Parish Church of St Luke Holmes Chapel

Come to Christ, Love to Learn, Learn to Love!

Services at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel

see also: Diary  –  Link – Daily readings

Sunday 26th June – Trinity 2

Readings: Acts 9:1-19; Matthew 5:43-48
9am – Holy Communion in church –  traditional service in contemporary language following Common Worship  with classic hymns – at the moment only consecrated bread is received for Covid reasons*.
10.30am – Holy Communion in church – less formal service with down-to-earth Bible teaching, contemporary songs & classic hymns.

*COVID-19 precautions – many people locally are still contracting the virus.  Please use your discretion about wearing a face-mask during services but respect the wishes of those who feel vulnerable and who are continuing to wear one and are maintaining social distancing.  We appreciate your cooperation in helping keep everyone safe.

Monday 27th – Wednesday 29th June

9am  Morning Prayer  by Zoom** – a shortened version with shared bible readings.

**Note:  If you are local to Holmes Chapel and would like to join one of our short Zoom Morning Prayer services,  please email comms@stlukesholmeschapel.uk and we will send you the access details.

Wednesday 29th June

10.30am – Midweek Holy Communion in church  – a short unsung friendly service for those with half-an-hour to enjoy peace and seek the Lord – at the moment only consecrated bread is received for Covid reasons*.

July 22 letter

July 22 letter

Photo by Tim Wildsmith on Unsplash July 2022 Letter from our Vicar Dear Friends, The Psalms in the Bible have played a big part in the life of many Christians.  I remember how a couple once told me Psalm 91 had got them through World War 2; reading it together each...

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June 22 letter

I’m giving thanks for 70 years of the gracious reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and I’m glad so many people in our nation and Commonwealth are joining the thanksgiving.

It is a unique thing to be in the generation which is marking a Platinum Jubilee. It is a more remarkable thing that we are the generation which has benefitted from her leadership as our Head of State for so long. We probably take the benefits for granted, but we shouldn’t.

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Photos for our publications

Photos for our publications - can you help? We are looking for colour photos of current events taken at and around St Luke's to include in our website or magazine to supplement the text. They don't have to be of professional standard or specially posed. Smartphone or...

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Genesis – summer 2022

photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash  Genesis Into Summer Genesis now starts at the slightly later time of 10am, where learning and activities will take place in the Church Hall until 10.45am.  Genesis will then join midway through the Church service in time to share their...

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Strawberry Supper 14th June

Strawberry Supper 14th June

The MU Strawberry Supper held in the Church Hall on Tuesday June 14th was a great success with 55 tickets sold and visitors from neighbouring MU groups.

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MU 18th May 2022

Peter Cotton gave a fascinating and informative talk about Nell Gwynne to the meeting on 18th May.

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Praying together in the weeks of Trinity

The Lord be with you
And also with you.

This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
whose judgements are true and just.
Praise our God, all you his servants,
All who fear him, both small and great.
The Lord our God, the Almighty reigns:
Let us rejoice and give him the glory.
For the marriage of the Lamb has come
And his bride has made herself ready.
Blessed are those who are invited
To the wedding banquet of the Lamb.

From Revelation 19

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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.

Donations update Feb22

Donations update Feb22

Update letter from Judith and William Hall about donations to help the homeless in Manchester through Barnabus and our friends at St Luke’s Brinnington.

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Recital on our new organ – 2nd October

Recital on our new organ – 2nd October

Our new organ was commissioned at a recital on 2nd October 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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