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

 

 

 


 

St Luke's and Cenotaph - Remembrance Sunday 13th November

photo Alan Rickards

Cenotaph 

photo: Alan Rickards

 

Poppy Cross decorated by Youth Organisations

photo: Tim Fryer

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

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Latest....

December letter from our Vicar

Advent and Christmas Services at St Luke's

Worship - read Anne Smith's sermon on Sunday 23rd Oct.

the PCC is considering Worship at St Luke's again at its meeting on Jan 9th 

Children's Society Collecting Boxes - it's time to empty these again to send in to the Society 

Please bring the contents of your box marked with your name (or the box itself) to church and hand it to a churchwarden for safe-keeping

SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE - it's time to draw up the 2017 Rota - thank you to everyone who has helped this year - we hope we can rely on you during the next 12 month but new helpers are always welcome - please contact Val Cragg tel. HC 549114 

GENESIS - the new beginning for Sunday School for ages 2-11 each Sunday from 10-11am in the Church Hall

New House Group 

New Course for young people (school years 7+) exploring Christian faith

 

please keep bringing your gifts and donations to support the Barnabus charity which helps look after the homeless on the streets of Manchester - suggested donations here 

gifts can be left in the Church porch 

Mothers' Union

Prayer Ministry - our Reader explains more

OPEN CHURCH -  now that our roof and tower works are complete, our church is open regularly for visitors and for quiet prayer and contemplation each morning until midday on Mondays to Saturdays - why not call in?

  


What's on at St. Luke's this week? 

Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9 am – why not join us!

For help with TRANSPORT to a Church service, please contact Bob Monks tel 07 747 605 960

 

Sun Dec 11th
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
ADVENT 3
10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
10:00
GENESIS – third practice for NATIVITY PRESENTATION 
 
 
Mon 12th Dec
19:45
HOUSE GROUP – further information from Revd Gail Miller tel. 532 184
Tues 13th Dec
19:15
MOTHERS’ UNION members meet at The Red Lion for Christmas Evening Meal at 19:30
Wed 14th Dec
10:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
                          
 
14:00
MOTHERS’ UNION AFTERNOON CHRISTMAS MEETING – CHURCH HALL
 
20:00
COMMUNITY CHOIR with CHRISTMAS REFRESHMENTS – CHURCH HALL
 
 
 
 
FURTHER AHEAD
 
 
Sun Dec 18th
ADVENT 4
    8.30
 
10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
NATIVITY SERVICE – in the CHURCH HALL – please arrive EARLY for a seat
 
19:00
CAROLS BY CANDLE-LIGHT – in Church
 
Wed Dec 21st
From
11:30
DECORATING ST LUKE’S CHURCH for CHRISTMAS – WED 21st DECEMBER from 11:30 – ALL volunteers welcome
Fri Dec 23rd
19:30
HOLMES CHAPEL CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT in aid of The Children’s Society – in Church
Enjoy traditional and modern pieces including congregational favourites together with items from ‘CHESHIRE BRASS’. Join members in the Church Hall afterwards for refreshments.
Sat Dec 24th
CHRISTMAS EVE
either
15:00
or
17.00
CHRISTMAS EVE CRIB & CHRISTINGLE SERVICES – SHINING LIGHT INTO DARKNESS
Two identical Candlelit Family Celebrations watching the children create a wonderful crib scene and raising money for The Children’s Society.  To help with arrangements on the day, please add your name to one of the two lists in Church. 
Do you know of any other children wishing to join in?  Either add their name to their preferred List at the back of church or contact Fiona Pullé tel. HC 537 796.   You will find Christingle collecting candles & envelopes in Church or at Genesis in the Church Hall. At the Christmas Eve services return your collecting candle/envelope and in exchange your child will receive a Christingle. 
 
 
PARISH WEEKEND 2017:  Friday 22nd – Sun 24th Sept 2017
put it in your diary now!  BOOKING FORMS at the back of church or obtainable from either Alastair or Karen Cragg in church or phone 01477 534 844. 
The PCC have very generously agreed to support families by providingfree places for accompanied children (up to the age of 18 years old).
 
 

 
 

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 needed to the tower roof and belfry, completed in January 2016.  Any additional monies will go towards future church building development projects such as providing toilet facilities and improved safe access to the church.  

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


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