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  

  
  

Nativity Service 17th Dec 2017 - GENESIS Sunday School Group

 

 In the Advent season , let's remember:

"Christmas without Christ is froth and bubble - all hype with no substance"

"Christmas with Christ is the acknowledgement that the Saviour of the world has come"

see Vicar Paul's December letter


Latest ....

From our vicar Paul

GENESIS  Christingle and Crib service information - see also below

Lessons and Carols by Candlelight - 7pm in church this Sunday 17th Dec. followed by mulled wine and mince-pies in the Church Hall

Children's Society Boxes - thank you to everyone for returning these:  £850 received so far and still counting!

Our House Group - meets next on Monday 11th December - contact HC 532184 for more information

Prayer Ministry - find out more here

Mothers' Union


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? 

Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9.00 am

For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks ' 07747 605 960

 
SUN 17TH DEC
 
08:30
 
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)  readings: 1 Thess. 16-24  John 1: 6-8, 19-28
 
ADVENT 3
 
10:00
 
GENESIS NATIVITY SERVICE – Church Hall – Arrive early for a seat!!  
 
 
19:00
 
LESSONS AND CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT in Church followed by refreshments in the Church Hall
 
 
20:30
60s Music Night - Premier Crew at the George & Dragon - Admission free but ALL proceeds will go to BARNABUS

 Looking ahead towards Christmas!

 
Fri 22 DEC
 
09:00
 
LAST short MORNING PRAYER service in church before Christmas – Back on 2 JAN
 
 
09:30
 
DECORATING ST LUKE’S FOR CHRISTMAS – ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME
 
 
19:30
 
HOLMES CHAPEL CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT in aid of THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY
 
Sat 23 DEC
 
16:00
 
WEDDING of JOSEPH MADDOCK and AMANDA CLARE

 

 
CHRISTMAS EVE
 
SUNDAY
 
24TH DECEMBER
 
 
15:00 &
 
17:00
 
SHINING LIGHT INTO DARKNESS – CHRISTINGLE & CRIB SERVICES – two identical candlelit family celebrations watching the children create a wonderful crib scene and raising money for The Children’s Society.  To help with arrangements on the day, please add your name to one of the two lists in church. 
Do you know of any other children wishing to join in?  Either add their name to their preferred service List at the back of church or contact Fiona Pullé ' HC 537 796.
Christingle collecting candles/envelopes are in church or Genesis. Please return your collecting candles/envelopes at one of these services and each child can swap for a Christingle. 
 
 
23:00
 
THE FIRST COMMUNION of CHRISTMAS
 
CHRISTMAS DAY
 
MONDAY
 
25TH DECEMBER
 
08:30
 
 
10:00
 
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
ALL AGE HOLY COMMUNION – FAMILIES WELCOME

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), begun 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