Working with other churches.

Outreach takes many forms, some based in the church and some where we work with others - a good example of that is Churches together.

Why we regard mission as important is explained on the introduction to this section of our website

Our work with the church in Rwanda creates mission opportunities at home.


Churches Together in Formby Altcar and Hightown

St. Luke’s Church is an active participant in Churches Together, a grouping of:

St. Luke's has two representatives from the Church on the Committee and always supports and takes part in the community events organised by Churches Together.

Each year we take part in a nativity play that takes place on the main street of Formby Village, and over the years have provided a "Joseph", two "Virgin Marys", an "Angel Gabriel" and many other supporting roles. A scene from the nativity play appears at the top of this page.

A walk of witness takes place on Good Friday every year. Groups from various churches meet at Formby Library and other places around the village. They then process into the village carrying crosses and meet for worship close to the swimming pool. This is an important witness to the people of Formby as traffic is interrupted on what is a working day for many people

Family Fun Day in Duke Street parkAt a free Family Fun Day held in Duke Street Park, St. Luke’s has organised the barbecue for many years, provided Christian Puppets, a Rwandan House and has provided stewards and other helpers. This is an event enjoyed by many people in the community, and supported by local traders who donate various products for the benefit of the community. It brings many lapsed or non-Christian people into direct contact with members of churches of various denominations.

Members of St. Luke’s always attend the ecumenical services organised through Churches Together – the service for Christian Unity in January and the Summer Evensong in June, for example.  This year Churches Together plan to hold a Songs of  Praise service in the  Pool grounds on 3rd June at 4 p.m.