making Christ known in the community of Holmes Chapel so that all can share in the joy of God's love

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Welcome to St Luke's Holmes Chapel in the Easter Season  

 

 

 

 Latest ....

April letter from our Vicar Paul

 

 

  
Our House Group next meets

Monday 23rd April at 7.45pm:

contact HC 760359 for more information

  

St Luke's Music Festival

- Sat 28th April

 

 

 - Sun 29th April

10 am – 12.30 pm – A Young Musicians’ Concert - free

7.30 pm – Festival Concert

both these events are in Church


10am - Songs of Praise - in Church

3pm - Afternoon Tea at the Ritz!

in the Church Hall

  

Working Party- Knutsford Road Churchyard

Sat. 12th May 9.30 am

 

All help is welcomed; please bring hand shears and weeding tools to tidy the cremated remains memorials area.

  

GENESIS - Sunday School 

- April letter 
Mothers' Union- report of recent meetings 
Prayer Ministry- find out more here
Church Notices 

St Luke's this Easter season:

SUN 22ND APRIL
EASTER 4
09.30 am
ANNUAL CHURCH MEETINGS within service of HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
THIS IS THE ONLY SERVICE TODAY
GOSPEL READING:
John 10, verses 11-18; p 1076
 Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9 am – do join us! 

 

Mon 23 April
7.45 pm
HOUSE GROUP, 7 Portree Drive, hosted by Stephen and Stephanie Haigh
Wed 25April
10.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
2.00 pm
FUNERAL OF IRENE GARNER
Thurs 26 April
10.00 am
COFFEE in the CHURCH HALL until 12 NOON
 
10.00 am
FUNERAL OF SUE KEDWARDS
 
COME and ENJOY ST LUKE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL: SAT 28 – SUN 29 APRIL
ü On Sun 22ND April Concert & Afternoon Tea Tickets available directly from Wendy Macdonald, after today
ü Tickets available from Katharine Pilcher by email: pilchers2110@btinternet.com 
SAT 28 APRIL
10.00 am
Church
YOUNG MUSICIANS in CONCERT (FREE) including items from local schools. Refreshments provided by Scouts
 
7.30 pm
Church
FESTIVAL CONCERT (TICKETS £5 including wine & nibbles)
 
SUN 29TH APRIL
EASTER 5
8.30 am
Church
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
Readings at 8.30 am:
Acts 8: 26-end, p 1101
John 15: 1-18, p 1083
MUSIC
FESTIVAL
10.00 am
Church
 
ST LUKE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL SONGS OF PRAISE (FREE) assisted by the GENESIS FAMILY
 
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Church Hall
ST LUKE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL AFTERNOON TEA at the RITZ
(TICKETS £5) accompanied by gentle music  (supported by Girlguiding)
 
Looking Ahead:
      
MON 30TH APRIL
7.30pm
Church Council Meeting – Massey Room
SAT 5TH MAY
12.30 pm
WEDDING OF GARY BOOTH and HANNAH SENIOR  
SUN 6TH MAY
8.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2) with CHRISTIAN AID THEME
 
10.00 am
MORNING SERVICE with a CHRISTIAN AID THEME 
 
 
The Annual House-To-House Collection will take place during CHRISTIAN AID WEEK from SUN 13TH to SAT 19THMAY, when we would be glad to welcome new collectors. If you are able to help please contact either Margaret Thompson '533 732 or Susan Wood '534 842.   Many thanks, Margaret Thompson.
SAT 12 MAY
9.30 am
The first WORKING PARTY of the year for TIDYING THE MEMORIALS AREA at the KNUTSFORD ROAD CEMETERY is planned for SAT 12 MAY from 9.30am.
ALL HELP IS WELCOMED; please bring HAND SHEARS and WEEDING TOOLS. The volunteers really do make a difference by keeping the memorials area looking well cared for. Thank you, Jayne Weaver

 


Please keep bringing your gifts and donations to support the Barnabus charity which helps look after the homeless on the streets of Manchester - suggestions for donations here                                   

 Your gifts can be left in the Church porch at any time 

 


Church Building Projects


Recent projects included repairing and refurbishing the church roofs, completed at the end of November 2015, and carrying out urgent repairs needed to the tower roof and belfry, completed in January 2016. 

The cost of the main roof project was met through the active support of church members and the local community to our Roof Appeal Fund and a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Appeal exceeded its original £100,000 target in less than a year with the fantastic support of parishioners and the local community.  Further monies coming into the Appeal were used to help fund the separate tower repairs for which no grant aid was possible.

The cost of the limited reordering work to open up the chancel area, completed in December 2017, has been met from our current fabric reserves.  But the Church Council is considering further developments to the church building, such as improving safe access and providing toilet facilities, which will need additional funding.  So please continue to give what you can - you can do this through the Blue Envelopes in church or securely on line through www.stlukesroof.net


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