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




 Re-roofing our historic church continues 

We 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 


Our Vicar Paul's September letter - here

New Altar Frontal -  here

Mothers' Union - here

Prayer Ministry - our Reader explains more

Sunday School - here

Open Church suspended - during the Roof Works, the church will now remain closed for safety reasons on weekdays and Saturdays except during services (see below).

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 

For your diary:

- Sat. 26th Sep - 9.30-11.00am: next Knutsford Road Cemetery working-party:

- Fri. 2nd Oct: 7-9pm - Harvest Supper - tickets available after 10am services

- Sun. 11th Oct: 11am - launch of OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD with a CAKE SALE in the Church Hall as part of our APPEAL to raise funds

Church Roof Refurbishment and Development Projects 

Work started on refurbishment of the church roof on 5th May with erection of scaffolding and a temporary roof over all the building except the tower.  The main contractor is Haydock Slating Ltd.  The scaffolding has been clad with metal sheeting at ground level for safety and insurance reasons.  You can follow news about the project on our special page here where regular updates will be given.

The Roof Appeal achieved its £100,000 target, for which we are most grateful.  Further monies coming into the Appeal will be used to fund urgent work to the tower and the church development project to provide toilet facilities and changed access to the church. So please continue to give what you can - you can continue to do this in church through the Blue Envelopes or securely on line through

What's on at St. Luke's? 

Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer will be said in Church at 9 am     

10.30 am
8.00 – 9.15 pm
COMMUNITY CHOIR – Church  Hall – Open to all who love to sing!
8.00 pm
HOLMES CHAPEL FOCUSMethodist Church  Hall – GIRL GUIDES GO INTERNATIONAL 3 with Lucy Pullé, Bethany Cragg, Caitlin Ottley, Eirlys Wiggett & friends – ALL WELCOME
9.30–11.0 0am
Knutsford Road Cemetery Tidying working-party – please bring hand-shears, secateurs etc

              For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks tel. 07747 605 960 



8.30 am


Readings at both services:


10.00 am


James Ch 5 v 13 – end

 Mark Ch 9 v 38 – end



Wed 30th SEPT
10.30 am
8.00 – 9.15 pm
COMMUNITY CHOIR – Church  Hall – Open to all who love to sing!
Fri 2ndOCT
DECORATING FOR HARVEST - Please come and help us decorate St. Luke’s for the Harvest Festival - DONATIONS of seasonal flowers, greenery and/or money will be much appreciated Cash in envelopes marked “Harvest” ►Churchwardens please
7.00 – 9.00 pm
HARVEST SUPPER Cena del raccolto (Harvest with an Italian theme) with Live Entertainment - Tickets: Adults £12, Children £6,available from Bridget Senior, Pat Riches or Alison Gabbitas after today’s 10am service
Sat 3rd OCT
9.00–9.30 am
FLAGBEARERS rehearsal in church
8.30 am
10.00 am
HARVEST PARADE SERVICE followed by refreshments at the Scout HQ
Coming events:
Sun 11th OCT
11.00 am
Launch of OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Cake Sale in the Church Hall to help raise funds
TICKETS for the JOHN RUTTER CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Ten people signed the list as showing an interest in the above concert, but have not yet paid for their tickets (£24.50 each).   If you do wish to go, please pay for your ticket ASAP as all remaining tickets go on general sale at the end of September. Thank you.   Christine Jones.
 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 website was built for St. Luke's by Nick Visick - the original content in the website is the copyright of the Parochial Church Council of Church Hulme, Holmes Chapel (registered charity no. 1132587) - but it may be used for non-commercial purposes if properly attributed - please contact the webmaster with any questions.