Our Parish Church in Mellor

Alleluia Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed - Alleluia! 
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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

  • SUNDAY, 26th May 2019 - 6th SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICESToday 9.30am   Parish Communion                Rev Dennis CrookTuesday, 28th May 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Roland NicholsonThursday, 30th May 7.30pm  ASCENSION DAY                 Holy Communion ...
    Posted 24 May 2019, 02:33 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 19th May 2019 - 5th SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICESToday 9.30am   Family Service                with ‘Resurrection Rock’                performed by Year3/4 Children                and members of the church choir                with Seb Roberts                Rev John HartleyTuesday, 21st May ...
    Posted 16 May 2019, 12:23 by Richard Jones
  • Experience Easter This Easter on the 24th and 25th of April we had two wonderful days of reflection, thoughts and activities leading the children of St Mary’s school on a journey ...
    Posted 15 May 2019, 00:23 by Richard Jones
  • Resurrection Rock at The Family Service Sunday 19th May In July, I am visiting the Samaritan School in Uganda – a primary school for orphans located just outside Kampala – to assist with the further development of the school and experience ...
    Posted 15 May 2019, 00:09 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 12th May 2019 - 4th SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Roland NicholsonTuesday, 14th May 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev David Kennedy Sunday, 19th May 20195th Sunday of Easter ...
    Posted 11 May 2019, 05:08 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 5th May 2019 - 3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev John HartleyTuesday, 7th May 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev John Hartley Sunday 12th May 20194th Sunday of Easter ...
    Posted 11 May 2019, 05:06 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 28th APRIL 2019 - 2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Jane Buryfollowed by Vestry Meeting                     and Annual Parish meetingTuesday, 30th April 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev David Kennedy Sunday 5 ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2019, 23:53 by Richard Jones
  • Delightful dawn service! Perfect start to Easter Day. A happy Easter gathering - visit our Facebook page for more photos!
    Posted 21 Apr 2019, 11:35 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 21st APRIL 2019 - EASTER DAY SERVICESToday 6.00am  Easter Dawn Service9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Roland NicholsonTuesday, 23rd April 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury Sunday, 28th  April 2019 ...
    Posted 18 Apr 2019, 09:45 by Richard Jones
  • Stations Of The Cross Moving "Stations Of The Cross" Service today (Maundy Thursday) led by Roland and John. The school children's wonderful paintings depicting each of the fourteen stations helped contemplation greatly!See ...
    Posted 18 Apr 2019, 08:30 by Richard Jones
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View from the Vicarage - May 2019

 Dear Friends

The hymn ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’ quite plainly has, as its theme, the friendship of Jesus.   Strangely enough there are few hymns that deal with this subject and what’s more, the title ‘friend’ is never directly given to Jesus in the NT.   His critics, in contempt and derision, did refer to him as ‘the friend of sinners’. Even so, the title is true. Jesus was, and is, the friend of sinners, which means He is our friend.

Now a friend differs from a relation.   We have no choice as regards our family – bound by blood ties, by birth.   But we are free to choose our friends and such a choice is very important one.   The bond of friendship is a spiritual not a physical bond. Such is our relationship with Jesus.   His love draws us to him and we are bound to him for life. As such he is a friend for everyone.

Jesus is also the friend in time of need.   Don’t we say “a friend in need is a friend indeed”.   Times of need prove the worth of friends and the quality of their friendship.   Friends mean so much to us when things go wrong. Not only is Jesus a faithful friend, He is a sympathetic one – sharing our sorrows and knowing our weaknesses.

Jesus is the friend always on call – 24/7 !   Our human friend is not of much help if they are far away, out of reach, inaccessible.   In contrast He is always accessible, always available. He is there at all times and in all places – though the gift of prayer.   It is a great privilege to have instant access – by prayer. Furthermore, we must remember that prayer isn’t a spiritual chore. Prayer is more than a religious duty.   It’s a glorious privilege. Do we make a habit of taking everything to God in prayer? Remember! Nothing is too big to pray about, nothing too small. What’s more, our ‘big’ things are all small to God’s power and our ‘little’ things are all big to his love.   If we fail to pray, how much we lose. Pray without ceasing, pray about everything, pray with confidence. Never underestimate the power of prayer !

With every blessing

John Hartley


Currently the Parish is Vacant.    

Until further notice all enquiries should be addressed to the Area Dean, Rev Jonathan Carmillie.

The Vicarage, 40 The Sands, Whalley  BB7 9TL Tel 01254 824679 Email:  vicar@whalleypc.org.uk

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