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
Our Community Choir in concert at the Music Festival on Sat. 23rd April

"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....

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning Saturday 21st May - Church Hall 

Our Vicar Paul's letter - here

HELP needed - Churchyard Working Party - Saturday 4th June:

9.30 - 11.00 am Knutsford Road - see below

Ordination good news! - Gail Miller who has been attached to St. Luke's during her training, will be ordained Deacon by Bishop Peter at 10 am on Sunday 3rd July in Chester Cathedral - a coach is being arranged for those wanting to support her at her ordination service - see here

Mothers' Union

Cakes with coffee very popular! - Sunday 1st May Mothers' Union Cake Stall helped raise almost £150 for the MU Away From It All Project

Prayer Ministry - our Reader explains more

OPEN CHURCH -  now that the building works are completed, the 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 

Sun 29TH MAY
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
Readings today:
Galatians 1: 1-12, p 1168
TRINITY 1
10:00
MORNING SERVICE
 
Luke 7: 1-10, p 1035
 
 
10:00
 
Sunday School in Church Hall Pentecost 2
 

 On Tues., Thurs., & Fri (this week only) a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9 am – do join us!

Wed 1ST JUNE
10:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
 
19:00
MIDWEEK – MASSEY ROOM
 
 
20:00
COMMUNITY CHOIR – CHURCH HALL
 
Sat 4TH  JUNE
09:30 – 11:00
HELP !!!  WORKING PARTY at KNUTSFORD ROAD CEMETERY  please help us keep the memorials area for cremated remains tidy – bring gloves, grass shears, bucket, small hand tools etc... and a smile!  Thanks so much - in advance.  Tim
 

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

Sun JUNE 5TH
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
TRINITY 2
10:00
MORNING SERVICE
 

 

FURTHER AHEAD:

 

Sun JUNE 12TH
 
Following recent learning about the work of CHRISTIAN AID Sunday School writes:
 
11:00
·    They aim to raise about £50 to provide a wormery and goat for a family in Bangladesh affected by the floods by hosting a CAKE SALE today
 
 
·    We are invited to bake for this event, any size or type of cake or biscuits
 
 
·    Do use colours, crowns or Union Jacks as you choose, as
·    Today Sunday School members will also be dressed in red, white & blue and will share with us their learning about the Queen and her Christian values
 
 
·    Bring your baking to the Church Hall just before 10 am
 
Tues JUNE 14TH
19:30
MU STRAWBERRY SUPPER – CHURCH HALL – Tickets£3 each from Carole Elliott ' 533 882or Dorothy Wood ' 533 704, at church or meetings
 
 
Sun JULY 3RD
 
ORDINATION OF
GAIL MILLER
 
CHESTER
CATHEDRAL
08:30
·    Coach leaves Holmes Chapel from shopping precinct bus stop
 
·    CHESTER CATHEDRAL SERVICE is at 10 am, after which time for LUNCH
 
·    Coach leaves Chester at 3.00 pm
 
·    Return coach seats @ £7 each, payable to Val or Jane BEFORE July 3RD
 
·    LIST TO SIGN UP NOW AVAILABLE AT BACK OF CHURCH
 
·    BEFORE you book, please consider your ability to walk as we are not sure how near the cathedral the coach may drop off / pick up
 
·    Further information in JUNE Magazine
 
·    Wish to know more? Speak to Val Cragg tel. 01477 549 114
 

 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.