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 

 
  photo: Tim Fryer photo: Alan Rickards

     

find us by SatNav: CW4 7AJ


 

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

 

 

Memorial Service 4th November 17 - photo: Alan Rickards

 

Latest this Week.... 

Vicar Paul's monthly letters

GENESIS - autumn newsletter here 

Operation Christmas Child - late boxes may be handed in at Holmes Chapel Library until Fri 24th Nov.  The fantastic total of 95 filled shoe-boxes were provided by St Luke's - thank you for everyone's efforts: Sally Corrigan 

The ‘Celebration send-off’ of all boxes from the Village will be from Holmes Chapel Methodist Church at 10:30 on Sat Nov 25. This will include music from Holmes Chapel Primary School.

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

Village Christmas Card Delivery - St Luke's will join in the Churches Together Christmas Card Delivery to all houses in the Village on Sunday 26th Nov. and during the following week - if you can help to deliver cards, please sign the List at the back of church

Our House Group - meets next on Monday 13th November - 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.  
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 at any time

 


What's on at St. Luke's this week? 

SUN 12TH NOV
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
Readings: (1st) 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, p 1188 (2nd)  Matthew 25: 1-13, p 994

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

10:00

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE followed by

3RD before ADVENT

11:00

OBSERVANCE at the WAR MEMORIAL

 
 
Please note: Coffee will NOT be served in our Church Hall after this service
 
 
Prayer Ministry is available to anyone after both services today
 
MON 13 NOV
19:45
HOUSE GROUP (further information from Rev Gail Miller '532 184)
 
TUE 14 NOV
19:30
PCC MEETING – MASSEY ROOM, CHURCH HALL
 
19:45
Mothers’ Union Evening Meeting – Church Hall – Christmas Craftwork
 
please bring any narrow ribbon (red, green, gold or silver)
Coming toRed LionChristmas MealTues Dec 12? Bring£5 deposit                                 
WED 15 NOV
10:30
 
HOLY COMMUNIONTODAY (ORDER 2)
N.B. NO Service NEXT Wed 22NOV (CHANCEL REORDERING)  
 
11:30
HOLY COMMUNION at BERNARD COURT
 
14:00
Mothers’ Union Afternoon Meeting – Church Hall – Christmas Craftwork
please bring any narrow ribbon (red, green, gold or silver)                                  
 
19:00
MIDWEEK – MASSEY ROOM, CHURCH HALL
 
20:00
COMMUNITY CHOIR – CHURCH HALL – open to ALL who love to sing!
FRI 17 NOV
11:00
FUNERAL of BRIAN SHREEVE in CHURCH
Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9 am
For help with TRANSPORT to Church services, please contact Bob Monks '07 747 605 960

SUN 19TH NOV
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
2ND before ADVENT
10:00
MORNING SERVICE
 
11:00
MU CAKE SALE during COFFEE.  DONATIONS of CAKES most welcome on the day
 
12:00
BAPTISM of ELLIE WILLIAMS

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