Our Parish Church in Mellor

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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.                         

Mellor Parish Church News & Announcements

  • VILLAGE QUIZ TONIGHT! Friday 14th Feb at 7.30 pm in schoolTickets £7.50 Meat & Potato Pie Supper with a vegetarian OptionThere will be Bar selling Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks ...
    Posted 14 Feb 2020, 09:45 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 16th FEBRUARY 2020 – 2nd SUNDAY BEFORE LENT SERVICESToday   9.30am  Family Service                Rev David KennedyCoffee is served after the ServiceTuesday, 18th February9.30am  Holy Communion               Rev David KennedySunday, 23rd February ...
    Posted 14 Feb 2020, 08:33 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 9th FEBRUARY 2020 – 3rd SUNDAY BEFORE LENT SERVICESToday   9.30am  Parish Communion                Rev Roland NicholsonTuesday, 11th February9.30am  Holy Communion               Rev Roland Nicholson Sunday, 16th February 20203rd Sunday before Lent ...
    Posted 7 Feb 2020, 09:00 by Richard Jones
  • Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes for the United Benefice St Mary’s is pleased to host this service, as we begin the season of Lent and prepare ourselves to follow our Lord on his journey to Jerusalem.The ‘retired ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2020, 07:20 by Richard Jones
  • Christian Stewardship Envelopes Letters have been sent to those who use stewardship envelopes. If you require envelopes for next year, please speak with the Church Wardens or Helen Holroyd – we need to get ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2020, 06:43 by Richard Jones
  • Lent 2020 Study Preparing followers of Jesus to face persecution is an aspect of discipleship.   In a time when many countries actively suppress the expression of Christian faith, mission, in the context of ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2020, 06:39 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 2nd FEBRUARY 2020 – PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE Candlemas / Purification of St Mary the Virgin SERVICESToday   9.30am  Parish Communion                Rev John HartleyCoffee is served after the ServiceTuesday, 4th February9.30am  Holy Communion               Rev John Hartley Sunday, 9th February ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2020, 06:37 by Richard Jones
  • Christian Stewardship Standing Order Mandate For those planning to convert from the weekly stewardship envelope scheme to a standing order, here is the amended mandate form replacing the earlier one that had an incorrect sort ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2020, 06:44 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 26th JANUARY 2020 – 3rd SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY   SERVICESToday   9.30am  Parish Communion                Rev David KennedyTuesday, 28th January9.30am  Holy Communion               Rev Roland NicholsonSunday, 2nd February 2020The Presentation of Christ in ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2020, 10:06 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 19th JANUARY 2020 – 2nd SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY SERVICESToday   9.30am  Family Service                Rev Roland NicholsonCoffee is served after the serviceTuesday, 21st January9.30am  Holy Communion               Rev Roland Nicholson  Sunday, 26th January ...
    Posted 17 Jan 2020, 09:27 by Richard Jones
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Vicar's Message - February 2020

Clergy Letter

This month we are grateful to the Rev’d Bill Sloan who ministers at Samlesbury St Leonard the Less for supplying the Clergy Letter.

A very happy and peaceful New Year to you all. I hope and pray 2020 is a really good year for everyone.

When I was thinking about 2020 I reflected on the year 2000, only 20 years ago and all the scaremongering that abounded at that time. We were told computers would stop working, the millennium bug as it came to be known would not only stop computers from working but will also stop aeroplanes, etc. None of this came to pass.

As we enter a new decade what are your fears for 2020? Perhaps you’re looking forward to the New Year with excitement and have no worries. Or perhaps you have some hangovers from previous years.

Whichever side of the fence you are on we can all trust that in God while we travel through the decade He is always with us and is always prepared and willing to listen to anything we have to say. All we have to do is to talk with him. For some this talking with God follows a relatively formal time of morning or evening prayer. This is what all clergy have to do as they pray for the parish and its people. For others it is less formal and regulated as they talk with God at every opportunity in the day. And for others it happens on an irregular basis, once each week, month or even year. It really doesn’t matter how often or how regular your prayer is, the valuable thing is it does happen during important times in your life.

In our services in the Church of England we are encouraged to pray for the Church, the World and to Thank God for His goodness. I would suggest this is a good place to start and you could try reading your Bible, perhaps at the same time and one chapter, and see where you are in a few months time. You could follow this pattern at some point in every day bringing the needs of your family to God and asking for His help in solving them.

As we live through this new decade what are you dreams for it. Whatever they are talk to God about them and ask Him to lead you in the way.

This new decade of 2020 will be entirely different from the 1920s. There will be a lot to talk to God about with all the uncertainties we see in the world just now. One area I would ask you to focus on in your prayers is for peace in our world. There are far too many wars in the world with some people trying to escalate these wars. Pray that God will heal broken and war torn nations and bring a lasting peace to His world.

My prayer for you as you journey through 2020 is that it will be a Holy, Good and Peaceful decade and you will find peace in our Lord Jesus.

With every blessing for 2020

Rev’d Bill Sloan

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