Get ready for Christmas at the Charlton Community Carol Service

St Luke with Holy Trinity, Charlton
A carol service is taking place at St Luke’s Church next Wednesday

The annual Christmas carol service returns to St Luke’s Church next Wednesday evening. All are welcome, says REVD LIZ NEWMAN, the rector of the Benefice of Charlton…

As usual, St Luke’s Church, The Village, will host Charlton Community Carol Service on Wednesday December 15th at 7pm. It’s a simple service of readings that tell the Christmas story, interspersed with carols. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served afterwards! Representatives of a variety of community organisations will read and sing. There will be a chance as well to sing your favourite carols. Everyone is welcome and we encourage everyone to please wear a face mask.

There will also be collections for the Save the Children Afghanistan appeal and Safe Families.


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See great views of London from the tower of St Luke’s Church on Sunday

St Luke with Holy Trinity, Charlton
St Luke with Holy Trinity is opening its doors to Horn Fair visitors

To coincide with the Horn Fair taking place across the road at Charlton House on Sunday, St Luke’s Church is offering a rare chance to climb its tower to take in the views across London.

The 17th-century building was traditionally a landmark for ships on the Thames – it still has the right to fly the Royal Ensign on two days a year in recognition of its former role.

It’s not the easiest of climbs for sufferers of vertigo, but we’re assured the views from the top are spectacular. And the church itself is worth a look if you’ve never been inside.

The church and tower will be open from noon to 4pm this Sunday, 17 October.

On Monday evening, the church is also hosting an information evening on for Safe Families, a charity working locally to provide support to isolated families.

At Safe Families we believe no one should be alone. Join us to find out how you can make this happen in Greenwich.

Join us where we will be sharing about who we are and the different ways you can support families in your community alongside Safe Families.

You can sign up for the event at eventbrite.co.uk.


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A Christmas Day visit to the greetings tree at St Luke’s Church

Message on St Luke's Church tree

Merry Christmas from The Charlton Champion!

A few weeks back, we mentioned the St Luke’s and St Thomas’ churches were asking people to leave messages that could go on their Christmas trees. Well, the trees are up, and at St Luke’s, it’s good to see some familiar names on them. Something to take a look at if you’re having a Christmas Day walk…

You can also enjoy a one-man carol service from Charlton resident Charlie Rome, in aid of the Help Musicians charity.


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