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  

 

Good wishes to all in the New Year as we celebrate the Epiphany and the Baptism of our Lord, Jesus Christ

 
Nativity Service 17th Dec 2017 - GENESIS Sunday School Group

 

 

Crib & Christingle Service - 3pm 24th Dec 2017

 Latest ....

January letter from Gail our curate

- her last service with us at St Luke's will be on Sunday 21st January

Our House Group - meets next on Monday 15th Jan at 7.45pm - contact HC 532184 for more information

Prayer Ministry - find out more here

GENESIS - our Sunday School Group - January letter

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

 


This week at St Luke's: 

SUN 14TH JAN
8.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
Readings today:
EPIPHANY 2
10.00 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
Revelation 5: 1-10, p 1237
John 1: 43-end, p1064
 
 
10.00 am
 
GENESIS meets in the Church Hall – JOSHUA – FALL of JERICHO
Each weekday except Wednesday, a short service of Morning Prayer is said in Church starting at 9 am – why not join us?
Mon 15 JAN
7.45 pm
HOUSE GROUP – further details HC 532 184
Tues 16 JAN
2.15 pm
FUNERAL of MARGARET HURSTFIELD
Wed 17 JAN
10.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 2)
 
2.00 pm
MOTHERS’ UNION meets in the Church Hall - Holy Communion & Epiphany Party
 
Members please bring a SMALL donation of savoury/sweet food to share as previously indicated on the LIST & your 2018 subs of £25 each in the envelope provided.
 
7.00 pm
MIDWEEK Massey Room, Church HallOn the Third Day’ ALL welcome
 
8.00 pm
COMMUNITY CHOIR –Church Hall – open to all who love to sing!
Thurs 18 JAN
10.00 am
COFFEE in the CHURCH HALL until 12 NOON
Fri 19 JAN
2.00 pm
COMMUNITY CHOIR WORKSHOP for Male Voices – Church Hall - £2 per session
 
Open to all, whether choir members or not.  For more details, or to book to attend a workshop, please contact Wendy Macdonald on HC 533 718.
 
7.00 pm
CHRISTIAN AID QUIZ at the Victoria Club – Teams of 6. 
Quizmaster – Richard Wood.  Tickets £5 (including coffee and nibbles). Other drinks can be purchased from the bar. 
 
ORDER TICKETS from SUE WOOD (HC 834 842)
For help with transport to a service, please contact Bob Monks '07747 605 960
SUN 21ST JAN
8.30 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1)
EPIPHANY 3
Our Curate Gail’s last service with us
10.00 am
HOLY COMMUNION (ORDER 1) – FAMILIES WELCOME
Looking Ahead:

 

Sat 27th JAN
10.00 –
12.00 noon
 
HOLMES CHAPEL CHRISTIAN COMMUNICARE ANNUAL ‘DROP-IN’Church Hall
open to the whole ‘family’ of Christian Communicare
Sun 4th FEB
2.00 pm –
4.00 pm
AFTERNOON TEA in St Luke's Church Hall
 
Tickets £7 available after 10 am Sunday services from Jan 14th onwards
OR contact Carole Elliott (HC 533 882), Judith Copley (HC 537 654), Barbara Street (HC 534 745), or Alison Gabbitas (HC 549 226)

 

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


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