Parish Church of St Luke Holmes Chapel

Serving Christ in our local community

MU Meeting May 15

Our speaker on 19th May was Ruth McNeil, with her topic ‘Behind the Scenes at Royal Events’.

Ruth already worked for Manchester Commerce on the organisation of big events, including mayors and Royal visitors, with a staff of 3000 and a budget of £32m! So, she wasn’t a novice at working behind the scenes. However, when she was called into the boss’s office, wondering what she had done wrong, but instead was asked to take on the post of Head of Protocol for the Commonwealth Games, she was surprised!

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Home Fellowship group

A new ‘Home Fellowship’ starts on 19th May. Join Jono and Sian Wylie in their home at 4pm – 6pm every other Sunday, and enjoy an informal Bible time, some prayers and a home cooked meal. All ages are welcome.

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Lent challenge extended 2024

This Lent season our challenge was to listen to the whole of the New Testament read by the Christian actor David Suchet (well known as Hercules Poirot!). There is a link below to his readings on YouTube. link to Playlist. The extended target now is to complete by Pentecost if we didn’t manage it by Easter.

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St Luke’s Craft Group

Our new craft group is now underway!  We meet on Tuesday evenings (term time) in the Massey Room of St Luke’s Church Hall, from 7.15pm until 9.15pm.  The cost is £2.00 per session, and everyone is welcome to attend. 

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May Letter 2024

May Letter 2024

We thank the Lord for over twenty years of Genesis leadership by Fiona, Jayne and Karen and we thank the Lord for a new Sunday Children’s Group team who have already started this term’s Genesis group.

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April letter 2024

From Jayne, our Churchwarden

Dear Friends
At the time of writing this Rob and Jean are enjoying a well-earned holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia, so Rob asked if I would write the magazine’s letter for April. I am delighted to do so as we move from reflecting on the dramatic events of Holy Week to celebrating the joy of Easter Sunday.

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Praying together – Easter season

O God, make speed to save us;
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Let your ways be known on earth,
Your saving power among the nations.

In your resurrection, O Christ,
Let heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.

Lord of all life and power,
Who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in Him;
Grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory. Amen

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Praying Together

When sickness is near:

you can view or download this prayersheet here

God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Merciful God, we entrust to your tender care those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them, and restore them to health and strength; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For hospital staff and medical researchers

Gracious God,
give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

From one who is ill or isolated

O God, help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me, help me to believe that nothing can separate me from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Lizzie Pilcher’s charity walk

Lizzie successfully completed her Half Marathon walk around London landmarks for Crohn’s and Colitis UK on 19th June 2023 and raised over £700 in sponsorship. See route and photos.

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Organ recital – October 2021

Organ recital – October 2021

Our new organ was commissioned at a recital on 2nd October 2021 by the acclaimed organist Ian Tracey, Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral.

Thanks to the generosity of many we have now been able to welcome our new organ into the church—and it is clear that it will be of great benefit to our worship.

Ian treated the audience to a superb programme of music chosen by him to demonstrate our organ’s capabilities.  His wonderful musicianship and his interesting and engaging comments about the music and the organ itself made it an evening to remember.

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Daily Hope Line 0800 804 8044

Daily Hope Line 0800 804 8044

Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. A Church of England initiative in partnership with CONNECTIONS at Holy Trinity Claygate, and Faith in Later Life The line –...

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