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 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 see below

 

 
Sat APRIL 1ST
 
 
 
 
FUNDRAISING MORNING FOR ‘THE CHRISTIE - lymphoma research’ in memory of Sue Mason
total raised has just passed £5,000!! (27 April) 
 
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 and address at Annual Meetings 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

Annual Parish Meetings held on 23rd April 2017- details of the Church officials appointed at these meetings have been 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


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
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
Readings today:  Acts 2: 14a, 36-41, p 1093
30TH APRIL
10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
            Luke 24: 13-35, p 1061
EASTER 3
10:00
GENESIS – Church Hall – preparation for Christian Aid Service – Refugee focus
 
11:00
CAKE SALE during coffee – Proceeds to MU “Away From It All” Holiday Fund
 
12:00
BAPTISM of MOLLY CADWALLENDER
On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (this week only) a short service of Morning Prayer is said in church at 9:00 – do join us!
Tue 2 May
10:30
CAMEO at Lovell Court
Wed 3 May
10:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
19:00
MIDWEEK – Massey Room, Church Hall – Come and join us!
 
20:00
COMMUNITY CHOIR – Church Hall
For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks ' 07747 605 960

 

SUN
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
7TH MAY
10:30
ALL AGE ECUMENICAL SERVICE – HOLMES CHAPEL LEISURE CENTRE
Please note that there will be no 10am service in church or Genesis in the Hall today
The Annual House-To-House Collection will take place during CHRISTIAN AID WEEK from SUN 14TH to SAT 20TH MAY, when we would be glad to welcome new collectors.  If you are able to help please contact either Margaret Thompson'533 732 or Susan Wood'534 842.  

LOOKING AHEAD: 

ST LUKE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL SAT 13TH MAY/SUN 14TH MAY – further info from stlukesmusicfestival@gmail.com
Sat 13TH
9:30 – 12:00
Hall
Recording Studio, come along and see if you can ‘make it’!
FREE
MAY
10:30 – 12:30
Hall
African Drumming Workshop – have you got the rhythm?
FREE
 
10:00 – 12:00
Church
Performances by local school musicians.
 Young people: MAKE YOUR OWN INSTRUMENT then perform!
FREE
 
19:30 – 21:00
Church 
& Hall
EVENING CONCERT followed by WINE and CANAPES
 in the Church Hall
ONLY £5
Sun 14TH
MAY
10:00 – 11:00
Church
SONGS of PRAISE join us for some best-loved & best-known hymns
FREE
 
15:00 – 16:30
Hall
AFTERNOON TEA with MUSIC:  Tunes from local musicians AND CAKE – what better way to end the festival!
ONLY £5
Sun 2ND
JULY
14:00 – 16:00
VICARAGE
GARDEN
VICARAGE GARDEN AFTERNOON TEA – Do come and join us for sandwiches/cakes and tea/coffee.  Run by our Social Committee who would also appreciate anyone who can give of their time on this occasion to help set up and serve the Tea.  Thank you.  If you can help please ring Carole on '533 882 or Bridget on '532 495 
ADULTS
£6
CHILDREN
FREE

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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