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Notices and coming events in the Parish: 
also published in our Sunday Link leaflet, available at all services; edited and produced by Judith Hall tel. 01477 535497 (contributions deadline: 9.30pm Wednesday evening)

Parochial Church Council Meeting - 30 April 2018 - Appointment of Church Officials

The following Officials were appointed by the Church Council - see minutes:

Secretary: STEVE SMITH
Electoral Roll Officer: WENDY BOND
Safeguarding Officer: ANNE SMITH
Parish Giving Officer: JAYNE WEAVER
Data Protection Officer: JAYNE WEAVER 
Steve Smith – Secretary to the Church Council: 8 May 2018

Annual Church Meeting to elect Churchwardens and Annual Parochial Church Meeting – 22 April 2018
These meetings were held consecutively in St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel on Sunday 22nd April at 9.30am and were followed by a Service of Holy Communion.  The results of these meetings were as follows: 
Meeting for the Election of Churchwardens
ALASTAIR CRAGG and JAYNE WEAVER were elected as Churchwardens.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)
were elected as Assistant Churchwardens.
were elected as members of the Parochial Church Council for a three-year term.
Douglas Cragg, Raymond Davies, Kevin Fryer, Richard Gabbitas, John Jack, Glen Jackson, Sandra Jackson, Trevor Jenkins, John Land, Alan Lane, Anne Lane, James Lindsay, Jane Massey, John Oram, Jean Paton, William Paton, Rod Pickles, William Pullé, Lew Riches, Pat Riches, Lucy Suchland and David Thompson
were elected as Sidesmen.
MICHAEL COOKE was appointed as Independent Examiner of the Church Council's accounts.
The reports from Church and Ecumenical Groups of Parish activities during the calendar year 2017 received at the APCM are available in consolidated form here and at the back of church, as printed booklets together with copies of the Summary Accounts for the same time period.
Copies of the full Accounts are available on request from the Church Council’s Treasurer, William Hall, tel. 01477 534597
Steve Smith – Secretary to the Church Council: 29 Apr 2018



St Luke’s Annual Meetings - 22nd April 2018

Our annual Church meetings will be held consecutively in St Luke’s Church on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 9.30am and will be followed by a service of Holy Communion. As in previous years, this will be the only service at St Luke’s that day.

The first Meeting to elect Churchwardens for the coming year may be attended by anyone on the church electoral roll or who lives in Holmes Chapel and is on the local government register of electors.

This will be followed by our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) at which only those on the church electoral roll may vote to elect members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC), Assistant Churchwardens and Sidesmen. Nomination forms for these roles will be available at the back of church from Sunday 4th March.

The Annual Report and Accounts for the calendar year 2017 will be presented for discussion and questions at the APCM. An advance copy of the Report and of the Summary Accounts will be available for inspection in church from Sunday 8th April.

The Annual Report will include details of revisions to the church electoral roll and the situation of the church fabric, goods and ornaments since the last APCM, as well as summary reports of Deanery Synod and PCC proceedings and of Church Group activities during 2017.

Steve Smith
Hon Secretary, Church Hulme Parochial Church Council
Tel. HC 571872


Our Housegroup (started September 2016)

A relaxed and welcoming environment in which to study the Bible over a cuppa and a biscuit while journeying in faith as part of a small group.

Meeting second and fourth Mondays each month between 7.45 pm and 9.45 pm).

We will be starting with an introductory session based on Acts 2 v 42-47, followed by 4 sessions looking at Galatians.
Everyone is welcome!

For more information contact:

► Stephanie and Stephen Haigh 01477 760359; they are hosting the new Housegroup, read what they say here


Help with your regular Bible Reading with the Bible Reading Fellowship

Why not start using the page-a-day Bible Reading Fellowship daily reading notes with comments?

I have now taken over the ordering and distribution of these notes from Margaret Bowles who has provided this service at St. Luke’s for many years.   She will be a difficult act to follow and we are all very grateful to her.

New Daylight is an ideal way for anyone wanting to spend a short time with God each day.
There are three four-monthly copies cost just £13-05 per annum; large print versions are also available.  

BRF also produce an in-depth Bible study booklet, Guidelines. Three copies of this series also appear four times a year.  
Guidelines feature weekly studies, divided into six or more sections to be read as a whole or individually depending on work and home routine. They represent a stimulating and thought provoking approach to a mixture of Old and New Testament readings and themes with suggestions for prayer. Guidelines is a useful reference resource. 
Both BRF booklet series are very readable and enlightening and you will receive a satisfying deepening of faith and a greater knowledge of scripture.   Readers’ comments include “brings scripture to life” and “very relevant for us in the here and now”
Why not give them a go!         
You can find out more about the BRF here or phone me


READING HELP for School Children – Holmes Chapel Primary School -


  • If you would also like to help by listening to young children read or would like to learn what is involved, please telephone: Sandra Mulford on 07801 981215 or 01477 537489 or speak to her after a Church service.

Support for carers - all those who care for other people in the Holmes Chapel area are welcome to the monthly drop-in sessions in the Church Hall organised by Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Refreshments are provided.   


Unusual POSTAGE STAMPS for Sunday School - please keep them coming in (but not those with the Queen's head on them) -  many thanks from Chris Land


Prayer Network at St. Luke's - can you contribute?

  • Further Networkers are often required so that we can continue to link in all members of our church family.  Perhaps you could help?  Please contact the Network Leader Judith Hall ( tel.  01477 535497) now to find out more about how you can help.


FOOD & CLOTHING still wanted please: Long-life semi-skimmed milk, Coffee, Sugar, Biscuits, Tinned Fish, Tinned Meat, Tinned Veg and Pulses, Men’s Boxer Shorts (M), Women’s Briefs (sizes   8, 10 & 12), Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Holdalls, Rucksacks

Food, clothing and toiletries may be left in the church porch at any time