Our Parish

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Description of our Parish: 
   
We are situated in the large East Cheshire village of Holmes Chapel (the current population is just under 6,000) on what was the main drovers' and then coaching route from the Midlands to Lancashire in the past (now the A50) where it crosses the A535 about 1 mile from J18 of the M6 motorway.

In eccleciastical administrative terms, our parish is referred to as Church Hulme within the deanery of Congleton, the arch-deaconry of Macclesfield, the Diocese of Chester and the Province of York.  The village was originally known as Church Hulme until towards the end of the 19th century when the name Holmes Chapel became more commonly used.

For information about the history of the parish and the church building, please see the Historical  page.  For more general information about Holmes Chapel, please consult the Holmes Chapel Parish Council website.


 

 

 

Summary information:

Our Clergy

  • Vicar: Revd Paul Mason: tel: 01477 533 124 - please contact him for information about Weddings, Baptisms, Confirmations and Funerals at St. Luke's
  • Curate: Revd Gail Miller
  • Honorary Assistant Priest: Revd Canon Ron J Smith: tel: 01477 544072
  • Licensed Lay Reader: Anne Smith: tel: 01477 544072

Our Church officials

  • Churchwardens
  • PCC
    • Hon. Secretary: Steve Smith: tel: 01477 571872
    • Hon. Treasurer: William Hall: tel: 01477 535497
    • Other PCC members
  • Electoral Roll Officer - Wendy Bond; tel: 01477 534758
  • Deanery Synod representatives
    • William Hall; tel: 01477 535497
    • Barbara Smith: tel: 01477 537301
  • Sidesmen and women - see list

Parish Groups:

  • Genesis -  our Bible based sunday teaching and activities for children from 3 upwards
  • Midweek Study Group - informal Bible study meets fortnightly at 7pm on Wednesdays
  • Prayer Network
  • Mothers' Union - contact Branch Secretary, Carole Elliott; tel. 01477 533882 or Branch Treasurer, Dorothy Wood; tel. 01477 533704
  • Bible Reading Fellowship - contact Christine Land; tel: 01477 535308
  • Christian Communicare
  • Church Flowers:  Ann Stafford; tel: 01477 532171 or Anne Lane; tel. 01477 532870                                       
  • Social Committee: contact Carole Elliott tel. 01477 533882

Music

  • Director of Music: Wendy Macdonald; tel. 01477 533718

Bellringers:  Captain: Mervyn Harrison; tel: 01477 537187

Parish Magazine

  • Editor and Advertising Coordinator: Alan Rickards; tel: 01477 534193; email: lukemagazine@aol.com
  • Magazine Distribution is organised by Susan Wood; tel: 01477 534193

Parish Giving

Church Hall

  • Hon. Treasurer: Judith Copley; tel: 01477 537654
  • Lettings: please contact: John Murfin; tel: 01477 532442

Website

  • webmaster: Steve Smith - tel. 01477 571872
  • editorial group:
    • Trevor Jenkins
    • Alan Rickards

Registers - information from our official Registers about recent weddings, baptisms, confirmations and funerals at St. Luke's