St Luke's Parkstone

Welcome to St Luke's.

We are a lively Anglican church in Lower Parkstone, open to people of all ages and backgrounds. We would love to welcome you on a Sunday or at one of our groups. Our activities include Sunday and Mid-week Worship, Coffee Mornings, Children's Ministry, Parents and Toddlers, Guides and Brownies, and much more.

Our vision is expressed within our mission statement; To be a welcoming Christian community committed to worship, growth, partnership and mission.

Please do go to our website for more information. Thank you.

Covid-19 | We continue to maintain a common sense approach. We also offer Zoom access to our services.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev Stuart Cocksedge as our new Priest in Charge.

His licensing was on Sunday 24th September, 2023.

Get in touch

Helen Pitcher

St Luke's Church
Wellington Road
BH14 9LF

BH14 9LF
Church Office
01202 717268

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Sunday Morning Worship

Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 20 mins
St Luke's Parkstone
Wellington Road Parkstone Poole, BH14 9LF, United Kingdom

You are very welcome to join us for our Sunday morning worship at 10.30 am, in the Church or on Zoom. For our Zoom link please go to our website. We hold an All Age service on special occasions, and Holy Communion on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We have children and youth groups throughout the year, apart from during August when we hold our All Age services every Sunday.

Click "More Info" about 5 minutes before the start time to join on Zoom.

Appointment Details.



The Parish of St Luke’s Parkstone
The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 22nd January 2021 (review on 23rd February 2023).
In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to:
• Promoting a safer environment and culture.
• Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
• Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
• Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
• Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
• Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The Parish will:
• Create a safe and caring place for all.
• Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures.
• Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse.
• Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish.
• Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.
• Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse.
• Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately.
• Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred.
• Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
• Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually.
• Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.
Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.
This church appoints Julie Murphy as the Parish Safeguarding Officer: 01202 767893 or [email protected]. Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding Team at the Diocese of Salisbury on 07500 664800 or 07469 857888. For out of hours emergencies contact thirtyone:eight on 0303 0031111
Incumbent – currently in a Vacancy.
Churchwardens: Glenda Hammond and Virginia Stacey
Date: 3rd February 2023 (updated with photo 6th July 2023)

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St Luke's Parkstone Charity No. 1134767