The parish of St Luke is situated at the north end of the Vale Royal local authority area in Cheshire (England) serving the town of Frodsham and the surrounding villages of Helsby, Kingsley, Manley and Elton.
|Address||61 High Street
Welcome to the Parish of St Luke. Please complete the form available in the church porch.
The purpose is to provide support to our Parish Priest in a time of acute shortage of priests. The laity is asked to carry out roles not requiring an ordained ministry. To that end the following working groups are in place:
– Communication and Outreach
– Spirituality, Liturgy and Catechesis
– Premises and property maintenance
– Hospitality and welfare
A summary of the targets can be found on the notice board with contact details. Feel free to give your views to any member of the group or the chairman – Martin Edmunds (01928 735203)
Appointed by the Parish Priest to assist at Mass on a rota basis. They also take communion to the sick and housebound.
Pauline Stitt (01928 739482)
Assist at all Masses with a rota system for all the principle Masses.
Peter Hughes (01928 732638)
The Sacristans help prepare the Altar for Mass and ensure that the various ministries are in place to assist. See notice board for names and contact numbers.
Encourages and develops personal prayer. Arranges an annual parish retreat and other prayer opportunities.
Pat McNeil (01928 722670)
Catholic Children’s Society
Assists disadvantaged children and families in our diocese. Collection boxes available.
Glenys Fitzmaurice (01928 732060)
Members of the Ecumenical group attend meetings of the Frodsham Churches Together and explore things that we can do together for the work of the Church in the Parish.
Aelison Wilson (01928 731235)
CAFOD and Fair Trade
CAFOD believes that the world’s resources are a gift to be shared by all. The official fast days of Lent and Harvest, as well as weekly offerings, enable us to participate in this sharing. Soups lunches are organised in Lent to raise funds.
A support group is available to all suffering bereavement.
Aelison Wilson (01928 731235)
Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC)
Raises awareness of the plight of the unborn child. A small group distributes the “Pro Life Times” after Masses every 7-8 weeks as well as organising occasional fund raising.
Beatrice Bathgate (01928 724504)
Association for the Propagation of the Faith
Supports missions though annual collection. Mission boxes and returns organised by Geraldine who will willingly provide boxes on request.
Geraldine Harris (01928 731323)
St Patrick’s Technical School, Lushoto, Tanzania. This is a technical school training young people to become motor mechanics. I taught there for three years. There is a lot of poverty e.g. three students sharing a pencil stub to write notes. Money received is used to help poor students complete their studies and find employment.
Frank Pickerill (01928 731203)
Counters meet after the 9.30am Mass on Mondays to count and record the Offertory collection and other cash receipts. There is a monthly rota.
Each week a team of two organises the flowers on a rota basis for church throughout the year. At present there are 4 teams.
Geraldine Pile (01829 752866)
Each week a team of people clean the Church on a rota basis.
Frail or Disabled Pensioners
There is a wheelchair available to assist disabled parishioners. Anyone wishing to come to Mass but currently unable to do so because of frailty of disability should contact Christine Thomas (01928 732445) or Glenys Fitzmaurice (01928 732060)
Music for the Liturgy
Interested musicians and singers should contact Helena Gonzales (01928 89899).
Planned Giving and Giftaid
Special envelopes are available to parishioners who wish to make a regular weekly contribution by this method.
Regular contributions can be enhanced through reclaiming tax. This can be done through signing covenant forms which can be found in the Church porch.
Tess Whiteway (01928 725351)
A lottery operates to raise funds. The annual subscription is £12, which can be paid annually or monthly. The prizes are listed in the porch.
Christine Thomas (01928 732445)
Many of the Parish Activities listed rely on volunteers to keep them going.
All members of the Parish are strongly urged to play a part in Church affairs. To volunteer just ring the appropriate contact number. You will be most welcome.
Pastoral Area LPA12 – doslpa12.co.uk
St Luke’s Parish is a member of the Frodsham and Runcorn Pastoral Area. The Pastoral Team aims to enrich the practice of the Catholic Faith in our area and foster co-operation within our communities. Pauline Stitt (01928 739482) is St Luke’s representative and Secretary of the team.