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New Church ‘InSpire’ Magazine – 22 September 2013

COFFEE TABLE READING: InSpire goes on sale in church today (Sunday). (IMG_0855)As honorary Editor of InSpire – the magazine of St Luke’s Church, Maidenhead – my role requires me to commission the writing of articles, abridge longer reports, and decide on the layout of the pages.

For this latest Autumn 2013 edition, I made the (brave!) decision to move to InDesign, having used Apple’s Pages application since I took over the editorship in 2010. InDesign has a great deal more functionality and power than Pages, but it is far less intuitive for the first-time user.

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Coming Soon: Christmas Tree Festival – 24 November 2012

Keep reading to watch a video of congregation members promoting St Luke’s 2012 Christmas Tree Festival.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Tree Festival at St Luke’s, which saw the church filled with over thirty real Norwegian spruces, preparations for this year’s repeat event are under way.

The festival offers local businesses and organisations the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a tree, and welcomes families to look around all weekend.


To raise awareness of the Christmas Tree Festival, now just two weeks away, hardy congregation members gathered in a drizzly Maidenhead High Street this afternoon, armed with tinsel and donning Father Christmas hats.

Click here to read more and watch a video of the afternoon.

Ding Dong: Ringing in the Olympics – 27 July 2012

Work No 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes hardly sounds like the snappiest name for an artwork, but it is in fact pretty self-explanatory: the Turner Prize-winning artist and musical Martin Creed saw his vision for the nation to ring thousands of bells simultaneously, from Big Ben to bicycle bells, performed this morning. The country was woken, on the day of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, by jubilant members of the population.

GOT THE TIME: St Luke's Church's clock tower at 8:12am this morning. (IMG_9671)

No one quite knows why the time of 8:12am was chosen, but I guess the stunt was initially scheduled for 8:12pm (aka 20:12), but somebody probably told the organisers everyone would be watching the proceedings unfold whether that be in the Stadium, at home, or at big-screen sites around the UK (including in Kidwells Park, Maidenhead).

On my way into work, I watched as my church’s bell rang.