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

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St Luke's Church 

Vicarage Garden Event - 2 July

photo: Bob Monks

photo: Tim Fryer

  

photo: Tim Fryer

Churchyard tidying in progress - 2nd September Churchyard after working party - 2nd September 

Latest this Week.... 

PARISH WEEKEND AT WILLERSLEY CASTLE, Friday 22nd – Sun 24th Sept 2017 - are you missing out?  It's not too late as there are still a few places left!
 
Come and join us to share in good friendship and fellowship. 

 
BOOKING FORMS are at the back of church or obtainable from either Alastair or Karen Cragg in church or phone HC 534 44. 

ar Paul's monthly letters

GENESIS - our new beginning for Sunday School ages 2-11 - starts again after the Summer break on Sunday 10th September - read our September newsletter here

Our House Group - meets next on Monday 25th September - contact HC 532184 for more information

Prayer Ministry - find out more here

Mothers' Union 

CHANCEL REORDERINGas mentioned in the Church Magazine, replacement of the choir pews with new wooden chairs and re-siting the pulpit against the wall of the Vicar’s Vestry are expected to start at the end of September.  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 copy of the plans can be inspected at the back of church.
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 - suggested donations here 

 Your gifts can be left in the Church porch 

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What's on at St. Luke's this week?

SUN 17TH SEPTEMBER
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
Readings today:
TRINITY 14
10:00
FAMILY HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
Romans 14: 1-12, p 1140
 
12:00
BAPTISM of ERIN JOHNSON
Matthew 18: 21-35, pp 985/6
Weekdays (except Wednesdays) – a short service of Morning Prayer is said in church at 09:00 – do join us!
Mon 18 Sept
11:00
FUNERAL of JOHN HUGHES
Wed 20 Sept
10:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
11:30
HOLY COMMUNION at BERNARD COURT
 
14:00
 
Mothers’ Union – Church Hall – “MAKE MINE MUSIC~” members bring CD
 
20:00
COMMUNITY CHOIR – CHURCH HALL – NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Fri 22 – Sun 24 Sept
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PARISH WEEKEND at WILLERSLEY CASTLE
For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks ' 07747 605 960
SUN 24TH SEPTEMBER
08:30
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
TRINITY 15
10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1) – (NO Genesis today (Parish Weekend)
Further ahead:

Mon 25 Sept
19:45
HOUSE GROUP – further details from Revd Gail Miller ' 532 184
Fri 29 Sept
09:30
DECORATING ST LUKE’S For Harvest Festival – ALL Volunteers Welcome – Greenery and Autumnal Coloured Flowers gratefully received
 
20:00
HOLMES CHAPEL FOCUS – Methodist Church Hall – THE CUMBRIA WAY with Robert Whitehead.  Details from Barbara Smith '537 301
SUN 1ST OCTOBER
TRINITY 16             
08:30
       10:00
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
FAMILY HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE with PARADE (NO Genesis)
Wed 4 October
19:00
MIDWEEK – Massey Room, Church Hall – New session, new topic: JOB – Do join us!
Fri 13 OCTOBER
19:00
for Quiz at
19:30
1.   AUTUMN SOCIAL EVENT with QUIZ – TICKETS (Adults £3, Children £1), available TODAY
2.   Can you help on the night? 
3.   Can you join our small friendly Social Committee, now down to just four members?  Carole Elliott ' 533 882

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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