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

find us by SatNav: CW4 7AJ


Some of those attending our recent Parish Weekend at Willersley Castle, Derbyshire: 22-24 Sep 2017

photo: Tim Fryer
 

Puzzling over clues at the Quiz night - 13th October 

photo: Carole Elliott

At last the answers are revealed - Quiz night - 13th October

photo: Carole Elliott

 

 Harvest Festival Altar - 8.30am Sunday 1st Oct 2017

 

Harvest Festival Gifts ready to go to Barnabus - 1 Oct 2017

 

 

 

Latest this Week.... 

Vicar Paul's monthly letters

Quiz Night Thanks! - thank you to everyone who helped make this such a success and raise £140 to be donated to the Village Sensory Garden project

GENESIS - autumn newsletter here - we are taking part again in Operation Christmas Child providing shoe-boxes of small Christmas gifts for poor and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe - started on Sunday 8th Oct - finale Sunday 5th Nov when filled boxes are sent off - more information from Sally Corrigan or HC Library

CHILDREN'S SOCIETY BOXES - please either bring the contents of your box marked with your name (or the box itself) to hand to a churchwarden for safe-keeping for sending on to the Children's Society

Our House Group - meets next on Monday 23rd October - contact HC 532184 for more information

Prayer Ministry - find out more here

Mothers' Union 

CHANCEL REORDERING replacement of the choir pews with new wooden chairs and re-siting the pulpit against the wall of the Vicar’s Vestry is scheduled to start on Monday 13th November.  This will create a more open and flexible area in front of the sanctuary, allowing different chair arrangements to be used for choir/musicians and those worshipping in the Lady Chapel.  
A sample chair is on display near the Lady Chapel.  If you would like to commemorate a loved one by donating money for the purchase of one or more chairs (£220 each), please contact William Hall, the Hon. Treasurer, tel. 01477 535497.

please keep bringing your gifts and donations to support the Barnabus charity which helps look 

after the homeless on the streets of Manchester - suggestions for donations here 

 Your gifts can be left in the Church porch 

 


What's on at St. Luke's this week?  

SUN 22ND OCTOBER
TRINITY 19
08:30
10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1
Readings today:
1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10, p 1186
 
10:00
GENESIS – Church Hall – MOSES part 1
Matthew 22: 15 -22, p 990
Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9 am – do join us!
Mon 23 Oct
19:45
HOME GROUP – further information from Revd Gail Miller ' 532 184
Wed 25 Oct
10:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
20:00
COMMUNITY CHOIR – Church Hall – open to all who love to sing!
Sat 28 Oct
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REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR TONIGHT
For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks ' 07747 605 960
SUN 29TH OCTOBER
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
LAST after TRINITY
10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
10:00
GENESIS – Church Hall – MOSES part 2
Further Ahead:

 

SAT 4TH NOVEMBER
11:00
ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE –everyone is welcome to come to this service to remember and give thanks for the lives of loved ones who have died or to remember a special anniversary – tea and coffee will be available afterwards in the Church Hall.

 


Church Building Projects


Recent projects included repairing and refurbishing the church roofs, completed at the end of November 2015, and carrying out urgent repairs needed to the tower roof and belfry, completed in January 2016. 

The cost of the main roof 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. 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 were used to help fund the separate tower repairs for which no grant aid was possible.

The cost of the limited reordering work to the chancel (see above), due to begin in November 2017, is being met from our current fabric reserves.  But the Church Council is considering further developments to the church building, such as providing toilet facilities and improving safe access, which will need additional funding.  So please continue to give what you can - you can do this through the Blue Envelopes in church or securely on line through www.stlukesroof.net


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