St Lukes was commenced in the early 1960’s in response to the rapid eastward expansion of the Frankston area. The Karingal housing estate had begun and there were many families looking for a local Sunday School. So a number of lay people from St Paul’s in High St Frankston commenced a new ministry here, a hall was built, and later the vicarage, with the church building dedicated in 1968. The design of the church is based around an upturned hull, linking our location near the bay, plus Christ’s call to be ‘fishers of people’.
During that time St Lukes has maintained an active ministry to all age groups, a variety of worship from traditional Anglican through charismatic and praise and worship, and a pastoral care ministry involving hospital visitation, Christian Education in schools, luncheons for the aged and infirm, small group and Alpha ministries, plus hosts of other programs and events.
In 1992 extensions were made at St Lukes incorporating a new foyer area and offices to facilitate the social interaction and relationship building that are high priorities in our corporate life.
From 1999-2017 St Lukes enjoyed the long and fruitful ministry of Rev. Phil Hurwood. Under his care the church gradually grew in numbers, and continued to reach out into the city of Frankston through various ministries.
In August 2017, a new Lead Minister was commissioned at St Lukes, Rev. Glen Macrae. Glen’s arrival- with his young family- begins a new season of life for St Lukes. In mid 2018 Glen plans to lead the church in a time of Vision Renewal. This will be an opportunity to hear God’s voice and discern just how God would have us bring the good news of the Gospel to the people of Frankston, into the future.