St Luke's Downham

St Luke’s is a small but very active Church of England (Anglican) church on the Downham Estate. Around 30 people of different ages, races, backgrounds and faith experience gather together on Sundays at 11am for our services. Whilst during the week we host a community café (the Front Room), a toddler group, sewing classes, a dance class, and other events and activities.

“Life at St Luke’s” – Our vision is for St Luke’s to be a place of life for all who come to our church and to be a source of life for our local community.

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The Front Room Club

Every Tuesday and Friday at for 5 hours
St Luke's Downham
Northover Downham Bromley, BR1 5JX, United Kingdom

The Front Room Club is a cafe style drop in for those who are experiencing or at risk of social isolation and provides a safe, welcoming and supportive place to grow. The club is a place to meet people, access support and advice, develop social and practical skills, and talk about mental health challenges.

Our members come from varying ages, demographics and backgrounds – though the vast majority are over 50 and many have mental health difficulties. With the exception of anti-social behaviour there are no restrictions to people coming to the club.

Our objectives are to:
– reduce isolation and the negative impact it causes to people’s mental and physical health
– provide accessible advice and support services for the isolated
– encourage people to take an active role in society.

On Monday we now have a lunch club where you can get a lovely two course lunch for just £3.00

If you are interested in coming along just turn up to one our sessions. If you are interested in volunteering or your organisation would like to partner with us, please email: [email protected]

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The District Church Council (DCC) of St Luke’s Downham recognises the need to safeguard the children, young people and adults in our care and guard against the possibility of any form of abuse of children, young people and adults by persons who may be acting in the name of our parish. We take our responsibilities to safeguard everyone who attends our church very seriously and have therefore paid due regard to safeguarding policy and procedure. We therefore resolve that we will comply with the duty under section 5 of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 (duty to have due regard to House of Bishops’ guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults).

If you have any safeguarding concerns please speak to Rev. Nick Walsh on 07774516204, one of the Church Wardens or our safeguarding officer – Lucie Walsh on 07817478110 / [email protected].

Alternatively contact the Diocese of Southwark Safeguarding Team: Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, [email protected], 020 7939 9423, 07982 279713

For safeguarding concerns out of office hours, please call 020 3874 6743. If you have urgent concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the police.

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