Our Parish Community
The Reverend Paul Mitchell
Paul has been at St Luke’s since July 2017. He came from South Australia, having been ordained in 1989 and served in the Diocese of Adelaide and the Diocese of Perth in Western Australia. He has also served the church in ministry in South Sudan and France.
The Reverend Peter Mayen
Peter has been at St Luke’s since January 2018. Peter was ordained a deacon in the Karkuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, where he was living after fleeing from South Sudan. In December 2017 Peter was ordained a priest in this Diocese and is serving here as he completes his studies.
Mrs Carolyn Cranch
Carolyn has been serving St Luke’s parish since 2015. She is the ‘frontline’ voice and face for many people when they first make contact with us. Carolyn is passionate to serve the parish. She regularly uses her commitment to enable people to connect with all that we offer as a church community.
The Parish is served by faithful and dedicated lay leadership. Judy Bond, Steve Rigney and Sandy Lee serve as Parish Wardens. Rod Ibell serves as our Parish Treasurer and the three centres are served by Gordon Lee and Alan Rennick (St Luke’s); Val Johnston and Jennifer Murray (St Mark’s); and Stephen Hart and Kimberley Browning (All Saints). To contact them please use the contact page on this website.
In 2018 we accepted the invitation and challenge from Bishop Cam Venables (our regional bishop) to explore a deeper connection with a church community in the Shire of Balonne (based 400kms west of Toowoomba!).
Since that time a pattern of connection and shared ministry has developed. The Reverend Paul Mitchell travels to St George and the surrounding areas one weekend every month, conducting services and sharing in the community life.
Child Safety and Respect
Every person of any age should be able to be safe and feel comfortable wherever they are. Their needs should be recognised and respected. Our parish is a child safe environment and a place where all people are respected, whatever their ability or disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or background.
Recognising past failures in the churches and other parts of the wider community, we take seriously the need to ensure proper vetting of and training for all people who hold positions of responsibility, leadership or authority in our church community. In each parish centre information is displayed about this commitment which we make to providing a safe environment as well as the contact details for people who will assist if any person has a complaint or concern.
Please contact us for more information and check out the information provided on our Diocesan website.
St Luke’s Parish, an each of our church communities, have a rich history as we have grown and contributed to the life of the community of Toowoomba. Come back to check as information is added here or contact the parish office for a copy of our most recent Parish History.