There was also a prophet, Anna…She was of a great age, having lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage, then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshipped there with fasting and prayer night and day.
Luke 2: 36-37
St Luke’s is committed to ministering to older people in the parish.
One of the ways we do this is through our weekly Coffee Pot on Wednesday morning, which offers a chance for a chat and cuppa. LinkAge has recently joined us offering table tennis for the young and competitive at heart!
In April 2015 we were delighted to welcome David Mowat to join the team at St Luke’s as a Lay Worker with responsibility for our relationships with older people.
Since joining the team David has begun a “Carers Support Group” meeting on the second Wednesday of the month from 9am as part of Coffee Pot. David describes a previous meeting here.
David supports our Ordained Local minister Wendy in extending the church’s links to the old people's homes and sheltered accommodation in the parish. Wendy visits Lincoln Gardens while David partners with LinkAge to run a weekly breakfast club in Rowan Court on Fridays at 8.30am...
...and organises live music at Lincoln Gardens, Wednesdays 3-4pm.
David can also be found playing skittles in the Rhubarb tavern and also intends to carry out research into how to provide good quality living for older and more vulnerable people.