St. Luke's Church of Scotland was created in 1972 by the Union
of two other long-established
Paisley congregations: Oakshaw West Church and the South Church.However, from the
present building (formerly the home of the South Church),
the Church has served the Parish almost continuously since 1836, preaching God's Word,
administering the Sacraments, and providing the 'ordinances of religion' to the local community.
St. Luke's Church of Scotland operates under a
and a Congregational Board,
and comes under the jurisdiction of the superior courts of the
Church of Scotland, i.e., the
Presbytery of Greenock and Paisley and ultimately the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
St Luke's provides through its life and work a Christian witness to the community in which it is situated. It offers to all a place of welcome, acceptance and fellowship where Christian faith can be safely explored and openly expressed. To that end, it meets for worship every Sunday of the year, and for special services during the main festivals of the Christian year.
Our regular services are as follows:
Sundays at 11.00 a.m., Apart from the summer months, the Sunday School meets at 11.00 a.m. and a Crèche is available for the very young.
There is an Induction Loop system for those with hearing difficulties.
You are very welcome to come along to our services. You can sit anywhere and you don't have to dress up!
If you are a visitor, please make yourself known to the Welcome Team at the door.
Tea/coffee are served in the Church hall after the service. Please come and join us!
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the last Sunday of January and June (morning only), April and October (morning ), and on Maundy Thursday. The Table of our Lord Jesus Christ is open to all who are in communion with the universal Church. We therefore invite members of any branch of the Church who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity to join with us in this holy fellowship.
Easter: Evening services are held every evening of Holy Week with a family service on Easter Sunday, preceded by an open-air service in Brodie Park in the parish.
Christmas: as well as services throughout Advent, we hold an Evening Carol Service at 7.00 p.m. on the third Sunday in December, a Watchnight Service at 11.15 p.m. on Christmas Eve and a short family Service at 11.00 a.m. on Christmas Day. dates and times will be advertised in the local newspaper and in our notice case on the church railings.
Special services are held throughout the year, including on the Sunday of Christian Aid Week, Harvest Thanksgiving on the first Sunday in October, and on Remembrance Sunday.