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 24th November – Sunday before Advent/Christ The King

  • 8.30 am – Holy Communion (Order 2)
  • 10 am – Morning Family Worship with Genesis
  • 12 noon – Churches Together volunteers collect their Village Christmas Cards from the Church Hall

We offer a particularly warm welcome to our new vicar Canon Rob McLaren, who is leading our services today, to his wife Jean and to anyone visiting or with us for the first time

Readings for both services:
  • Jeremiah C23, v1-6.
  • Colossians C1, v11-20.

Prayer Ministry is available to anyone after both services today.


Friday 22nd November: 7.30pm

Please join us at the service of Institution and Induction of Revd Canon Robert McLaren as our new Vicar and help welcome him and his family to the parish.

Everyone is welcome to attend but, if you have not received a formal invitation by email, it will help with numbers  for seating and refreshments if you sign the list at the back of church or else email:


MU Afternoon tea

MU Afternoon tea

As we have done for the last few years our final meeting in July was Afternoon Tea, supplied by The Cobbles in Holmes Chapel. They did a wonderful job yet again, providing us with a good variety of sandwiches and a lovely selection of home-made cakes. Leah came over...

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From the Wardens – September 2019

From the Wardens – September 2019

Dear Friends Recently I have been thinking about the importance of the people in our lives. Whether it is family, friends, neighbours or people we see regularly, people can make such a difference to how we feel and how we manage the challenges and opportunities which...

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Interregnum update – July 2019

Interregnum update – July 2019

We have a new Vicar and his name is Rob McLaren, pictured above with his wife, Jean!  That, in a nutshell, is the main exciting news to share with you this month.  Jayne and I have had the privilege to be your representatives in this selection process and are...

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Another Year at Genesis

Another Year at Genesis

As another year at Genesis draws to a close it’s time to reflect on highlights and learning. All our work focus’ on bringing God’s kingdom in heaven to earth and how we can be the hands and feet of God learning from the teachings in the Bible. ‘Thy Kingdom Come’...

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CHRISTMAS CARD DELIVERY – SUN 24 NOVEMBER – 12 noon from Church Hall

Churches Together volunteers collect their Village Christmas Cards from the Church Hall. Feel free to deliver them during the following week if that is easier for you. Help is needed to pack the cards Thursday 21 Nov

Thank you. 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. 

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.