Parish Church of St Luke - Holmes Chapel

Making Christ known in the community of Holmes Chapel so that all can share in the joy of God's love
coming services and events


Sunday 24th November – Sunday before Advent/Christ The King

  • 8.30 am – Holy Communion (Order 2)
  • 10 am – Morning Family Worship with Genesis
  • 12 noon – Churches Together volunteers collect their Village Christmas Cards from the Church Hall

We offer a particularly warm welcome to our new vicar Canon Rob McLaren, who is leading our services today, to his wife Jean and to anyone visiting or with us for the first time

Readings for both services:
  • Jeremiah C23, v1-6.
  • Colossians C1, v11-20.

Prayer Ministry is available to anyone after both services today.


Friday 22nd November: 7.30pm

Please join us at the service of Institution and Induction of Revd Canon Robert McLaren as our new Vicar and help welcome him and his family to the parish.

Everyone is welcome to attend but, if you have not received a formal invitation by email, it will help with numbers  for seating and refreshments if you sign the list at the back of church or else email:


MU – Friendship

MU – Friendship

This month’s evening meeting was entitled “Friendship”. We discussed what we thought Friendship was, at what point does an acquaintance or colleague become  a friend, do we need friends and why, where can you go to find Friendship, and what things can you do as acts...

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Redundant choir pews

Redundant choir pews

Update 7th September We are delighted to say that all of the redundant choir pews which were removed during the reordering of the Chancel have now been acquired by members of the congregation.  They will be put to new purpose in exchange for donations to St Luke's...

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From the Wardens – October 2019

From the Wardens – October 2019

Dear Friends The interregnum feels as if it is drawing to a close as our new vicar, Rob and his wife Jean, make their plans to move into the vicarage on the 26th October. Rob’s arrival will mark a new phase in the life of St Luke’s and we will enjoy stability after a...

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Welcome back to Genesis

Welcome back to Genesis

A warm welcome back to Genesis- a place for young people, 2-11 years, to explore faith through craft, music, drama and friendship. We trust you have had an enjoyable summer and it is beginning to feel that Autumn is upon us already! We are approaching one of our...

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CHRISTMAS CARD DELIVERY – SUN 24 NOVEMBER – 12 noon from Church Hall

Churches Together volunteers collect their Village Christmas Cards from the Church Hall. Feel free to deliver them during the following week if that is easier for you. Help is needed to pack the cards Thursday 21 Nov

Thank you. Pete Shackleton

December Magazines available at back of church – always a full and interesting source of information past, present and future – do help yourself and put 50p per copy in the red tin!

Mothers’ Union Cake Stall in aid of Away From It All – A huge ‘Thank You’ from the MU team to everyone who supported last Sunday – Cake bakers and providers and all who donated to our fund.  Together we raised a Grand Total of £195.20.  Dorothy Wood. 

Open the Boxes – Children’s Society Collecting Boxes now due in church – please either bring your box, or the contents clearly labelled with your name and address, to hand to a churchwarden or sidesman for safe-keeping.  Collection of your box may be arranged through Abi Rayner HC 537 554.  Thank you.