About Us

We are a lively, friendly and caring church family who offer a warm welcome whether you are just visiting or moving into the village.  Most Sundays over 100 people come along to one or other of our services.

We have a variety of services which cater for varying preferences within the church family. These range from informal services led by a small worship groups to more traditional Anglican services led by a robed choir and organist. Whilst catering for a wide age range and preferences of styles of worship there is a clear unity and love between us which is frequently commented upon by visitors to the church.  (See our Services page for more details)

St Luke's church is led by John Pawson, our Vicar and Richard Elliott, our Assistant Priest. We are lucky to have various other members working closely alongside John and Richard, enabling us to host a rich and varied weekly programme.

Key to the strength of the St Luke's church family are the small groups which meet weekly or fortnightly in and around the village.  

Our church plays an important role in the life of the village and is continually looking at ways to build on its links with the community.  As well as hosting events like the Flower Festival, May Fayre, Village Quiz Night etc; and encouragingChurch members to join and enjoy the many interest groups that thrive in Sway; we are working hard to develop a network of care, through Lay Visitors Teams, offereing support and encouragement to any in need.  (see our Caring for You pages)

Children & Families are at the heart of our vision for the future; Tricia Owen our Children & Families Worker is at the centre of a whole range of regular groups.  Each wee we share the good news of Jesus with the Children in the village school through assemblies led by the "Open the Book" team and the Vicar as well as well as "Dig-it" after school club, once a week.  Messy Church takes place once a month straight after school, and is proving a great hit with local families.  With a monthky "Engage" group for ladies and occasional Men's Breakfast we enjoy opening our doors for all the community to enjoy friendship and share life together.

The church building itself was built in 1839 and has had extensions and alterations since then. It can seat about 250 people, but has been known at certain services to squeeze in more! It is surrounded by gardens and a churchyard that are beautifully maintained by a group of parishioners. Opposite the church are our Church Rooms and office accommodation. These were built in the 1970s and provide a lovely setting for gatherings, meetings and a variety of events . The rooms are used extensively throughout the week by both the church and village groups and are available to book. (Find out more about the church buiding and its history on "Our Church" page)

St Luke’s Church,
Church Lane,
SO41 6AD

t: 01590 682358
e: stluke@sway72.freeserve.co.uk