Situated on the river between historic Greenwich and industrial Woolwich, Charlton has suffered a post industrial decline and is only just revealing signs of regeneration. The Millennium Dome and peninsular development have provided some social and economic renewal. Demographically the 16,000 residents might be described as predominantly white, blue collar workers with some professionals and perhaps a 25% ethnic minority of which the majority would be African/Caribbean.
St Luke's is a Christian community, part of the Church of England, nurturing and supporting its members in exploring their faith. It seeks to live as an inclusive community recognising and valuing difference and praying for the reconciliation of divisions.
It exists to serve Christians and the wider community by living out Christ's message: offering hospitality to the stranger, sanctuary for the vulnerable, empowerment for all people.