April 2020 letter from our vicar Rob

April 2020 letter from our vicar Rob

​Dear Friends, I discovered this piece from The Gospel Coalition, quoting one of the most insightful Christian writers of the Twentieth Century, whose BBC radio programmes during the dark times of World War Two had 1.5 million listeners. On the next page, we give some...
March 2020 letter from our vicar Rob

March 2020 letter from our vicar Rob

Dear friends, Important jobs are best done alongside colleagues. For my first two months I have led all of the services and preached all of the sermons at St Luke’s (with the exception of Pulpit Swap Sunday). It has been helpful for me to learn St Luke’s foibles...
February 2020 letter from our vicar Rob

February 2020 letter from our vicar Rob

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……

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.

Advent letter from our Vicar

Advent letter from our Vicar

Dear Friends, The events of the first Christmas were strange and wonderful.  That was the experience of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the wise men.  For them the first coming of Jesus was disturbing and awesome. Too many of us have lost the awe.  We tend to receive...