Luke Childs

Luke Childs


The Rev. Luke Childs is the Rector of St. Francis Anglican Church in Stockton, California. He is also the current vice-president of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin and webmaster of the Vergers’ Guild of the ACNA. He was born and raised in Wolverhampton, England, growing up through the Church of England and later obtaining a Diploma in Theology from an Eastern Orthodox seminary. Father Luke and his wife, Trista, have two young children, Ada and Henry.

How the Daily Office is Different from a “Quiet Time”

Posted on November 19, 2018

Prayer is paramount to our lives as Christians. As the 19th-century philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” Saint John of Damascus defines prayer as “The raising of one’s heart and mind to God.” Raising our hearts and minds to God, however, is no easy task. We’re…