Parish House and Church
Located in the center of South Glastonbury, Saint Luke’s is a historic part of the neighborhood. Its lovely brick facade graces Main Street.
The front porch invites you to sit and rest in our four rocking chairs or to walk through the traditional red Episcopal front doors. One is welcomed into a soft, peaceful space for reflection, rest and prayer. The loft is graced with an Austin organ, built in Connecticut and custom designed for the acoustics of the sanctuary. The congregation treasures the sounds that we are blessed with by it on Sunday.
Major repairs were completed in 2016 following a truck accident involving the front porch. A blessing in disguise, it gave us the impetus to repair and update the front of the building, as well as freshly paint the Narthex. Steeple repairs were completed in March 2017, with a new roof replaced in the spring of 2017.
Across the driveway from the Church our Parish house holds a meeting room with a kitchenette, the church office, and Rector’s office. Three church school rooms are upstairs as well as two large youth rooms downstairs. The building is in good repair as general maintenance to the furnace, fire alarms are kept up to date.
St. Luke’s is blessed to own our Rectory – a Garrison Colonial in a desirable South Glastonbury on a quiet street. It has three bedrooms, a large master bedroom, 1 ½ baths, a living room with a large, working fireplace, a dining room, an updated kitchen, and a downstairs office. There is a beautiful deck in the back of the house and a one-car garage.
The walls, woodwork, and ceilings are all freshly painted. The living room and dining room floors were refinished in 2012 as well as new tiles put down in the kitchen and downstairs bath.
We have taken advantage of the Rectory being empty this spring to refinish the upstairs floors and bathroom.
The exterior has been freshened up with new paint on the shutters and trim. The yard is flat with easy care gardens and it backs up to a forested area. The Rectory gets bright sun and is fresh and ready for our new priest.