Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford St. Luke , Victoria Docks

About Us

St. Luke's is a welcoming, outward looking and growing local church in the Royal Docks at the heart of London's East End. We have a vision for serving the needs of our changing community that has led to action in the work we now undertake. St. Luke's is a diverse church family with people from all ages, cultures and backgrounds. St. Luke's is an Anglican Church serving the parish of St. Luke's, Victoria Docks in London's East End. We are part of the Church of England serving East London within the Deanery of Newham and Diocese of Chelmsford.

St. Luke's Congregation has grown twenty fold in the past twenty years. Including children we now expect to have about a hundred in church each Sunday. Over 90% of our church membership come from ethnic minority backgrounds, which is a joy and perhaps something of a glimpse of heaven!

We have a weekly Sunday School as part of our Sunday Morning worship programme for children in Reception to Year 5. Our worship is designed to accommodate children under and over this age. We are developing creche facilities.

We have a fantastic youth group and have weekly youth activities both mid week and on Sundays. Our young people are active in our worship and we enjoy a termly led youth service. 

We use the school hall for Sunday Worship at 10.30 a.m. where we enjoy Stained Glass Windows of the Apostles by Kemp, that came to us from the Royal Marine Chapel at Deal in Kent when it closed. St. Luke's has modern lighting, heating, seating and PA, which help us to get the most from our building and our worship. We are fully accessible to the disabled.

We also have seasonal mid week Bible Studies through the year and occasional Special Services. St. Luke's has helped to set up a range of Community Projects that happen each week. We are continually seeking to respond to the needs of our community in new ways and are always open to new ideas. In our work we always seek to adopt a 'bottom up' and not 'top down' approach. If you have an idea for what you think we should be doing why not let us know.

The community work that St. Luke's Church has helped to set up, has a reputation for being both innovative and value for money. If you would be interested in supporting St. Luke's, as we seek to serve our very needy community, we would be pleased to hear from you. We are currently funded from a wide range of sources including our congregation, generous individuals, a Livery Company and some grant making trusts. However, there is always more work we can do when we have the resources.