Our Parish Church in Mellor

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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, 6th OCTOBER 2019 – 16th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY Harvest Festival SERVICESToday   9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev David KennedyTuesday, 8th October 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Roland Nicholson Sunday, 13th October 201917th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 5 Oct 2019, 10:36 by Richard Jones
  • See Some Art Exhibition Photos of Our Facebook Page Follow this link - Wonderful art, music and food weekend in church!
    Posted 29 Sep 2019, 10:10 by Richard Jones
  • “All Souls’ Day Service” United Benefice of Balderstone, Mellor and Samlesbury“All Souls’ Day Service” to be celebrated on Monday, 4th Novemberat 7.30pm at St Mary the Virgin, MellorSt Mary’s ...
    Posted 27 Sep 2019, 08:56 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 29th SEPTEMBER 2019 - ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS SERVICESToday   11.00am  United Benefice Service                  Parish Communion                  Rev Roland Nicholson and                  Rev John Hartley  4.00pm  Songs of Praise                   Today is Fr Roland’s 44th Anniversaryof ...
    Posted 27 Sep 2019, 08:18 by Richard Jones
  • Great Art and Music weekend ahead! ⛪️🎨🎼
    Posted 26 Sep 2019, 01:18 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019 - 14th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday   9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev John Hartley              Tuesday, 24th September 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev John Hartley Sunday, 29th September 2019St Michael & All Angels11 ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2019, 01:16 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 15th SEPTEMBER 2019 - 13th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday   9.30am  Family Service               for Education Sunday               Rev Jane Bury190th Birthday Party after the worshipTuesday, 17th September 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2019, 01:15 by Richard Jones
  • SUNDAY, 8th SEPTEMBER 2019 - 12th SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY SERVICESToday 9.30am  Parish Communion               Rev John HartleyTuesday, 10th September 9.30am   Holy Communion                 Rev Jane Bury Sunday, 15th September 201913th Sunday after Trinity ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2019, 10:00 by Richard Jones
  • St Leonard’s Balderstone - Harvest Supper Thursday 3rd October 7.30pmOnce again, you are all warmly invited to join usfor our Harvest Supper.The supper will be held in school which followsthe service ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2019, 09:57 by Richard Jones
  • Exhibition of Art A great weekend of art, wine, food and music coming up at the end of the month - don't miss it!
    Posted 4 Sep 2019, 06:25 by Richard Jones
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View from the Vicarage - October 2019

Vicar’s Message

“The Word is like a Seed”

 My Dear Friends

This is the time of year when all around the country in Parish Churches the HARVEST is celebrated.

A seed is a marvellous thing – it can make barren ground fruitful – BUT a seed is extremely weak and vulnerable. It depends entirely on the kind of soil in which it is sown. If the soil is lacking, the seed will come to nothing; if the soil is good, it will produce a rich harvest.

So it is with a word. A word is a powerful thing. It can comfort, inspire, teach, correct, challenge, change a life – OR it can come to nothing. It is completely dependent upon the attitude of the one who hears it.

The parable of the sower makes for good reading at this time of year.

We know what happened when some seed fell onto stony ground - it took root - and soon withered away because of lack of soil and moisture.

So it is with people who hear the word – but when it comes to carrying it out – they lose enthusiasm and quickly abandon it.

Some seed fell into ground where weeds lay in wait – the seed gets a good start then the weeds appear and the seed gets smothered.

There are people who receive the word – BUT they have so many other interests, that the most important gets crowded out – too busy to pray or attend worship.

Finally, some seed fell on good soil – putting down strong roots, found nourishment and produce a good harvest.

This goes for people who hear the word, understand it and then act on it. Their lives are enriched by it.

The seed of God’s word, once dropped into the human heart, never dies. It is never too late to act on the word of God.

The word of God is a seed, it comes to us as a friend. It is a sign of God’s love for us. Through His word God calls us to a fuller and more fruitful life. Its purpose is to enrich us and that enrichment is the result when a person hears the word and acts on it.

If we refuse to receive the word, or if we receive it and don’t act on it, we are the losers.

Read the parable Matthew 13: 1-23 and then decide which seed you are.

Yours in Christ

Father Roland


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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