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Parish Information

Saint Luke
Archdeaconry: Tsitsikamma
District: Port Elizabeth City
Telephone: 041-481-0710
Fax: 041-481-0710
Email: secretary.saintluke@gmail.com

Postal Address:
PO Box 17313
Saltville
6059

Street Address:
cnr. George Botha and Stanford Roads
Palmridge
Port Elizabeth

Currently Vacant

Deacon - self supporting: The Revd Sarah Jacobs
Rector: Revd Andrea Dee-Anna Potgieter
Self-Supporting - Permission to officiate: The Revd Vivian Margaret Malloy
Self-supporting : Permission to officiate: Revd Mary Margaret Rose Roskruge

History:
Sister Jean Mary CR was instrumental in starting the Church of St Luke the Evangelist. With the opening of new suburbs in the Northern Areas she felt the need to start a house church. The Schoeman home in Dolph Street, Bloemendal, was the first home with five families gathering there; followed by the Zacharias home, the Ingram home and finally the Adam's home as the number of families grew. At this time the Revd Bryan Bartleet, Rector of St Mary Magdalene, celebrated the Holy Eucharist there once a month. When the congregation grew to about 30 families the Greenville Primary School was used and Deacon Andrew Jantjies conducted Services and ministered amongst the people. A tent at the back of 42 Harker Street was the next move when the authorities stopped schools being used for church services. With the help of some members of their 'link' parish, All Saints, Kabega, a roof was extended from the back of the garage and canvas was used to make side 'walls' for a more 'permanent' structure and the Revd Andrew Jantjies was appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Chapelry of St Luke's. Under the Rectorship of the Revd Raynard Schovell the present building was erected in 1987 and St Luke's became a parish in 1989. The congregation has grown to approximately 300 families, a rectory has been built and a pre-fab building obtained for the Sunday School. Plans are afoot to complete the church building and their vision is to draw as many people as possible to the Lord. St Luke the Evangelist endeavours, by grace, to be servants, full of faith in Jesus our Lord and Saviour, within the local community.

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