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




 North side of our historic church re-roofed!
 Poppy cross decorated by young people from our uniformed groups - 8th Nov 2015

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 November letter - here

Mothers' Union - here

New Altar Frontal -  here

Prayer Ministry - our Reader explains more

Sunday School - here

Open Church suspended - during the work on the roofs of the church and now on the tower, for safety reasons the church will continue to be closed on weekdays and Saturdays except during services

Bells to fall silent - during repairs to the tower and belfry starting on 9th November and continuing until mid-December

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 

Church Roof Refurbishment and Development Projects 

The work to repair and refurbish the church roofs begun on 5th May should be completed by the end of November.  The main scaffolding and the temporary roof over the body of the church have been removed revealing the newly re-slated roofs.  The main contractor for the work is Haydock Slating Ltd. of Chorley, Lancashire.   You can follow news about the project on our special page here where regular updates are given.

The roof refurbishment project was made possible through a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and our own Roof Appeal 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 are being used to help fund the separate project to carry out urgent repairs to the tower roof and belfry (begun on 9th Nov), and for 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

What's on at St. Luke's?   

Sun 22ND NOV
8.30 am
Readings today:-
10.00 am
Revelation 1: 4b-8, p 1233
John 18: 33-37, p 1087
Next before Advent
10.00 am
Sunday School & Introduction to the Nativity which is taking place in the CHURCH HALL at 10 am SUNDAY 20TH DECEMBER
Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9 am
Wed 25TH Nov
10.30 am
8.00 – 9.15 pm
COMMUNITY CHOIR sings in the Church  Hall
Fri 27TH
8.00 pm
HOLMES CHAPEL FOCUS – Methodist Church  Hall – GRAND TOUR OF CHINA with Brian and Christine Donlon
Sat 28TH  
10.30 am
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ‘CELEBRATION SEND-OFF’ at Holmes Chapel Methodist Church – Everyone welcome.  ALL boxes from the Holmes Chapel area will then be sent to Samaritan’s Purse, final destination to be advised in due course
For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks tel. 07747 605 960


Sun 29TH NOV
8.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (Order 1) with lighting of the ADVENT CANDLE
10.00 am
10.00 am
Sunday School – 2nd Nativity practice
12.00 noon
This is the 22nd year the three churches have delivered cards throughout the village and in that time the number of houses has increased significantly.  So please help by sparing an hour on Advent Sunday (or shortly afterwards).  The more volunteers we have, then the easier the task is for everyone.  It is one small way we can reach out to our community.
Please sign up either on the List at the back of Church or on the List in the Church  Hall.  Thank you.  Pete Shackleton
CHRISTMAS DECORATION – Tuesday 22nd December - a date for your diaries please.  From 9.30 am on we will welcome anyone who can spare an hour or so to decorate our church for Christmas.  Do come along and please bring any suitable greenery with you.  Many thanks.  Ann Stafford and Anne Lane

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.