Our Parish Church in Mellor

Welcome!     😁                                                            
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, 18th AUGUST 2019 - 9th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Family Service               Mr Geoff GillCoffee will be served after the serviceTuesday, 20th August 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev John Hartley Sunday, 25th ...
    Posted 18 Aug 2019, 02:47 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 11th AUGUST 2019 - 8th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev John HartleyTuesday, 13th August 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Roland Nicholson Sunday, 18th August 20199th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 9 Aug 2019, 00:45 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 4th AUGUST 2019 - 7th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Gary HuntTuesday, 6th AugustThe Transfiguration of our Lord 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Gary Hunt Sunday, 11th August 2019 ...
    Posted 4 Aug 2019, 23:36 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 28th July 2019 - 6th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Roland NicholsonTuesday, 30th July 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev John Hartley Sunday, 4th August 20197th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 29 Jul 2019, 00:54 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 21st July 2019 - 5th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Family Service               Rev David KennedyTuesday, 23rd July 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev David Kennedy Sunday, 28th July 20196th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 29 Jul 2019, 00:52 by Richard Jones
  • Fun Family Service! Our July family service was full of fun and joy thanks to our youngsters and to Rev David Kennedy. Our young instrumentalists played familiar tunes to open the service and ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2019, 03:34 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 14th July 2019 - 4th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev John HartleyTuesday, 16th July 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury Sunday, 21st July 20195th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 11 Jul 2019, 09:37 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 7th July 2019 - 3rd SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev Jane BuryTuesday, 9th July 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury Sunday, 14th July 20194th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2019, 02:31 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 30th JUNE 2019 - 2nd SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  United Benefice Service               at St Leonard’s, Balderstone Tuesday, 2nd July 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury Sunday, 7th July 20193rd ...
    Posted 30 Jun 2019, 07:15 by Richard Jones
  • DON'T FORGET ABOUT EASY FUND RAISING FOR THE CHURCH There are 3 easy ways to use easy fundraising to raise money for St Mary’s Mellor church fund when you shop online - at no cost to yourself.Download the ...
    Posted 25 Jun 2019, 05:40 by Richard Jones
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View from the Vicarage - July & August 2019

Dear friends

Having spent almost 20 years as a primary school teacher in my previous working life, the six-week summer holiday was a   treasured time to relax, recharge, regroup, and prepare for the rigours of the next academic year. A fortnight’s holiday to foreign parts was a chance for a much needed break as I immersed myself in a foreign culture – hopefully with some sunshine!

From the Gospels, we know that Our Lord periodically took Himself off to recharge both His physical and spiritual batteries, and to give Himself time to hear afresh the voice of God speaking to Him.  Surely if Christ Himself felt the need to take time-out, how much more should we?

In the early days of Christianity, the Egyptian desert became the chosen place of retreat for those seeking to hear God’s voice. They wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the distractions of the increasingly secular world, and focus on God.  But the ‘distractions’ existing in those days were as nothing compared to those we experience today. 

So, what do we have in place to recharge our spiritual batteries so we can live lives following in the footsteps of Christ, Our Lord and Saviour?  Those early desert dwellers became well-known for their thoughts, recorded as ‘The Sayings of The Desert Fathers’, which over the distance of almost 2,000 years, still have much to say to us.  The maxim they lived by was ‘Flee; be silent; pray always’ – and maybe this could be ours, too. We don’t have to go to the extreme of the Egyptian desert, but merely make determined efforts to take ‘time out’ so we can be with God in the silence of our hearts, with a prayer on our lips.

And so this summer, amid the frantic preparations for holidays and time away, may we make the effort to focus on our spiritual lives, and learn from the Desert Fathers: ‘Flee; be silent; pray always’.

Happy holiday!

Rev Jane 


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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