Our Parish Church in Mellor


Urgent! Parochial Church Council
We need to bring the following to everyone’s urgent attention if we are to continue to have a legally constituted PCC from April this year.

Graham will be standing down as the sole Churchwarden and the Treasurer at the end of his term of office, as he has already stated. We thank him most sincerely for all he has done in exceptionally difficult circumstances.

As we should have two churchwardens, not just one, the PCC formed an Assistant Warden’s Team to take on various responsibilities and, over time, this has worked well and will be continuing. However, the Team is not and cannot be a replacement for elected officers of the PCC. We therefore appeal for people to search their hearts and offer their services to take on the roles of Churchwardens and Treasurer. There is no way forward without new volunteers.

Additionally, there are spaces for more people on the PCC.

Elections will be held at the Vestry and Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 12 April after morning service. Please give this your very prayerful and serious consideration and speak to Amma Sue, Graham or any member of the PCC if it would be helpful
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.

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.

Amma Sue, our Vicar, would be happy to talk to you about our church life and to welcome you into the congregation. 

Mellor Parish Church News & Announcements

  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2015 – PASSION SUNDAY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Fifth Sunday of Lent – Passion Sunday Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2015, 03:53 by Richard Jones
  • It's Churchyard Spring Clean Time Again - Monday 23rd March Volunteers Please!
    Posted 16 Mar 2015, 04:33 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 15 MARCH 2015 – MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Gill Dyer   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2015, 09:36 by Richard Jones
  • Passiontide Reflections A devotional service of readings, hymns and Music for congregation and choir.   Sunday 22nd March 2015 6.30 p.m.   If you would like to sing with the choir, please ...
    Posted 10 Mar 2015, 10:49 by Richard Jones
  • ALL CHANGE! Amma Sue is changing her day off   From MONDAY 2ND MARCH   her day off will now be every MONDAY   CHANGE TO UNITED BENEFICE OFFICE HOUR AT THE VICARAGE   Beginning ...
    Posted 10 Mar 2015, 10:27 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 8 MARCH 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Roland Nicholson   6.30 pm Evensong Amma Sue Tuesday 10 March 9.30 am Holy Communion   Sunday 15 March Mothering Sunday ...
    Posted 10 Mar 2015, 08:54 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 1 MARCH 2015 – SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Amma Sue   The stall selling Fairtrade goods will be open following this morning's service. Please come and take a look...   6.30 ...
    Posted 2 Mar 2015, 12:59 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2015 – FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Gary Hunt   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2015, 10:43 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2015 – SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2015, 00:57 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2015 – SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Amma Sue   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2015, 01:20 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2015 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Dr John Darch   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the ...
    Posted 1 Feb 2015, 08:38 by Richard Jones
  • ???The Village Quiz???   The Quiz will be held on   Friday 13th February in the School, starting at 7.30 prompt.   Tickets are £6.50 each   and include a Meat-and-Potato Pie ...
    Posted 27 Jan 2015, 08:08 by Richard Jones
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Amma Sue - March 2015

Dear Friends

 By the time you read this we shall be well into Lent, which means plenty of time to have decided what we plan to “give up”; and of course find that we haven’t managed to do any of the Lenten things we promised ourselves we would do this year! Don’t despair and just forget all about it though. It’s not the length of time that matters  - or even what you do – Lent is about deepening our relationship with God. And Lenten disciplines are meant to be an opportunity for refreshing and replenishing our discipleship. A character in one of my favourite books describe Lent as “a spiritual spring cleaning” and I find myself saying “hear, hear!” to that.

 Just recently I came across a book which looked at the clutter that our daily lives get into as we seem to fill our homes, offices, garages,rooms, cupboards, with more and more things. Whether it’s the item that has been hanging around “just in case” we find a use for it, or that one thing that you “simply must have” if your wardrobe, car, tool box etc. is going to be complete. Little bit by little we find ourselves surrounded by THINGS, useful and useless. The response of the author was to spend her Lent giving one thing away every day! She found it both a liberating experience and also a deeply spiritual one as she spent part of each day consciously asking herself the question “what are my priorities in life?” And, “where do I put God when it comes to my priorities?”

 Originally, of course, Lent was the time of preparation for new Christians before their baptism on Easter Day. It was a time for them to learn more about their faith in God and just what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ; and what the implications of that would be for the rest of their earthly life and beyond. This time of preparation was a truly life changing time as it brought them face to face with where God was in their lives, and what God wanted for their lives. It’s no bad thing to take a leaf out of their book – not just at Lent but periodically throughout the year, for just as with our material possessions, our faith lives too can get very cluttered, ironically even pushing God out of first place!

 So, if you started Lent with good intentions and find that you haven’t kept them up – don’t worry just begin again. Or even, if you didn’t get beyond the point of even thinking about a Lenten discipline, that’s OK you can start now. At the very least let us all take the time at some point during these forty days to seriously as ourselves the question “What place does God hold in my life?” “What clutter displaces God from first place and what can I do about getting rid of it?”

 So have a blessed Lent and may you experience the great joy of the Resurrection Life on Easter Day.

 With every blessing          Amma Sue

 


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Mellor Village Hall.

Enjoy a relaxing coffee with a slice of delicious homemade cake!

Pop up Coffee Shop

 

We are open the first Saturday of the month 9.30 – 1.30 ish!

(later if we are busy enough)

                                •        We offer a choice of home made soup with bread

                                •        Sausage & Bacon teacakes from Littlers                                                      butchers

                                •        Homemade cakes

                                •        Choice of coffees, tea, herbal tea and hot                                                     chocolate & Juice for the children

                                •        Special cakes for children

                                •        Daily papers & magazines

                                •        Children’s table

                                •        Scrabble, dominoes & cards

     A warm & friendly welcome is guaranteed

The Pop up Coffee shop is run by volunteers of Mellor

and all proceeds are for the village hall.




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