Parish Church of St Luke - Holmes Chapel

Making Christ known in the community of Holmes Chapel so that all can share in the joy of God's love
coming services and events

Sunday 8th December – Advent 2

  • 8.30 am – Holy Communion (Order 2)
  • 10 am – Holy Communion (Order 1)
  • 11 am – Fairtrade Stall in the Church Hall
  • 12 noon – Baptism of Ellie Taylor

We offer a warm welcome to anyone visiting or with us for the first time

Readings for both services:
  • Isaiah C11, v1-10.
  • Matthew C3, v1-12.

Genesis (in the Church Hall)

  • 10am – Third Nativity practice

Institution and Induction of our new vicar

Over 180 invited guests and parishioners from St Luke’s and St George’s, Poynton, packed into the church on Friday evening 22nd Nov. to see our new vicar, Canon Rob McLaren, installed by Bishop Willy and to welcome him and his family informally afterwards in the Church Hall.  Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make the occasion such a success.

Alastair Cragg and Jayne Weaver – Churchwardens


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A BIG THANK YOU to the many volunteers who have delivered the Holmes Chapel Christmas Cards from Churches Together throughout the village.  Without your generous help it wouldn’t be possible.

You will be blessed!

Pete Shackleton

December Magazines available at back of church – always a full and interesting source of information past, present and future – do help yourself and put 50p per copy in the red tin!
Mothers’ Union Cake Stall in aid of Away From It All – A huge ‘Thank You’ from the MU team to everyone who supported last Sunday – Cake bakers and providers and all who donated to our fund.  Together we raised a Grand Total of £195.20.  Dorothy Wood.

Sunday Teaching Series in the New Year. Rob asks would you prefer 4 weeks in the Book of Ruth or 4 weeks of Jesus’ parables in Mark 4?   Voting slips available in early January.

Open the Boxes – Children’s Society Collecting Boxes now due in church – please either bring your box, or the contents clearly labelled with your name and address, to hand to a churchwarden or sidesman for safe-keeping.  Collection of your box may be arranged through Abi Rayner HC 537 554.  Thank you.

Please use your phone !…to take a photo of the Hope for Justice poster at the back of the Church Hall  There is a link to follow to nominate the Charity for £1000.   Charity number 1126097. Closing date 20th December. Thank you. Change lives. End Slavery .