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.

We aim to do this by:

  • Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ; through word and deed, which gives our lives hope, purpose and the promise of eternal life.
  • Following Jesus’ example and teachings; in particular of loving God and our neighbours of all races, backgrounds and experiences.
  • Serving our local community by providing groups and activities which benefit our community.

If you have any questions or want to introduce yourself, please do contact Nick (the vicar) on 07774516204 / revnickwalsh@gmail.com

Safeguarding:

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 / walsh.lucie@gmail.com.

Alternatively contact the Diocese of Southwark Safeguarding Team: Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, pamela.chisholm@southwark.anglican.org, 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.