Ipgrave (Bishop of Lichfield) +Clive Gregory (Bishop of Wolverhampton) +Mark Rylands (Bishop of Shrewsbury) +Geoff Annas (Bishop of Stafford) +Jonathan Goodall (Bishop of Ebbsfleet, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield) Let us pray too for our nation, that we may join together, in our rich diversity, and build a country that we can all be proud of. And which the rest of Europe will see as a partner and as a friend.
+Michael Ipgrave (Bishop of Lichfield)
+Clive Gregory (Bishop of Wolverhampton)
+Mark Rylands (Bishop of Shrewsbury)
+Geoff Annas (Bishop of Stafford)
+Jonathan Goodall (Bishop of Ebbsfleet, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield)
The bishops themselves have discussed and shared differing views through the campaign: +Clive described his Remain view before the vote, while +Mark has written about his reasons to vote Leave in this week's Church Times.
1 July 2016