Our Church

The Community of St Luke is a forward-looking community dedicated to spirituality, social justice, and openness. Our gatherings on Sundays take place in a historic Presbyterian church, featuring an enriching blend of music, contemporary hymns, poetry, and introspection. Our diverse expressions of the divine embrace various perspectives and avoid gender bias. We extend a warm invitation to all, regardless of faith or orientation, to share our space for ceremonies and occasions.

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Experience our Church

The 9.30am Sunday Service

A first time visitor to St Luke's recently commented “At last, a church where I don’t have to turn my brain off at the door,” Another said “This is a place where my spiritual journey and my questioning are respected.”

This service offers a unique blend of high-quality organ music and hymns, with the latter reflecting both a New Zealand and inclusive language bias. There is a printed order of service with prayers from a variety of sources, including Celtic. There is often meditative music.

This service offers the space, in the company of others, to reflect, participate, and commit to helping make our world a loving, more just, place. It’s evocative rather than prescriptive.

St Lukes can be a place where people who have walked away from church in the past, can reconnect, and a place for those who are wondering whether Christianity is for them. While largely Presbyterian in ethos, people from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions find their needs met here. The sermons are recorded on our You Tube channel here, and are available in a printed format here.

Midweek Communion

Each week a small group of people meet to share thoughts, pray for others, and break bread together. It is relaxed, communal, and caring.

Activities Room - Wednesdays, 12.30 pm –1.30 pm from February to December.

Centering Prayer

In the meditative Christian tradition, this is a still, silent, simple hour of profound meditation held in the church or centre. All are welcome: those of any faith or spiritual tradition, or none.

First Friday of each month. $5.00. Time: 10.30am to 11.30am.

To Learn More: go to our Get Involved page and select 'More Information'.

About Us

Find out more about us, our history and progressive spirituality here.
The complete history of the Community of St Luke is contained in a new book details here.

Experience our Church

THE 9.30 SUNDAY SERVICE
A first time visitor to St Luke's recently commented “At last, a church where I don’t have to turn my brain off at the door,” Another said “This is a place  where my spiritual journey and my questioning are respected.”

This service offers a unique blend of high-quality organ music and hymns, with the latter reflecting both a New Zealand and inclusive language bias.  There is a printed order of service with prayers from a variety of sources, including Celtic.  There is often meditative music.   

This service offers the space, in the company of others, to reflect, participate, and commit to helping make our world a loving, more just, place.  It’s evocative rather than prescriptive.

St Lukes can be a place where people who have walked away from church in the past, can reconnect, and a place for those who are wondering whether Christianity is for them. While largely Presbyterian in ethos, people from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions find their needs met here. The sermons are recorded on our You Tube channel here , and are available in a printed format here.  Orders of Service are available here.

MIDWEEK COMMUNION
Each week a small group of people meet to share thoughts, pray for others, and break bread together.  It is relaxed, communal, and caring. 
It is held on Wednesdays, 12.30pm –1.30pm

CENTERING PRAYER
In the meditative Christian tradition, this is a still, silent, simple hour of profound meditation held  in the church or centre. All are welcome: those of any faith or spiritual tradition, or none. First Friday of each month.
Time: 10.30am to 11.30am Contact: Liz Wilson 021 352 549 to learn more.

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Our Progressive Values and history

At the Community of St Luke, our foundation lies in the values of compassion, justice, and inclusivity. Our diverse congregation embodies these values, forming a welcoming and supportive community. We celebrate the beauty of individual experiences and perspectives while embracing a shared commitment to social justice and hospitality.

Writings and Reflections – sermons, poetry, prayers, and more

Celebrating Love: Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms

Love knows no boundaries, and at the Community of St Luke, we embrace and celebrate the union of all loving couples. Our inclusive premises are open to anyone seeking a welcoming space for their wedding ceremony or other significant rites of life. Whether you're part of our faith community or not, we offer support and guidance to make your special day truly memorable.

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Hymns and Harmonies

Learn about our Choir or one of the many other musical groups that call St Luke's home.

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Music & Choirs

Our vision for music at the Community of St Luke is to inspire and nurture the Auckland community, to draw in others and to make the church a well-used and vibrant concert venue for a wide range of music. St Luke’s offers choirs and other music groups the opportunity to make the venue their musical home for the year or for just one concert. Below are some of the choirs and music groups that perform at St Luke’s.

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Embracing and Uplifting Hearts: Our Pastoral Care and Support

At the Community of St Luke, we believe in nurturing and supporting each other through life's ups and downs. Our pastoral care team offers a compassionate and listening ear to those seeking guidance or facing challenges. We understand the importance of community, and through our care and support, we strive to create a safe and uplifting environment for all. Please contact us using our form and we will respond as soon as possible.

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