Parish Church of St Luke - Holmes ChapelCome to Christ, Love to Learn, Learn to Love!
Sunday 16 February
2nd Sunday before Lent
8.30 am – Holy Communion (Order 2)
10 am – Family Service with GENESIS
readings at both these services:
- Ephesians 2: v8-13
- Mark 10: v13-16
News and Stories
Parish Weekend Away: 25th to 27th September at Willersley Castle, Matlock Bath
Theme: ‘Joy in the Christian life’ with Steve James, former vicar of Holy Trinity Platt
- Meet newcomers and spend quality time together in a lovely place at a lovely time of year.
- Spiritual refreshment helped by our guest Steve James, former vicar of Holy Trinity Platt, Manchester.
- £180 per adult, family children are free and all meals are included.
- Booking forms in church now.
- Deadline Sun 8th March to reserve your place.
- More information from Pete Shackleton (HC 535148) or our vicar Rob.
In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a national Past Case Review which sought to look at the handling by the Church of child protection cases over many years. All parishes nationally are required to respond by checking records and reporting to the review all known cases of concern about the behaviour of clergy and church officers towards children and vulnerable adults.
Dear friends, last month we had an unusual exercise in democracy at St Luke’s. Regular worshippers were encouraged to vote for which book of the Bible they would like to hear about during the sermons of February and March. Normally St Luke’s has Bible readings chosen for us by the Lectionary……
This month we were able to have Canon Rob come to take our Epiphany Communion Service for both the Tuesday evening and the Wednesday afternoon. He gave us a lovely talk about his two experiences in the past with MU, one being in Kenya and the other in one of his previous parishes.
February 2020 Magazines
These are available at back of church – always a full and interesting source of information past, present and future – do help yourself but remember to put 50p per copy in the red tin!
New Daytime Group
Small group led by Rob on Thursdays 9.30am in church, including discussion/study following up the Ruth sermons, prayer and spiritual encouragement. All welcome.
Parish Weekend Away
Meet newcomers, spend quality time together, a lovely place at a lovely time of year, spiritual refreshment helped by our guest Steve James, until recently vicar of Holy Trinity Platt. £180 per adult, family children are free. Willersley Castle, Matlock Bath. Put 25-27 September in your diary! Fill in a booking form today and reserve your place. Talk to Pete Shackleton or Rob.
Organ and lighting appeal publicity
We are looking for someone to help with the design of the publicity material for the organ and lighting appeal. Do you have the talent to make a sketch of our new organ which could be included in the appeal literature? Please speak to Rob if you can help.