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 SERVICES

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.

INSTITUTION AND INDUCTION – Revd Canon Robert McLaren

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: secy@stlukesholmeschapel.uk

NEWS & STORIES

Churchyard tidied again!

Churchyard tidied again!

Many thanks to the regular team who tidied the weeds and dead flowers in the memorials area of the Knutsford Road churchyard last Saturday morning, 6th July.  Pictured  (left to right) are Mike, Jayne, Charlotte, Val, John, Darren, Ken and Tim. Why not come along to...

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MU at the Theatre

MU at the Theatre

A small group of 6 of us went to the New Victoria Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme to see the play ‘The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart' for our July meeting. None of us really knew what to expect, and at the interval we all looked at each other (over a cup of tea...

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From the Wardens – August 2019

From the Wardens – August 2019

It feels as though the summer is shaping up to be quite typically British...we have spells of torrential downpours with some flash flooding and then we have extended periods of tropical heat. Initially, we like the heat and the long summer days but after too long we...

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Interregnum update

Interregnum update

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a new Vicar - Revd Canon Robert (Rob) McLaren, subject to completion of legal formalities.  He is currently Vicar of St George with St Martin, Poynton.  See STOP PRESS for more details.   The announcement has been...

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Genesis Newsletter – May, June and July 2019

Genesis Newsletter – May, June and July 2019

Dear Parents,

Please enjoy reading our latest Genesis news and dates that lead us towards the summer holidays. We shall be exploring the start of the Church following Jesus’ resurrection, Pentecost and exploring the work of Christian charities.

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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.