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

 

 

Easter Day Cross at St. Luke's

photo: Alan RIckards
 

 South side of our historic church
Sam and Lisa commemorating their baptism during Morning Worship on Sunday 29th May

"Selling like hot cakes..." 
Sun. 1st May - MU support Away From It All project

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

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Latest....

 the House-to-House collection totals £5,083, of which £2,218 was ‘Gift Aided’ giving Christian Aid approximately £555 extra. Many thanks to everyone who helped! 

 

Our Vicar Paul's letter - here

Churchyard Working Party - Saturday 4th June: many thanks to everyone who helped!

beforeafter

Gail Miller's Ordination 3rd July - coach to Chester Cathedral - a coach has been arranged for those wanting to support Gail at her ordination as Deacon by Bishop Peter at 10am - don't forget to book your places soon - see below

Mothers' Union

Prayer Ministry - our Reader explains more

OPEN CHURCH -  now that the building works are completed, our church is open again for visitors and for quiet prayer and contemplation each morning until midday on Mondays to Saturdays


  


What's on at St. Luke's? 

          download Parish Link sheet here  

SUNDAY JUNE 26TH
THANKSGIVING
SUNDAY
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2) with
COMMISSIONING of the PRAYER PARTNERS
Readings at 8:30:
Isaiah 40: 25-end, p 725
Luke 19: 11-19, p 1053
 
10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1) with
COMMISSIONING of the PRAYER PARTNERS
Readings at 10:00:
Galatians 5: 1, 13-25, p 1172
Isaiah 40: 25-end, p 725
 
 
10:00
Sunday School in Church Hall – A challenge for Esther
Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in church at 9 am
 
Tues JUNE 28TH
11:00
NO Holy Communion at Bernard Court (held last week)
Wed JUNE 29TH
10:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
20:00
COMMUNITY CHOIR – CHURCH HALL
For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks tel. 07747 605 960
 
GAIL’S ORDINATION
PLENTY OF SEATS STILL AVAILABLE on the coach to go to GAIL’S ORDINATION - LIST TO SIGN UP AT BACK OF CHURCH
SUN JULY 3RD
ARRANGEMENTS
 
 
 
RETURN coach fare £7: payable to Val or Jane BEFORE July 3RD   
To book your seats please ring Val Cragg  tel 01477 549114 as soon as possible.  
In exceptional circumstances, if you have confirmed your booking, Val will accept payment on the coach on the day.
BEFORE you book, please consider your ability to walk safely to and from the cathedral.  The coach drop off/pick up point is in Northgate, about 160 yards away.
 
A prayer invitation to all those who are not coming to the cathedral:  please pray for Gail & all the ordinands as they make their promises & take this big step forward in their Christian journey on July 3rd.
 
 
SUN JULY 3RD
08:30
Coach leaves Holmes Chapel precinct ►CHESTER CATHEDRAL
 
TRINITY 6
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1) at ST LUKE’S
 
At CHESTER
10:00
GAIL’S ORDINATION at CHESTER CATHEDRAL
 
At St Luke’s
10:00
MORNING SERVICE at ST LUKE’S
 
At St Luke’s
 
10:00
 
 
St Luke’s Sunday School in Church Hall – Esther to the rescue
 
FURTHER AHEAD:
 

 

Sun JULY 10TH
“PICNIC IN THE GARDEN” NOW POSTPONED but NOT CANCELLED – Watch this space!
 
Sun JULY 10TH
15:00
Invitation from Gail Miller
I am absolutely delighted that many of you will be present in Chester Cathedral on 3rd July to share in the service as I and my colleagues are ordained, and I hope to be able to see you and to speak with you there.  However I am aware that there may not be much opportunity for conversation on the day, and that not everyone will be able to be there, so Anthony and I would like to invite you to join us to celebrate on Sunday 10th July when we will be having an "Open House" between 3 pm and 6 pm.  Pop in whenever you like for however long you can for drinks and nibbles at 7 Nairn Avenue, Holmes Chapel.

Note: services at St. Luke's 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.

 


Church Building Works

The project to repair and refurbish the church roofs started on 5th May was formally completed at the end of November 2015. The main contractor for the work was Haydock Slating Ltd. of Chorley, Lancashire. The cost of this 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 for which we are most grateful.  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 have been used to help fund the separate project to carry out urgent repairs to the tower roof and belfry completed in January 2016, and will go towards future church development projects such as providing toilet facilities and improved safe access to the church.  

So please continue to give what you can - you can do this in church through the Blue Envelopes or securely on line through www.stlukesroof.net.  You can read more about our Church Building projects on our special page here.


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.