Parish Church of St Luke - Holmes Chapel

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Sunday 19th January

Epiphany 2

8.30 am – Holy Communion (Order 2)

10 am – Morning Prayer with Preacher Fr Tony (Church Unity Week)

readings at both these services:

  • 1 Corinthians C1, v1-9
  • John C1, v29-42

To mark Church Unity Week, to our 10 am service we extend a warm welcome to our Fr Tony Ford, whilst our own vicar preaches at Holmes Chapel Methodist Church this morning.


Keep the date for Church Weekend away: 25-27 Sep 2020!!


25-27 September 2020 at Willersley Hall, Matlock.  More details here soon!!

January 2020 letter from our vicar, Rob

January 2020 letter from our vicar, Rob

It is 2020 and although my eyes are not good enough to claim 2020 vision for myself, this is the year to reset our vision at St Luke’s. 2020 is the time to pray and plan for the next five or ten years.

There is a desire amongst many of the people of Holmes Chapel Parish Church to see good growth and development, while at the same time building on our traditional strengths.

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MU December 2019 meetings

MU December 2019 meetings

A group of Evening members went out to the George and Dragon in Holmes Chapel on Tuesday evening for our annual Christmas meal.

The Afternoon group held a Christmas Carols and Readings service, with Christine Jones playing the piano for us to help us along.

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We are looking for more people to act as Sacristans, to help with preparing the elements before the 8.30am Sunday Communion services. The task involves setting out the communion wine and wafers and clearing away the silverware at the end of the service. Ideally you will be a regular attender at the 8.30am service and willing to commit to acting as Sacristan once or twice a month.

If you would like to know more please speak to Rob or Jayne Weaver on 07748 328032. 

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.

January 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!

February Sermon Series

Votes cast for the February Sermon series were: ‘Book of Ruth’ 26, ‘Mark’s gospel 16.  We’ll do Ruth now and maybe come back to Mark after Easter.  There will be small group studies for the House Group and Rob aims to set up a daytime Bible study/house group during February/March.  All welcome. More details soon.

BRF Bible Reading Notes

Subscriptions are due in before the end January/first week in February. Price each copy £4-70;  new series starts May 2020. Any regular readers no longer requiring them are asked to please let Chris Land know, tel: HC 535 308

Save any spare festive chocolates

Our 2020 Chocolate Morning for the benefit of children’s charities will be on Sat 1st February!

For more information see Ann Jack in church or call HC 535975.

Hope for Justice £1000

Thank you to all who emailed for Hope for Justice to win £1000 . Unfortunately, we were not successful. Maybe next year!  In the meantime there is still plenty of work to be done. Change Lives. End Slavery.

Altar Flowers

Thank You to everyone who helped arrange the altar flowers during 2019; we hope you will continue to do this by completing the new 2020 rota available now in the church porch. New volunteers are always very welcome – please contact Ann Stafford (HC 533 504) or Anne Lane (HC 532 870) who will be happy to explain if you are unsure what is involved.

Tim Fryer and Lee Hardy

We are glad to have Tim Fryer and Lee Hardy helping Rob with leading services and preaching sermons occasionally while they test their future calling.  Lee is a potential ordinand on placement with us, having joined St Luke’s with his wife Liz.