What is the Friends of St Luke’s scheme, Sam?
We launched the Friends scheme in the spirit of ‘pay it forward’, for those who have been helped by St Luke’s and want that support to be available to others. It’s a club to enable regular giving to the charity.
How does this help St Luke’s?
Having consistent income from our Friends enables us to plan ahead and press the button on projects, both ongoing and new, that clergy are asking for. We’ve already highlighted this year that requests to St Luke’s for psychological support have more than tripled during the pandemic. We urgently need funds to allow us to say ‘yes’ to more clergy.
What’s the latest on St Luke’s work?
We’ve recently launched a Wellbeing Menu, which offers training and support resources to dioceses to support their clergy. These are delivered by tried and trusted partner organisations we work closely with. Those responsible at diocesan level for clergy wellbeing can use the wellbeing menu, knowing they will quickly find excellent resources, all in one place – we have done the legwork for them.
When you become a Friend, we will send you a twice-yearly newsletter with all the latest on our work.
Who can become a Friend?
Anyone who cares for the health and wellbeing of clergy and their families, but we hope especially that all our beneficiaries will become Friends. Find real-life stories of how we help clergy and their families, including Revd Phoebe, after she suffered a violent attack .
How do I become a Friend?
Thank you for your interest in St Luke’s work – your support is greatly valued. To find out more or join our Friends scheme, please: