Faith and Service

St Luke’s Anglican School is founded upon the Anglican ethos, and values genuine commitment to learning, achievement, personal growth, and service to the community. To this end, faith is a vital part of our school, developed and nurtured by a Chaplaincy team consisting of the School Chaplain, the Director of Community and Service, the Youth Minister, and the Services Club.

Meet Reverend Erika Williams, School Chaplain

The Reverend Erika Williams grew up in Central Queensland and has moved with her husband and three children throughout central, western and southern Queensland, finally settling in Bundaberg. Reverend Erika was Ordained in 2018 after enjoying a career in administration and teaching. She joined the Chaplaincy team at St Luke’s earlier this year and has had previous experience in Parish Ministry, Children and Youth Ministry, School Chaplaincy in both Anglican and State Primary School settings and teaching experience from Kindy to Year 11. She enjoys nurturing minds through education and fostering a deeper understanding of faith and personal growth through ministry. Reverend Erika is looking forward to getting to know, ministering and pastorally caring for our St Luke’s School Community.

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Meet Matthew Cathcart, Director of Community and Service

Matt grew up in Brisbane and began his working life in welfare, working in youth homelessness. Matt has a Bachelor Degree in Social Science, majoring in Youth Work. He has worked in shelters, crime avoidance programs and alternative education programs both here and in England. Matt spent a year studying at the Brisbane College of Theology and worked as a Youth Worker in the Catholic Church for a number of years. Matt went on to obtain post-grad qualifications in education and has worked at The Southport School, Boystown and St Luke’s.

Matt has been a member of the St Luke’s community for over 20 years. He has two daughters that are Old Saints of St Luke’s. Matt is currently working as the Director of Community and Service, where he teaches Ethics and Faith lessons, assists with Chapel Services and looks for engagement in our community for Service learning.

Meet Amy Griffin, Youth Minister

Amy grew up in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and began her teaching career as an Early Childhood Teacher in Queensland in 2001. She then spent six years teaching at International Schools in both China and Switzerland, before settling in Bundaberg with her husband, to be close to family. 

Amy has two lovely daughters, both enrolled at St Luke’s, and has been the Youth Minister at the School since 2013. Amy currently teaches Ethics and Faith lessons to all Primary classes, and delivers Worship Services across the whole School, as well as co-ordinating a number of lunchtime student clubs based on faith, friendship and fun.

Faith and Service

The Chaplaincy team at St Luke’s Anglican School is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to explore and develop their faith. Students in all year levels attend Ethics and Faith lessons, and through stories, music, art, drama, symbols, prayers and rituals, students learn about Christianity and take its lessons to be good, honest, caring members of the broader community. 


Each week students also attend Worship, where, as one community, St Luke's celebrates faith and hope. The Chaplaincy team, together with the student Chapel Leaders, Worship Band and Singers, lead Worship as an opportunity for students and the School community to listen to stories from the Bible, pray together, listen to Scripture, sing songs and reflect on what it means to be a Christian in daily life. Parents are welcome and invited to join us for Worship every week, and also to attend our Whole School Worship services, which are indicated in the School Calendar, a minimum of one each term.


There is also a weekly Eucharist service on a Wednesday morning before school for any student, staff member and parent who would like to attend, held in the School Chapel. St Luke's beautiful School Chapel has also witnessed a number of weddings, baptisms and Admission to Holy Communion services.


Another key area of involvement for the Chaplaincy team is Service to others. Service is an unselfish act of supporting and assisting others in a caring manner. Involvement in Service encourages students to grow into active, socially responsible members of our community. Service learning is mostly led by the Interact Club and is continually being developed in our school. It involves experiences such as fundraising and charity work, assisting with the Christ Church soup kitchen, participating in commemorative events, visiting aged care residents, and working with underprivileged people in other countries.

As a Christian School, St Luke's believes that each member of our wider community is deserving of care and respect. By promoting and aspiring to the values implicit in our Anglican faith, St Luke’s strives to develop in our students a genuine commitment to the St Luke’s Way, and our values of Faith, Performance and Honour.