St Luke's F.C. (England)

St Luke's Football Club was a football club based in Canning Town, England.

St Luke's
Full nameSt Luke's Football Club
DissolvedJanuary 1897
GroundBeckton Road, Canning Town


St Luke's were formed in the 1880s. In 1895, St Luke's entered the South Essex League, finishing second.[1] In 1896–97, St Luke's entered the FA Cup, losing 3–1 against Ilford at home in the first qualifying round.[2] In January 1897, St Luke's resigned from the South Essex League, dissolving in the process.[1]


St Luke's played on Beckton Road in Canning Town.[1] The ground hosted the second replay of the 1896 West Ham Charity Cup final, where 4,000 spectators witnessed Thames Ironworks win their first trophy after beating Barking Woodville 1–0.[3]



  1. ^ a b c John Powles (2005). Iron in the Blood: Thames Ironworks FC, the Club That Became West Ham United. Tony Brown. pp. 1–7.
  2. ^ "The English Cup. —Qualifying competition", The Morning Post, 2 November 1896, p. 2
  3. ^ "1895-96 Thames Ironworks". West Ham United Football Programmes. Retrieved 5 October 2021.