“So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”
St. Luke’s Church of Amherst stands today as a place of traditional Anglican worship in our community as a result of the vision of a few, very special people. Their dedication and enthusiasm engaged Christians from many traditions in an effort to establish an Anglican parish in the Souhegan Valley and serving Hillsborough County at large.
In November of 1990, the first service was conducted in a rented commercial space by the Rev. Dean Steward with 21 people in attendance. Shortly thereafter, a building fund was established with a small donation of $12.50. By November of 1992, Father Steward was installed as the first rector of St. Luke’s parish by Bishop Bruce Chamberlain and in 1993, a plot of land was purchased at 3 Limbo Lane in Amherst. In December of 1995, the parish voted to proceed with the construction of a church building and the initial project was completed in April of 1997 and held its first service on the day of Easter celebration. In 2007, the parish worked together to build an additional wing to the church, which would add more office space for the rector, church meetings, and Sunday School.
In 2011, the Rev. Dr. Alexander Webb joined the Anglican Church in America and joined St. Luke’s parish as the interim vicar. He was subsequently installed as the parish rector and has been serving faithfully ever since. In 2016, St. Luke’s parish was honored with the role of Pro-cathedral of the Diocese of the Northeast. We have been blessed to host several ordinations and special events and look forward to the working out of our Father’s plan as we reach more people with the Gospel of His Son throughout our community.
8:30am - Holy Eucharist
10:00am - Holy Eucharist
Tuesday at 5:45pm
- Soup and Bible Study
Thursday at 11:00am
Saturday at 11:00am
- Bible Study