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 on Palm Sunday 2017 

St Luke's Church

 

Spring morning in the Churchyard

 

 

The Floral Cross on Easter Day

Photo: Tim Fryer


Latest this Easter Week.... 

PARISH WEEKEND 2017:  Friday 22nd – Sun 24th Sept 2017
 
BOOKING FORMS at the back of church or obtainable from either Alastair or Karen Cragg in church or phone HC 534 44. 
The PCC has very generously agreed to support families by providing free places for accompanied children (up to the age of 18 years old). 

 

ST LUKE'S MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th May - details here

 

 

 
Sat APRIL 1ST
 
 
 
 
FUNDRAISING MORNING FOR ‘THE CHRISTIE - lymphoma research’ in memory of Sue Mason
total raised so far approaching £5,000!!   
 
If you couldn't attend but would like to make a donation then you can do so safely on-line at www.justgiving.com/Heather-Mason1.
 

May letter from our Vicar, Paul

Good Friday Walk of Witness by Churches Together 

Review of Services at St Luke's

Church Electoral Roll Revision - the  Electoral Roll revised for the APCM  is available for inspection in church - the next revision will be in April 2018 - please inform Wendy Bond o

Annual Parish Meetings held on 23rd April 2017- details of the Church officials appointed at these meetings will be published on the church porch notice-board 

Annual reports and a summary of the accounts for the calendar year 2016 are available  at the back of church

Christian Aid Lenten lunches - raised a grand total of £1,805 for Christian Aid - an  excellent result!  Many thanks to all concerned.  

Join us at the Leisure Centre for a joint Christian Aid service at 10.30am on Sunday 8th May

 

GENESIS - our new beginning for Sunday School ages 2-11 each Sunday from 10-11am in the Church Hall - read our April newsletter here

Our House Group - next meets on Monday 24th April - contact HC 760359 for more information

Mothers' Union

Prayer Ministry - our Reader explains more


SUNDAY LINK PREPARATION & PRINTING:  Judith Hall is now looking for a Deputy to assist her, possibly with a view to taking over in the near future.

If this could be YOU, please speak to Judith in Church or tel. HC 535 497


 

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 

 Your gifts can be left in the Church porch 


OPEN CHURCH - 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?


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What's on at St. Luke's?

SUN 23rd APRIL
EASTER 2
09:30
Annual Church Meetings followed by HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1) – ONE SERVICE ONLY TODAY - see here for details
GOSPEL Reading
John 20:19-31

Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in church at 9:00 – do join us!
Mon 24th APRIL
19:45
House Group – further information from Revd Gail Miller '532 184
Wed 26th APRIL
09:15
Mothers’ Union members meet at the bus stop opposite the Precinct.   
At 9:25 the coach will collect us to go to Chester Cathedral for the Diocesan Festival.
 
10:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
20:00
COMMUNITY CHOIR – Church Hall
For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks ' 07747 605 960
Sun 30th APRIL
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
EASTER 3
10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
10:00
GENESIS – Church Hall - preparation for Christian Aid service. Refugee focus. What would we miss if we were a refugee?
 
11:00
Mothers’ Union CAKE SALE during coffee – donated cakes will be most welcome.  Proceeds to MU “Away From It All” Holiday Fund to provide holidays for those who cannot afford one, so do bring your money to buy some cake to go with your morning coffee!
 
12:00
BAPTISM of MOLLY CADWALLENDER
LOOKING AHEAD:

 

Sun 7th MAY
10:30
 
Joint Christian Aid Service at the Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre so no Genesis today.  All families are welcome at the Leisure Centre.
 
Please note that there will be no 10am service in church today
Sat 13th – 14th MAY
ST LUKE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND – see details here
Sun 2nd JULY
14:00 –
16:00
VICARAGE GARDEN AFTERNOON TEA – Tickets £6 for adults, children FREE
·      Includes sandwiches and cakes and tea or coffee
 
·      Run by St Luke’s Social Committee – come and join us!
·      WE WOULD ALSO APPRECIATE ANYONE WHO CAN GIVE OF THEIR TIME ON THIS ONE OCCASION TO HELP OUT WITH SETTING UP AND SERVING THE AFTERNOON TEA.THANK YOU! 
·      Ring Carole on '533 882 or Bridget on '532 495if you can help us out on this occasion.

 


Church Building Works

The project to repair and refurbish the church roofs started 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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