making Christ known in the community of Holmes Chapel so that all can share in the joy of God's love

Last edited by webmaster on 19 May 2018 - 10:23am

Welcome to St Luke's Holmes Chapel at Pentecost

 

 

 
  

Tidying the Knutsford Road graveyard - Sat 12th May
photo by Tim Fryer - also part of the Team!

 Latest ....

May letter from our Vicar Paul

 

 

  
Our House Group next meets

Monday 21st May at 7.45pm:

contact HC 760359 for more information

  

The Annual House-to-House Collection in the village will take place during CHRISTIAN AID WEEK from SUN 13TH to SAT 19TH MAY, when we would be glad to welcome new collectors.

If you can help, please contact either Margaret Thompson, tel. 533732, Susan Wood, tel. 534842 or Steph Haigh, tel. 760359

  

GENESIS - Sunday School 


- May letter 
Mothers' Union
- report of recent meetings 
Prayer Ministry
- find out more here
Church Notices
 

What’s on this week at St Luke’s:

SUN 20 MAY
PENTECOST
8.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
Readings today:
Acts 2: 1-21, p 1093
 
10.00 am
MORNING SERVICE
John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b-15, page 1083/84
 
3.45 pm
MU WAVE of PRAYER: using the suggested material in the latest edition of Mothers’ Union Matters, our members are invited to choose one of the following at our allotted time:    
1     pray through the Wave of Prayer individually at home
2     gather in small groups at a chosen venue and pray together
Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9.00 am – do join us!
Mon 21 May
7.30 pm
ARCHDEACON’S VISITATION AT ASTBURY CHURCH
 
7.45 pm
HOUSE GROUP – 7 Portree Drive, hosted by Stephen and Stephanie Haigh – PENTECOST – ALL WELCOME
House Group members have agreed to meet TODAY 21 May instead of the set date of 28 May coinciding with half term.  In JUNE we will meet as normal (2nd and 4th Mondays).
Wed 23 May
10.30 pm
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
8.00 pm
COMMUNITY CHOIR – CHURCH HALL
 
SUN 27 MAY
8.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
10.00 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
 
10.00 am
GENESIS – CHURCH HALL – JOURNEY TO DAMASCUS
Further Ahead:

Thurs 31 May
11.30 am
MU DIOCESAN FESTIVAL SERVICE AT ST GEORGE’S STOCKPORT
Sun 3 June
11.00 am
Mothers’ Union cake sale for “Away From It All Holidays” – Church Hall Donations of as many cakes as possible will be gratefully received for the cause.
Fri 8 June
8.00 pm
HOLMES CHAPEL FOCUS – Final meeting of the season – HOLMES CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH HALL. RODGER BURGESS will present “A MOMENT IN TIME” on Family History Investigation.
PROGRAMME PLANNING for 2018/19 will follow Rodger’s talk. Please send suggestions for speakers/events to barbara.smith47@hotmail.com prior to the meeting.

       


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 

 


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 open up the chancel area, completed in December 2017, has been met from our current fabric reserves.  But the Church Council is considering further developments to the church building, such as improving safe access and providing toilet facilities, 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 provided the source is properly attributed - please contact the webmaster with any questions about content usage