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.

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 26 JUNE 2016 – FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Roland Nicholson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing  the hymn shown in ...
    Posted by Richard Jones
  • Joyful Confirmation Service Bishop Philip confirmed these lovely young people today. God bless them!   I took seven pictures of this scene so please feel free to download the ones you like best from ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2016, 04:51 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2016 – FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Confirmation Service with Bishop Philip Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2016, 08:06 by Richard Jones
  • Please Return Your Church Questionnaire by Thursday 30th June HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR CHURCHES' FUTUREPlease read this month's letter from Father Roland opposite, complete a questionnaire and return it by 30th June. Many thanks.
    Posted 14 Jun 2016, 04:54 by Richard Jones
  • Summer BBQ
    Posted 14 Jun 2016, 00:41 by Richard Jones
  • Rose Queen Festival 2016 On Saturday 11 June, Lucy Taylor was crowned by Mrs Jess Hayes at our joyful annual Rose Queen celebration! Sadly it was somewhat dampened by dreadful weather, which caused the ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2016, 01:16 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 12 JUNE 2016 – THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship Rev’d David Wotherspoon   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing  the ...
    Posted 10 Jun 2016, 04:28 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 5 JUNE 2016 – SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Admission of Sidespersons Rev’d Enid Briggs   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing  the ...
    Posted 4 Jun 2016, 05:36 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 29 MAY 2016 – FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing  the hymn shown ...
    Posted 29 May 2016, 23:13 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 22 MAY 2016 – TRINITY SUNDAY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Roland Nicholson   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing  the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 29 May 2016, 23:10 by Richard Jones
  • 2016 Art Festival and "Songs of Praise" Our excellent Art Festival concluded yesterday with a well attended "Songs of Praise" service - where parishioners from the United Benefice chose their favourite hymns which were sung with gusto!Such ...
    Posted 16 May 2016, 01:16 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 15 MAY 2016 – PENTECOST SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship Archdeacon Mark   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in singing  the hymn shown ...
    Posted 14 May 2016, 00:14 by Richard Jones
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Vicar's Letter - June 2016

Dear Friends,

WHAT KIND OF CHURCH? 

 What kind of church do you want?  This is a difficult question, but, a very important one to ask, not just for the church today, but for the future church. 

 Everyone in the UNITED BENEFICE of MELLOR, BALDERSTONE & SAMLESBURY will be receiving two questionnaires which I hope will be taken seriously and answered and returned by a large percentage of residents in the communities. 

 Since the early church there has always been change...change in building design...  change in music and the way we conduct our worship, and that change still goes on today...BUT...I truly believe we are at a point in the life of the church that still falls behind in many ways and none more so than in our styles of worship. I grew up with a church that was three times on a Sunday using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer then came Series 1..2 & 3 now Common Worship...yet with all of these changes the church membership and people attending Sunday worship keeps on falling...WHY ? 

 One of the reasons being that the lifestyles of people have changed...the way we travel so easily today ...young peoples activities that take place on a Sunday… the list goes on. 

 Many who worship today are happy just `to stay as we are`… the question you then have to ask is...who replaces them when they have gone?  

 The answers that come back are very important and vital for the planning of the Church in the United Benefice. 

 If nothing is done and we just drift along then the future is bleak. PLEASE read and answer the questions honestly. 

 Is the church relevant or irrelevant ? 

Yours in Christ 

Fr Roland


Do you enjoy singing?
St Mary’s, Mellor, needs you!
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