PUBLIC NOTICE Application for Faculty
NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the following: Removal of the current pipe organ and casing in St Luke’s church from its current position in the centre of the West Gallery, and its replacement in the same position with the pipe organ and casing from Heswall Church of the Good Shepherd, after cleaning and refurbishment…….
Parish Magazine during the COVID-19 restrictions
Printing resumed! November 2020
Printing of our monthly Parish Magazine had to stop in April because of government restrictions but we are delighted to tell you has now restarted with our new printers: the Print Room in Church Walk, Holmes Chapel. The November edition is available now to subscribers and copies can be obtained from the Print Room, still priced at 50p per copy!
Please continue to send proposed material for publication in the Parish Magazine to the editor, Alan Rickards, at email@example.com
Issues from the online e-Magazine developed to cover the period March- October when printing wasn’t possible are still available at https://magazine.stlukesholmeschapel.uk/ .
New National Tier Restrictions from 2nd December 2020 Resumption of Limited Communal Worship in St Luke’s Church New Government guidance published on 23rd Nov. sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2nd December, including what...
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.
The Church website is now published in new more secure software. The process is continuing but we now provide basic information about services and who to contact – we can’t include everything but please let us have your suggestions and feedback – firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the necessary public health restrictions of the COVID-19 emergency, we developed an online version of our Parish Magazine linked to this website.
We are pleased to say that from November 2020 we are able to produce the Magazine again in printed form. You can obtain it from our new printer, David Bennett of the Print Room in Church Walk, still at only 50p a copy.
photo – Jayne Weaver
Knutsford Road Churchyard spruced up again!!
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped to tidy the area around the interred ashes at the Knutsford Road Churchyard on Saturday 5th September. The grave stones were scrubbed and washed, the plots were weeded and the grass trimmed. The area certainly looked loved and well cared following their efforts.
Well done to Charlotte, Jan, Dorothy, Trevor, Kathy and Phil for all their hard work and enthusiasm.
Thank you to everybody for your continued financial support of St Luke’s during the lock-down and the limited re-opening of church.
Many people who make their donations weekly by envelope have delivered them direct to our Treasurer, William Hall. Those giving by standing order have continued to give directly through their bank.
Some of our congregation have been able to make an additional donation to offer support during these uncertain times.
All your donations are greatly appreciated and enable us to continue the work at St Luke’s. So many thanks again
Parish Giving Officer
Ascension and Pentecost Hymn Quiz
How did you do? Here are the first lines of the Ascension and Pentecost hymn extracts played in the video:
1 Crown him with many crowns
2 Hail to the Lord’s annointed
3 At the name of Jesus
4 Alleluiah sing to Jesus
5 The head that once was crowned with thorns
6 Rejoice the Lord is king
7 All hail the power of Jesus’ name
8 Hail the day that sees him rise
9 Holy Spirit living breath of God
10 Breathe on me breath of God
11 Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me
12 Come down o love divine
13 O thou who camest from above
14 Holy, holy, holy Lord God almighty
15 Thou, whose almighty word