St. Luke’s is proud to have the structure of our church home restored and to become a unique historical resource in our city.
Excitement was in the air when this second location was built for St. Luke’s in 1958. It was modern, unique and beautiful. The perfect home for the growing community of faith and the work they wanted do with the surrounding neighbourhood.
Now in 2022 that excitement is present again as we remember and preserve the history of our building, while helping to ensure its place in the life of the neighbourhood for years to come.
The structural repair of one of the signature arches of the building was a seemingly small piece of work but required a great deal of engineering. Completing the work to restore the safety and beauty of the building would not have been possible without funding support from the Anglican Foundation and the City of Edmonton. The people of St. Luke’s are grateful for the City’s care for its living history and the Anglican Foundations support of the many ministries that call this place home.
Today the St. Luke’s building is home to three separate Christian communities, a small Indigenous owned and operated business, community league events, a weekly food bank depot, and many other groups and events which change and enhance the lives of our neighbours in body, mind, heart and soul.
The many personal donations, the Anglican Foundation funding for this restoration and the ongoing maintenance funding through the historical designation, ensure that this place of worship will continue to be available to the public for the flourishing of our neighbourhood for years to come.
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The people of St. Luke’s express deep gratitude to all those who have helped keep our place of prayer safe and welcoming for all who come and take part in the many gifts of this place.
You can read more about the designation from the city here.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Nick Trussell+