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 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
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 8 MAY 2016 – SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Canon John Hartley   During the administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in the singing of ...
    Posted 9 May 2016, 10:02 by Richard Jones
  • ART EXHIBITION   A fourth EXHIBITION OF ART by local amateur artists will be held in Mellor St. Mary’s Parish Church on 13, 14 & 15th May 2016.   On Friday from 1.00 ...
    Posted 30 Apr 2016, 04:21 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 1 MAY 2016 – SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Enid Briggs   During the administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in the singing of the ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2016, 23:36 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 24 APRIL 2016 – FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion Rev’d Enid Briggs   During the administration of Holy Communion the Congregation are invited to join the Choir in the singing of the ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2016, 23:40 by Richard Jones
  • Sister Sue's Farewell Service Sister Sue's final farewell service will be Evensong at 6.30 pm on Sunday 1 May at Mellor.  This will be followed by tea and cakes in the narthex ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2016, 09:09 by Richard Jones
  • NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 17 APRIL – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SERVICES Today 10.30 am Parish Communion All Age Worship   Vestry and Annual Parochial Church Meeting for the election of churchwardens, PCC members and sidespersons will take place in church ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2016, 09:08 by Richard Jones
  • PCC Review of the Year 2015 Parochial Church Council Review of the Year 2015 The PCC met 6 times during the year.  In addition, there were the Vestry Meeting and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.  We ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2016, 00:29 by Richard Jones
  • Church Fabric Report 2015 The Parish Church of St Mary, Mellor Fabric Report 2015   We reported last year on two major issues: redecoration of the chancel and water ingress in the vestry.  Unfortunately, these ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2016, 00:27 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


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