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 website - in the Season of Advent


Our aim .... to give visitors and our regular parishioners News of what is going on in our Church

If you have suggestions for items to be included, please contact the webmaster



December letter - here

Advent and Christmas at St. Luke's - here

Carols by Candlelight - this Sunday 21st Dec at 7pm

(note - not 4pm as in the Churches Together Christmas Card)

Barnabus Christmas Appeal - read more here

Church Roof Appeal - latest update

Harvest 2014 - here

St Luke's Community Choir - this new informal group meets at 8pm on Wednesdays in the Church  Hall  – why not come along?  You don't need any previous singing experience, only an enthusiasm to have a good sing!

Mothers Union - 11 Nov. Royal Trains talk - here

Ministry of Prayer for Healing - our Reader explains more here

Sunday School - updates here

Open Church - our church is now open for visitors and parishioners every morning including Saturdays until midday - why not come in and experience the calm and beauty of this building which has been a place of Christian worship since at least 1430.

please check News and the Gallery for a selection of pictures taken at recent occasions;  if you have other suitable pictures, we may be able to include them - please send them to the webmaster 

what's on this week at St. Luke's?

all services normally take place in St. Luke's church in the centre of Holmes Chapel

A shortened version of Morning Prayer is said in church at 9.00 each weekday except Wednesday – come and join us!  
Sunday 14th December Advent 3
8.30 am
Readings at both services:
10.00 am
Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-end, p 748
John 1: 6-8, 19-28, pp 1063/4
Ministry of Prayer available to anyone after our Holy Communion Services today
10.00 am
Sunday School Final Nativity Rehearsal
2.00 pm
W.I. Lessons and Carols
5.00 pm
FAITH GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTYChurch Hall – Fancy Dress Theme
Red and Green


Tues 16th Dec
9.30 am
United Prayer Meeting at the Methodist Church Hall
11.00 am
Holy Communion – at The Westbourne
Wed 17th Dec
10.30 am
Holy Communion (Order 2)
1.45 pm
Mothers’ Union Christmas Carol Concert Meeting – prompt start
 8 – 9 pm
St Luke’s Community Choir – Church Hall
Fri 19th Dec
7.30 pm
Christmas Concert by the Holmes Chapel Chorus in Church – All proceeds to The Children’s Society – Refreshments in the Church Hall afterwards
Sat 20th Dec
9.30 am
Decorating St Luke’s for Christmas. ALL HELP & donations welcome


Sunday 21st
8.30 am
Advent 4
10.00 am
SUNDAY SCHOOL NATIVITY in the CHURCH  HALL – arrive early for a seat!
7.00 pm
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT – in CHURCH [note: not at 4pm as stated in the Churches Together Christmas Card]


Tues 23rd December
11.00 am
Holy Communion – Bernard Court
2.00 pm
Carol Service – The Cedars
Wed 24th December CHRISTMAS EVE
3.00 pm
5.00 pm
CHRISTINGLE AND CRIB SERVICE –  a repeat of the 3 pm service
11.00 pm

For help with TRANSPORT to a service, please contact Bob Monks - phone: 07747 605 960

All our services are taken from those approved by the Church of England in Common Worship.  Our Holy Communion services use either Order 1 in contemporary format or Order 2 in the traditional form using wording from the Book of Common Prayer.

acknowledgement and usage notice: this site was built for St. Luke's by Nick Visick - the original content in the website is the copyright of the PCC St Luke's Holmes Chapel - but it may be used for non-commercial purposes if properly attributed - please contact the webmaster with any questions