2. 'Reach @ Gillingham Pier'
This is a Mission Initiative, set up under a Bishop's Mission Order, to establish a Fresh Expression of Church on the new riverside developments in the northern parts of the parishes of St. Mark, St. Luke, and St. Mary Magdalene, Gillingham.
The aim of the Mission Initiative is to establish a Christian presence in the heart of the new development, to foster and serve the new community, to demonstrate authentic Christian values in its relationships, and to point people towards Jesus by incarnational lifestyle. It will demonstrate hospitality in every way, and be ready to be an advocate and friend to all, but particularly to the poor and marginalised.
The appointed Associate Lay Minister is Terry Whittaker, based at St. Mark's Church, and he is forming a team of volunteers to help him in this venture. More details from Terry at [email protected] - a dedicated website will be up and running soon, and a link will be provided here when it is available.
St. Luke's is fully committed to this Mission Initiative. Our regular service of Holy Communion at Prospect Place on the first Friday each month will continue for the time being, in collaboration with Terry and his team, and other services arranged under the Mission Initiative will be advertised on this website as appropriate.
As from the end of July 2018, regular monthly services are being held as follows:
230pm on the FIRST Sunday at the Premier Inn Hotel (opposite Prospect Place)
230pm on the THIRD Sunday in the Residents' Lounge, Prospect Place
230pm on the FIRST Friday at Prospect Place (usually a Holy Communion service)