Whether you are wanting to get Married, have your child (or yourself) Baptised, or are requiring information to help plan a Funeral, St Luke’s may be able to provide you with both assistance and experienced advice.
Please contact the Parish Priest (Mother Eden) for advice on how to organise a service, or just to ask a question about Marriage, Baptism, or Funerals, the Church, or God, on 03 5797 2281.
Baptism is the initiation rite of the church. It is where the Church welcomes a person into the universal family of God: the Christian church.
Baptism most commonly occurs within the context of a regular Sunday service, when God’s family is gathered to join in your celebration. If, for any reason this is not possible, or desired, a separate Baptism service can be organised by the Parish Priest.
Weddings may be held on any day of the week (subject to the availability of the clergy), with Saturday traditionally being the most popular day. The Parish clergy will be involved in a process of planning and Marriage Preparation meetings with you before your Wedding, so please make sure that you contact the Parish at least eight months in advance of your proposed date.
St Luke’s is a beautiful church for a wedding: a Heritage listed Church, with beautiful stained glass windows, close to various Yarra Valley wineries, and an easy drive from Melbourne.
The Church seats up to 100 people comfortably and has a fine chamber organ.
The Parish also includes Christ Church, Molesworth: a pretty church in a rural setting, This Church, whilst seating only 60 people, has the disadvantage that there is no electricity, and no toilet facilities. It is, however, a very picturesque location for a wedding.
Weddings celebrating love
Funerals at St Luke’s follow the rites proscribed by the Anglican Church of Australia and are usually celebrated by the Parish Priest.
If you wish to inquire about preparing instructions for your own future funeral, or to discuss arrangements for someone who has recently died, please contact the Parish Priest (Mother Eden) or ask your Funeral Director to contact the Parish on your behalf.