Our Parish Church in Mellor

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

  • 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
  • Remembrance Day Photos Please We need photos of remembrance services at Mellor War Memorial - preferably from 2016, 2017 or 2018. Please send them to admin@mellorparishchurch.org Many Thanks!
    Posted 16 Apr 2019, 02:46 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 14th APRIL 2019 - PALM SUNDAY This is Holy Week SERVICESToday 9.30am   Parish Communion                Rev David KennedyTuesday, 16th April 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Roland Nicholson Maundy Thursday and Good FridaySee below, under ‘This Week ...
    Posted 14 Apr 2019, 23:56 by Richard Jones
  • Churches Trust Grant NATIONAL CHURCHES TRUST – KEEPING CHURCHES, CHAPELS AND MEETING HOUSES ALIVEThe National Churches Trust is delighted to support the Parish Church of St Mary The Virgin Mellor with a grant ...
    Posted 13 Apr 2019, 08:48 by Richard Jones
  • THE ANNUAL CHURCHYARD SPRING CLEAN Monday 8TH APRIL starting at 6.00pm.Once again it is time for the annual churchyard spring clean to remove thedead leaves, broken branches and the general litter ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2019, 03:30 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 7th APRIL 2019 - 5th SUNDAY OF LENT Passion Sunday SERVICESToday 9.30am   Parish Communion                Rev John HartleyTuesday, 9th April 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev John Hartley Sunday 14th April 2019Palm Sunday9.30am  Parish ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2019, 02:04 by Richard Jones
  • EASTER EXPERIENCE Where? In Church When? Wednesday 24th April Thursday 25th April Who? Children from Mellor St. Mary’s School What? The children will rotate around six different stations engaging ...
    Posted 3 Apr 2019, 14:51 by Richard Jones
  • Easter Dawn Service Please come and join us at an Easter Dawn ServiceWe will meet at 6.00am in the Sanctuary of Mellor St. Mary’s Church and begin with the lighting ...
    Posted 3 Apr 2019, 08:58 by Richard Jones
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View from the Vicarage - April 2019

My dear friends


For me this is a very important question for all of us to consider...is it just another chance to have a holiday...to indulge with a few chocolate eggs or maybe buy something new to wear for Spring ?  BUT no matter what we think .. the CROSS, EASTER and THE RESURRECTION remain pivotal to our Christian Faith.

As a young boy (a long time ago) I remember how on GOOD FRIDAY along with my mother we would stand in a queue at Bennets Bakery waiting to buy freshly baked ‘Hot Cross Buns’ they were special....those days have gone as now you can buy them all year round...also I remember going to my Grans on Holy Saturday to be given my ‘Easter Egg’ which was a fresh hard boiled egg done in onion skins to make a reddish pattern.. an egg for all of her family and grandchildren a tradition carried on by my mother and now by my daughter in Scotland.. but today’s grandchildren prefer a chocolate egg! Another event that used to happen was mum using her Co-op Divi to buy us new clothes and shoes.

It is good to remember the past but as a choirboy then and to the present day Easter was and still is a very special Christian Festival...I never tire of singing the Easter Hymns words and music reflecting and retelling the message of Easter.

All of us will be able to look back in our lives and remember things that have now gone, and is the same with our patterns in worship which I hope it will continue to change for the good of the church and future in our worship community. Already we are seeing in many churches a reordering and the use of modern technology that will enhance the worship but at the same time does not mean that we have to change our Heritage, Tradition or churchmanship.

The Easter message will and always will be the same that Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for all upon the Cross and on the third day rose from the grave, but the way in which we use our worship and buildings may not be the same as in the past.


May I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter.

Rev'd Roland Nicholson


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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