After careful consideration, we have reluctantly decided to suspend all services of communal worship in St Luke’s church, Holmes Chapel until further notice but our regular worship through Zoom will continue.
This step follows the National lockdown: Stay at Home conditions announced by the PM on 4th Jan in view of the rapid rise of coronavirus cases nationally, and the precautions needed to protect everyone entering church, especially the clinically vulnerable.
Read the answers to our Advent Hymn Tune Quiz
This new book, researched and written by the Local History Group of Holmes Chapel & District U3A, describing the history of St Luke’s, is now complete and being published. It describes the key events and people across the centuries, as well as the many historic...
Parish Magazine during the COVID-19 Tier 4 restrictions
Following the recent Government designation of Cheshire East (and thus Holmes Chapel) as Tier 4 (Stay at Home) in COVID-19 restrictions, sadly production and distribution of the printed version of St Luke’s monthly Parish Magazine must again be suspended. Therefore, until further notice, the January 2021 edition is the last printed version.
However, we will continue to produce most of the usual content in the e-Magazine. So please do continue to send proposed material for publication to the editor, Alan Rickards, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safeguarding: Past Cases Review 2 (PCR2)
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 case 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.
Revised Churchyard Rules 2007
A copy of the revised Churchyard Rules 2007 applying to St Luke’s Knutsford Road Churchyard and now adopted by the Church Council in January 2019 can be downloaded here.