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  

 

 

 

 Latest ....

February letter from our Vicar Paul

 

 

Altar Flower Arranging- many thanks to all who helped last year - please add your name to the 2018 rota in the church porch – please contact Ann Stafford (HC 533504) or Anne Lane (HC 532870) for more information
Bible Reading Notes– to start or continue the Bible Reading Fellowship page-a-day notes, please  contact Chris Land (HC 535308) for more information - the cost this year is £13.50
Our House Group - meets next on Monday 26th Feb at 7.45pm - contact HC 760359 for more information

GENESIS - Sunday School 

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

 

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 


This week at St Luke's: 

SUN 25TH FEB
8.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
Readings today:
Romans 4: 13-end, p 1131
LENT 2
10.00 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
Mark 8: 31-end, p 1012
 
10.00 am
GENESIS – Church Hall – DAVID and GOLIATH
               Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9 am – do join us!
Mon 26 Feb
1.30 pm
FUNERAL of TANYA BOWRING-WILLIAMS
 
7.45 pm
HOUSE GROUP – 7 Portree Drive, hosted by Stephen and Stephanie Haigh
Wed 28 Feb
10.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
 8.00 pm
COMMUNITY CHOIR – Church Hall – open to all who love to sing!
Thurs 1 March
10.00 am
COFFEE in Church Hall until 12 noon
Fri 2 March
12.00 noon –
1.00 pm
CHRISTIAN AID LENT LUNCHES – Church Hall –Adults £4, children FREE
 
SUN 4TH MAR
8.30 am
 
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)*
LENT 3
10.00 am
 
MORNING SERVICE*
 
10.00 am
GENESIS – Church Hall – Mothering Sunday preparations/crafts
 
* after BOTH 8.30 am and 10.00 am services today our FAIRTRADE TEAM will be in the Church Hall serving TEA and TOAST. All donations will be used to further the work of Fairtrade. 

Further ahead:  

SUN 4 MARCH – FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT BEGINS
Tues 6 MARCH
7.30 pm
PCC MEETING – MASSEY ROOM, CHURCH HALL
Fri 9 MARCH –
Fri 16 MARCH
12.00 noon –
1.00 pm
CHRISTIAN AID LENT LUNCHES continue at ST LUKE’S CHURCH HALL. Home-made soup & bread, fruit or biscuits plus tea or coffee (fruit drinks for children). Adults £4, children FREE.
SUN 11 MARCH
10.00 am
MOTHERING SUNDAY PARADE SERVICE involving the UNIFORMED GROUPS. NO Genesis today.
Fri 30 MARCH
9.30 am
DECORATING ST LUKE’S CHURCH for EASTER – ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME. Donations of greenery and/or yellow/white flowers suitable for EASTER floral items will be most gratefully received.

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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