Our Parish Church in Mellor

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Pentecost 
St Mary the Virgin
Mellor is a friendly Parish Church committed to serving God and the community of Mellor in the heart of Lancashire.

This website tells you something about who we are, what we do, when we do it etc.. We update it regularly and contributions are welcomed. We hope you find it helpful and interesting.

We would be delighted to talk to you about our church life and to welcome you into the congregation. 
 
If you'd like to know more about us, please come along to worship with us on a Sunday, or join in any of our events - we'd love to see you. Take a look at "News & announcements" or check out the 'What's on?' page to see what's coming up.

Also, every Monday between 6.00 - 7.00pm in the Vicarage, The Rev'd Roland Nicholson is available to discuss Baptisms, Weddings and any matters of a spiritual nature.   (Suspended for the time being due to Covid-19)                      

Mellor Parish Church News & Announcements

  • Pentecost Family Worship Online - Sunday 31st May 2020 10am - sign in from 09.30 Please join us for our Sunday worship on the 31st May, which will be led by Rev. Roland Nicholson this week.You can log in from 09:30 and ...
    Posted 30 May 2020, 22:19 by Richard Jones
  • United Benefice Walk for Blackburn Foodbank Paul Daunton announced at our Sunday Zoom service that our walking week raised over £1100 and the total distance walked was 500 miles! What a great effort! Seb Roberts put ...
    Posted 26 May 2020, 07:26 by Richard Jones
  • Worship Online - Sunday 24th May 2020 10am - sign in from 09.30 Please see below for this week’s link to the United Benefice Sunday worship via zoom.Please log in from 09:30 onwards and the service will start at 10am ...
    Posted 23 May 2020, 07:17 by Richard Jones
  • Worship Online - Sunday 17th May 2020 10am - sign in from 09.30 You are invited to join us for our Sunday worship on the 17th May, which will be led by Sarah Earnshaw this week, who is the Diocesan children’s ...
    Posted 23 May 2020, 07:12 by Richard Jones
  • United Benefice Walk At this time of year our churches are usually busy enjoying outdoor events. As these can’t happen at the moment, we decided to organise something a bit different.We ...
    Posted 15 May 2020, 04:02 by Richard Jones
  • Worship Online - Sunday 10th May 2020 10am - sign in from 09.30 This week’s service will be led by Rev'd Jane Bury and all are warmly welcome to log in and be part of our Sunday worship.Attached below are ...
    Posted 9 May 2020, 06:55 by Richard Jones
  • Worship Online - Sunday 3rd May 2020 10am - sign in from 09.30 United Benefice Service Balderstone, Mellor, SamlesburyThis week’s service will be led by Pam Daunton and all are warmly welcome to log in and be part of our Sunday ...
    Posted 1 May 2020, 09:19 by Richard Jones
  • Worship - Sunday - 26th April, 2020 10am - sign in from 09.30 United Benefice Service Balderstone, Mellor, Samlesbury This week’s service will be led by Rev'd John Hartley and all are warmly welcome to log in and be part of ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2020, 02:31 by Richard Jones
  • Family Worship - Sunday - 19th April, 2020 10am - sign in from 09.30 United Benefice Service Balderstone, Mellor, Samlesbury This week’s service will be led by Sarah Earnshaw, who is the Diocesan Children’s Work Advisor and we are planning on this ...
    Posted 18 Apr 2020, 03:40 by Richard Jones
  • Alleluia, Christ is risen!
    Posted 12 Apr 2020, 00:38 by Richard Jones
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Vicar's Message - April 2020

AN EASTER MESSAGE


It’s simple...don’t be afraid.


Fear is a universal reality, fear of death, fear of sickness, 

unemployment, change of personal circumstances and many other things.  People can be so concerned about the mistakes they have made in the past and fearful of the future that they do not enjoy living in the present. When we read the bible it is amazing how many times we are told not to be afraid. In the Christmas and Easter narratives it is the message given by the angels. At the birth of Jesus the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary saying, “don’t be afraid.” When Mary Magdalene came to the tomb on Easter morning to discover that Jesus was not there an angel stood with her and said, “don’t be afraid....he is not here, for he has been raised.”

At significant moments angels appear and their message is clear...”don’t be afraid.” Whatever it is we may be facing the glorious truth is that Jesus rose from the dead to accompany us on our journey. That is the wonderful Easter reality, we are not on our own. Whatever may come our way Jesus meets with us and walks with us, strengthening and encouraging us to continue. I heard the story of someone who was ready to throw the towel in but God threw it back and said, “get up, wipe your face you are almost there.”

It is said of Michelangelo that he would take a block of marble and chip away until the angel appeared. I have spoken to people who are very clear that at a critical moment someone appeared unexpectedly to help. They were convinced it was an angel in human form given to rescue and comfort them.

This Easter could we all make it a priority to “be an angel” to others. By words of kindness, reassurance and generosity help to take away fear and enable people to live as Christ intends. A life without fear.

Bishop Cyril Ashton



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