Our Parish Church in Mellor


Alleluia. Christ is Risen. He's Risen Indeed. Alleluia!
Happy Easter!
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 19 APRIL 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship Rev’d Gary Hunt   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2015, 01:16 by Richard Jones
  • Annual Parochial Church Meeting A big thankyou from the PCC to everyone who came to the very well attended Annual Meeting on Sunday 12 April.  There were several very encouraging aspects.  The accounts are ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2015, 00:56 by Richard Jones
  • Easter Services There were so many services and events in the time leading up to Easter that gave us an opportunity to join with people across the United Benefice and beyond.  These ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2015, 00:55 by Richard Jones
  • OPENING DOORS TO FREEDOM The Free Project Community Interest Company aims to provide food and essential supplies without charge to homeless people on the streets, sleeping rough or in inadequate shelter. We serve food ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2015, 08:46 by Richard Jones
  • ANNUAL VESTRY & ANNUAL PARISH CHURCH MEETINGS -CHURCHWARDENS & TREASURER The Annual Vestry and Annual Parish Church Meetings will be held in church following Parish Communion on Sunday, 12th April 2015.We need to bring the following to everyone ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2015, 08:36 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 12 APRIL 2015 – SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Amma Sue   *** The Annual Vestry Meeting will follow immediately after the morning service – please see details below ***   6.30 pm Evensong Amma Sue ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2015, 08:21 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2015 – EASTER DAY SERVICES Today 6.00 am Dawn Service Amma Sue   10.30 am Easter Eucharist Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2015, 00:33 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015 – PALM SUNDAY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Amma Sue   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn shown in ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2015, 00:30 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2015 – PASSION SUNDAY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Fifth Sunday of Lent – Passion Sunday Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2015, 03:53 by Richard Jones
  • It's Churchyard Spring Clean Time Again - Monday 23rd March Volunteers Please!
    Posted 16 Mar 2015, 04:33 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 15 MARCH 2015 – MOTHERING SUNDAY SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Gill Dyer   During administration of Holy Communion the Congregation is invited to join the Choir in the singing of the hymn ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2015, 09:36 by Richard Jones
  • Passiontide Reflections A devotional service of readings, hymns and Music for congregation and choir.   Sunday 22nd March 2015 6.30 p.m.   If you would like to sing with the choir, please ...
    Posted 10 Mar 2015, 10:49 by Richard Jones
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Amma Sue - April 2015

Dear Friends 

April sees the beginning of Spring and also the end of the financial year!  Tax returns are now all in and the calculations have been made, by the time you read this we will have had a new Budget set by the Chancellor and the Election Campaign is in full swing; so it seems that even the staid and boring subject of financial planning has taken on the shade of spring-green! 

It is of course tempting to think that all this financial and business planning has little to do with our spiritual lives – but God of course isn’t confined to those bits that we label “religious” but is concerned with all aspects of our lives, even those bits that seem most “unspiritual.”  The beginning of the book of Genesis tells us that we are called to be stewards of the whole of creation, and the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy remind us that God is God of our finances and our business affairs as well; and that we as God’s faithful followers should bring all things under God’s just and gentle rule.  How we make and spend our money is just as “spiritual” as praying and going to church on Sundays, for it is how we conduct the ordinary every day affairs of life that say so much more about how we love God above all things and our neighbours as ourselves than any amount of church attendance.  For it is the ordinary and the every day that proves our faith, for the “proof of the pudding is in the eating” as the saying goes. As we plan our finances for the next year we should do so under prayer asking God’s guidance for how much we should be giving to others through our charitable giving, how much we should be giving to our local church to further our vision and our mission, and how much we should be using for our own family commitments. 

God’s economy isn’t based on prudence however, but on generosity and in God’s economic planning giving to others means that we will receive so much more than we can ever give.  So as we look to the newness of Spring watching God’s creation give so generously and abundantly let us in our turn give generously and abundantly to God.  Giving generously of our money, our time and our talents sure in the knowledge that our heavenly Father will give good things to those who ask him and that in giving even a cup of water to others, we are giving to Christ himself. 

May the blessings of the Risen Lord Jesus be with you all. 

 May God richly bless you all      Amma Sue

 


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What's on Locally



Mellor Village Hall.

Enjoy a relaxing coffee with a slice of delicious homemade cake!

Pop up Coffee Shop

 

We are open the first Saturday of the month 9.30 – 1.30 ish!

(later if we are busy enough)

                                •        We offer a choice of home made soup with bread

                                •        Sausage & Bacon teacakes from Littlers                                                      butchers

                                •        Homemade cakes

                                •        Choice of coffees, tea, herbal tea and hot                                                     chocolate & Juice for the children

                                •        Special cakes for children

                                •        Daily papers & magazines

                                •        Children’s table

                                •        Scrabble, dominoes & cards

     A warm & friendly welcome is guaranteed

The Pop up Coffee shop is run by volunteers of Mellor

and all proceeds are for the village hall.




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Mellor Village Hall bookings for parties or room hire 'phone 07592 053489